Scannell Properties secures new tenant at Bologna Airport development
Widem Logistics Group takes 20,000 sq m at Logistic Airpark Bologna
Scannell Properties, the industrial and logistics investment and development specialist, has secured a new tenant at Logistic Airpark Bologna. Widem Logistics Group, an international third-party logistics (3PL) company has taken a new 20,000 sq m unit from 1 July 2023.
The recently completed warehouse unit forms part of an ongoing brownfield development by Scannell, comprising three buildings totalling 50,000 sq m on a 160,000 sq m site. The site is strategically located next to G. Marconi Airport and just 8 km from the city centre, with excellent onward connections via the A1, A13, A14 and Bologna ring-road network.
The project has been developed to offer tenants flexible and sustainable space. Designed for high-flow logistics, the modular units within three separate buildings benefit from a high ratio of loading bays to floor space: 1/850 sq m, private yards and parking areas.
A BREEAM very good certification has been secured for features including rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic roofing (which will generate 160,000 KWh of green electricity every year), electric vehicle charging points, electric heat pumps for heating/cooling and advanced LED lighting in all buildings. Cycle paths and a bus stop at the site will encourage greener commutes.
Scannell, in conjunction with the municipality of Calderara di Reno, has also provided 40,000 sq m of new public parklands for the local community, with 120 trees planted and new recreational facilities including a roller-skating rink.
Francesco Nappo, Expansion Director at Scannell Properties, Italy commented: “Bologna, in the logistical heart of the country, is one of Italy’s key industrial powerhouses. The city and surrounding area is home to a significant number of manufacturing and production businesses, offering an expanding logistic brand like Widem huge potential for growth. We are excited to welcome them to Logistic Airpark Bologna.”