Regional nature foundation involved in landscaping
Zaltbommel, 1 September 2022 – Intospace, the largest Dutch developer of logistics real estate, has completed a new distribution centre near Zaltbommel. Logistics service provider Vos Transport Zaltbommel started using the distribution hall immediately after completion. During the design of the building, extra attention was paid to a good integration into the landscape. Intospace was in close contact with Stichting Dorp en Landschap Bommelerwaard during the design process.
The newly completed distribution centre has over 18,000 square metres of warehouse, 2,000 square metres of mezzanine, almost 1,200 square metres of office space spread over two floors and 127 parking spaces. With its location near the logistics artery the A2 motorway, the building has a prime location. The development is part of an expansion of business park De Wildeman, which is part of Logistics Valley Rivierenland, a partnership of companies, governments and educational institutions in the region.
According to Intospace project manager Marcel Kok, the extra attention paid to landscaping is the most special thing about the building. “Although one side of the distribution centre is quite a distance from the nearest residential houses, it is in sight,” says Kok. “That’s why we started talks with the board of Stichting Dorp en Landschap Bommelerwaard. The result of the talks is that, among other things, we are going to place a green wall on the side facing the neighbouring residents. The whole preparatory construction for this is now in place and when it is sowing season in October, the first slabs will go in.”
The green wall is designed so that a different planting of the wall is in bloom every season. This way, it creates a seasonal dynamic and gives the building a regular change of colour. To enhance local biodiversity, the choice of species has relied heavily on area-specific plant species.
Building soon to be equipped with solar panels
Vos Transport Zaltbommel will move into the building from September. Vos will use the location to carry out its warehouse activities more centrally. Up to 175 people are expected to work in the new distribution centre. The energy-efficient building with label A+++ will also soon be fitted with solar panels. These will be installed by Sunrock, with which Intospace recently entered into a strategic partnership. Intospace started construction in collaboration with contractor Wouters Schijndel in December last year. With a BREEAM certificate of grade ‘excellent’, the building has a very high sustainability score.