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Minerva started construction of distribution center 2.0 at Schiphol Trade Park

Published on 01-12-2020

At the beginning of November, SADC delivered a plot of approximately 40,340 m2 at Schiphol Trade Park to Minerva Development. The first pile has now been driven. The distribution center is expected to be completed by contractor Dijkham Bouw BV in the last quarter of 2021. The design by Dedato Architecten is particularly striking because of the attention that has been given to the "green appearance". Not only sustainability on the inside, but also on the outside by including nature inclusion in the design.

The DC measures 30,000 m2, with 3,000 m2 of offices and a (quite special) parking garage of 7,500 m2 with 270 parking spaces located under the DC. The DC will be equipped with 28 loading docks and 4 overhead doors at ground level, a sprinkler installation, solar panels on the roof and parts of the facades. The floor load is 5,000 KG / M2 and the free height in the DC 12.20 M1. DKL B.V. will rent approximately 16,500 m2. The development of Minerva is an example of the new logistics future. The building is not primarily built functionally, but sustainability has also been taken into account. Both visible and invisible, resulting in a beautiful modern property that can easily stand the test of time. Irene Vasseur, partner at Minerva Development:

“Minerva is extremely happy to be involved as a developer in the realization of this ambitious plan, which is realized through a very pleasant and close cooperation with our construction team and especially together with the enthusiastic team of SADC. . The Minerva construction team consists of: Dijkham Bouw, Dedato Architecten, BVF project management, Kooij & Dekker Ingenieursbureau and Wieringa Advocaten. We would also like to thank Mirastar and KKR for the trust placed in Minerva and our team and look forward to the moment when the building is ready for use. ”

Added value Schiphol Trade Park has the ambition to become the most sustainable and innovative business park in Europe. Rob de Wit, Schiphol Trade Park coordinator: “The requirements we set for customers for this are very high and go beyond the usual sustainability measures. For example, we want a lot of attention to be paid to the appearance of the building in the environment and to the ecological added value for humans and animals. The fact that Minerva wants to be a frontrunner in what I call a 2.0 distribution center is worth a big compliment. ” The design by Dedato Architecten is a good example of this. The wide-spread façade bands accentuate the office building and the entrances, which create a clear relationship with the outside space through the so-called "soft landing". Visible sustainability additions on the facade are clearly part of the architecture, which is characterized by high-quality greenery and solar panels on the facade, which even deliver a better energy yield than panels placed on the roof. Pleasant use of color creates a pleasant appearance to the environment.

Office as a loft

There has been a lot of greenery at ground level as well as on the facade and on the roof. A detailed ecological plan is the basis for this. On the basis of a well-developed ecological plan, choices have been made for applicable trees, shrubs and other plants that contribute optimally to biodiversity. The greenery is maintained by an irrigation system that is fed by self-stored rainwater. Striking are two large roof terraces that are accessible to all users and the presence of many trees and other greenery. To emphasize the connection with the interior even more, green walls are also placed in the entrances. The offices on top of the building are very spacious and have the character of a loft rather than a logistics building. Parking is done under the building, so that it is not unnecessarily visible and does not take up public space. The complex is added to the portfolio of a joint venture between Mirastar and KKR.