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Goodman continues e-commerce led expansion by developing four urban distribution facilities in Spain

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

In response to growing demand for logistics space in strategic locations, close to consumers, Goodman has developed four new logistic centres in Tarragona, Barcelona and Madrid. The high specification facilities, with 161,000 square metres of floor space, will provide access to 15.4 million consumers in less than 30 minutes. 

 

Sustainability and innovation were key to all four projects. The properties are equipped with smart consumption meters and electric van parks have been built with a total of 2,511 recharging stations, boosting the customers’ capacity for electric fleets. In addition, the van parks have a multi storey design with as many as five floors, such as Montcada, allowing for efficient use of land. The facilities have received the BREEAM Very Good certification, a leading international certification that guarantees the sustainability of the designs.  

In developing the facilities, Goodman has continued its commitment to the circular economy, recycling waste from the demolition of existing buildings, including Montcada where 18,000 cubic metres of materials from the cable factory previously occupying the site have been re-used. Goodman has planted 45,799 trees in areas close to its developments to offset carbon emissions generated by construction as well as creating carbon sinks that favour the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Ignacio García Cuenca, Country Manager Goodman Spain, said “With e-commerce sales expected to grow in Spain by 39% in the next five years(1), customer demand for strategically located space, close to consumers, making a positive contribution towards a more sustainable world has never been more important. These new developments are expected to create more than 600 jobs, strengthening our support of digital acceleration in Spain, particularly in e-commerce. Thanks to the simultaneous construction of the four centres, we have been able to fulfil our customer’s needs efficiently and quickly, while focusing on innovation and sustainability in the design.”

 

Construction works at Constantí II Logistics Centre in Tarragona took nine months to complete, while Goodman Montcada Logistics Centre in Barcelona, and Mostoles Logistics Centre and Madrid Gate Logistics Centre, in close proximity to the capital city, were developed in seven months. Montcada Logistics Centre and Madrid Gate Logistics Centre are brownfield developments that revitalise the surrounding environment. Currently 80% of Goodman’s development pipeline in Contienental Europe is brownfield, with the aforementioned projects complementing Getafe Terminal Logistics Centre and the multi-storey facilities at Goodman Molins de Rei Logistics Centre and Goodman Castellbisbal Logistics Centre. By 2023, Goodman’s objective  in Continental Europe is to develop 100% of its projects at existing brownfield sites, redeveloping and leveraging the land available in line with the Group’s approach to sustainability.

 

(1)Source: Euromonitor