Logicenters has acquired a 160,000 m2 site at the Danish logistics park, Skandinavisk Transport Center, in Køge to the south of Copenhagen. The land has been sold by Køge municipality and the acquisition has been undertaken as part of the municipality’s expansion plans for the existing logistics park. This logistics park is one of Denmark’s largest and it will continue to grow as Logicenters establishes itself in the area.
Logicenters develops and owns modern logistics facilities in the Nordic region. The logistics company is now looking to grow further in the Öresund region through the acquisition of a site in Køge, Denmark. The land has been sold by Køge municipality, with the site forming part of the municipality’s long-term expansion plans for the Skandinavisk Transport Center logistics park. The area is approximately 160,000 m2 in size, with Logicenters’ buildings scheduled to account for around 70,000 m2 of this.
“The Öresund region is an enormously competitive and growing region. Our presence in Køge is key to strengthening Logicenters’ position as a leading logistics player in the Nordic region. The undeveloped land gives us the opportunity to meet the needs of potential tenants for a modern logistics property. We will work with the tenant to develop and customise the property. We are happy that Køge municipality recognises the opportunities here and is allowing us to invest in the area,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
The proximity to Copenhagen and Malmö makes the Skandinavisk Transport Center a strategic location for logistics and transport, especially as the E20, E55 and E47 motorways all pass through Køge. A newly built railway station near the logistics park also provides excellent options for commuting to and from Copenhagen. In addition, the port of Køge is only three kilometres away, ideally located on the Baltic Sea, in close proximity to the Baltic countries. In the future, the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link will also connect Køge to Germany and the rest of Europe.
“Here in Køge we benefit from our unique location in the vicinity of Copenhagen, and the easy access to the rest of Zealand. This has contributed to creating a growing municipality, and a municipality which is strongly on its way to establishing itself as Zealand’s power centre. It is with great pleasure that we can now welcome a new, great player, namely Logicenters. When they move into Scandinavian Transport Centre, it once again shows that the future lies in Køge,” states Mayor of Køge, Marie Stærke.
“Køge is and has been an ideal base for many years. That is why Skandinavisk Transport Center is delighted to welcome Logicenters to Køge. The site will be ideal for Logicenters’ future tenants who want to become part of a growing logistics park in the best location with 1.5 million consumers in close proximity,” says Thomas Elm Kampmann, CEO of Skandinavisk Transport Center.
Logicenters is currently expanding its presence in Denmark and has signed a lease with PostNord TPL, the largest TPL operator in the Nordic region. The agreement includes the development of a 35,000 m² logistics property in Køge, just outside Copenhagen, which PostNord TPL will move into. The property is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in the autumn of 2021.
Logicenters is continuing to develop and strengthen its presence at strategic logistics hubs in the Nordic region and is now significantly extending its presence in Køge on Zealand, Denmark. The logistics property company has now signed a new lease with PostNord TPL, which also involves the development of a new 35,000 m² facility. The TPL property is scheduled to be ready for completion and occupancy in the autumn of 2021. Logicenters will serve as the developer for this project and this time will bring its trusted Swedish contractors across the strait.
“We are happy and proud that PostNord has once again shown its confidence in us and that we are now taking our cooperation even further. This confirms that we offer attractive and modern logistics properties of a high quality. The agreement represents an exciting commission where Logicenters, with its collective skills, will also serve as the developer for construction of the new property. We are confident that PostNord will love its new facility,” says Matthias Kettelhoit, Head of Logicenters.
Logicenters focuses on sustainable investment and is at the forefront of developing sustainable buildings with a low carbon footprint and reduced energy consumption. This property will therefore have a clear focus on sustainability and will be prepared for the installation of solar cells on the roof of the property. The property will also be BREEAM certified, which is an environmental certification that places stringent requirements on the property’s environmental performance.
“We have had a positive, fast and businesslike dialogue with Logicenters throughout the lease process and it is felt within our organisation that it is secure to have an opposite party with long-term and substantial experience in building efficient logistics properties,” says Håkan Lindberg, CEO of PostNord TPL A/S in Denmark.