Construction on the HUB + Neuland logistics site west of the A1 motorway has begun after an almost three-year planning phase and Frank Horch, Senator for Economics, Thomas Völsch, Head of the Harburg District Administration and Dr. Rolf Strittmatter, Managing Director of the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation (HWF) are to attend the ground-breaking ceremony Monday (September 26th). Horch said: “Hamburg is one of the most dynamic logistics sites in northern Europe and from a logistics and property point of view, Germany’s most attractive location. HUB + Neuland’s new logistics site will help ease the tense market for logistics sites in the city state of Hamburg.”
Location to start operating in 2020
The site at the gates of Hamburg and at the entrance to the district is particularly suitable because of the direct link to the A1 motorway and the proximity to the container terminal in the port of Hamburg. The planned area is around 34 hectares of which 26.6 hectares are to be used – 266,000 square metres overall make it the biggest connected property site currently available in the Hanseatic city. Habitat restoration will commence inside and outside the planned area to compensate for the impact on nature and landscape. Now, work on the drainage system, infrastructure and development for traffic is due to begin in time for the start of operations scheduled for Summer 2020. A call for tenders to use the site has recently concluded and is being evaluated.
Völsch said: “Planning and developing this attractive, urban, high-quality and image-enhancing logistics site with a modern demands for sustainability and on commercial properties was a special challenge and we are delighted to be building it in Harburg.”
One source for Marketing and developing
The HUB + Neuland logistics site is based on a decision by the senate in 2007 to develop land and attract logistics’ companies. The HWF and ReGe Hamburg were appointed to develop the project. Strittmatter said: “HWF will soon be able to offer one source for marketing and developing logistics sites. Developing the HUB + Neuland site is a first step in that direction. The aim is to supply expanding companies with logistics sites faster than hitherto. The demand for sites especially in the logistics sector is higher than the supply at present.”
Hamburg as a logistics location
Hamburg is the key logistics location in northern Europe with over 12,600 logistics companies including many global players. The city is a leading hub in global goods transport. The sector employs around 380,00 people making it one of most employment-intense business sectors in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
Sources and further information: