Facts About DC5 at Prologis Park Tilburg
- 34,524 square meters plot
- 22,894 square meters of logistics space
- 1,867 square meters of mezzanine
- 1,042 square meters of office
- 23 docks
WELL Certificate Gold
WELL Certificate Platinum
Project Overview (Prologis Park Tilburg DC5)
Prologis Park Tilburg is located in Southern Netherlands, one of the fastest-growing logistics markets in the Netherlands because of its proximity to key logistics hubs in Antwerp and Rotterdam. The park comprises 271,174 square meters.
The facility is leased to Pantos Logistics, a long-term Prologis customer. Because of the leading Korean logistics provider’s growth across a number of areas, including warehousing, the company required additional capacity in the Netherlands. Pantos moved into the facility in May 2018.
Whereas building rating systems such as BREEAM assess the environmental performance of buildings, the WELL Building Standard focuses on building design and management that enhances employee health and quality of life in the work environment. Incorporating health and well-being into building design is an example of Prologis’ long-term focus and innovative approach to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance—and of how these factors are integrated fully into our business strategy.
Focusing on the well-being of employees inside warehouses aligns with our sustainability and business objectives, as well as our ambitions to raise the standards for logistics buildings.
Shifting toward a more human-centric approach leads to insights that give Prologis buildings an extra competitive edge.
Take a WELL Walk (Prologis Park Tilburg DC5)
Project Overview (Prologis Park Nieuwegein DC2)
Prologis Park Nieuwegein is one of the logistics hotspots in the Netherlands: on the A-27 at Het Klooster business park, where Prologis Benelux bought a 5.7 hectare plot in 2019. And the bar was set high. Literally. For example, the intended building was given a clear height of no less than 12.2 meters. Prologis Park Nieuwegein covers a total area of 34,000 square meters.
The distribution center is leased to HEMA, which needed new premises to fulfill its ambitions: further online (and international) growth. Also logistically ideal: the new location of the distribution center at Het Klooster is close to the current HEMA distribution center in Utrecht. This facilitates intensive collaboration between the two locations. Ceva provides logistics services on behalf of HEMA.
DC2 from Prologis Park Nieuwegein makes clear how sustainable a warehouse can be today. For example, the enormous building is equipped with LED lighting, equipped with solar panels and received a BREEAM certificate 'Excellent' in the context of sustainability performance. This building rating system measures the environmental performance of buildings. Prologis Benelux sees the integration of health and wellness facilities in the design of buildings as an example of an even greater focus and innovative orientation on ecological stewardship, social responsibility and good corporate governance. Health and well-being are already so woven into the Prologis standard that it is relatively easy to make the step towards obtaining WELL certifications for more warehouses.
Bringing the warehouse back to a human scale is the vision of Prologis Benelux. The well-being of people and nature is paramount. This is evident from the enormous green pillars in the warehouse, which are no less than 10 meters high, on which plants grow upwards. But in addition to the green aspects in the interior, such as a 'green wall' in the office, the air quality and lighting of the warehouse are also considered. The landscape layout of the surrounding site offers walking paths and lunch spots in a green environment that also contributes to improved biodiversity. In short, a place where you want to work!
What is the WELL Building Standard?
Listen to Arthur van Kooij, head of project management Northern Europe for Prologis, speak about joining forces with the International WELL Building Institute to develop the WELL concept further.
The WELL Building Standard positions people first because a more pleasant workplace environment improves the well-being of employees and leads to higher motivation and productivity.
With collaboration from cutting-edge design studio Doepelstrijkers, the interior of the warehouse includes several green spaces to enhance the workplace environment. A reflective panel connects the façade to the inner walls. The nature outdoors is reflected in the panel, creating a connection between people and nature.
In cooperation with sustainability consultancy M3E, Prologis introduced drinking water taps to provide fresh and filtered drinking water for the warehouse employees. An advanced ventilation system, application of low emitting materials and biodynamic lighting contribute to a healthy working place.