/ Logistics centers built with Consolis solutions

26 September 2019

The change of the retailing sector, notably with the development of e-commerce, has gradually transformed the logistics sector. The need for warehouse buildings has increased, and the buildings themselves have undergone profound changes by becoming bigger, higher, more mechanized or even automated, as well as more ecological.

From last-mile warehouses to large distribution centres, Consolis offers flexible construction solutions to help industry players meet their logistics challenges. Fast, efficient and reliable, precast concrete allows for long term durability as well as low maintenance. Here are some references in this field.

PTDC Logistics Center, 190,000 m² – Sipoo, Finland

The PTDC Logistics Center, located in Sipoo near Helsinki, serves grocery retailers. Covers circa 190,000 square meters, the building is the largest element-based building in Finland (info: 2018). The building frame is made of precast concrete supplied in part by Consolis. This extensive project was carried out with the use of BIM models to monitor and manage the precast unit supply chain. The project has kept to the schedule set to deliver and install all elements, including all the milestones along the way, and the frame was handed over and received on time.
> A project of Betonimestarit, Consolis’ Finish subsidiary.

Panattoni Park Łódź East, 186,900 m² – Łódź, Poland

Panattoni Park Łódź East is a modern distribution complex, offering a wide range of solutions in warehousing, logistics, and distribution. It is situated in the east part of Lodz, only 10 km from the city centre. For the construction of Panattoni Park’s last extension, Consolis delivered a new type of roof girders. The new form allows the production of girders up to 25m span. The use of an optimized cross-section and large openings made it possible to create a girder that can compete with steel roof structures on the Polish market.
Developer: Panattoni Europe
> A project of Consolis Polska, Consolis’ Polish subsidiary.

Cabanillas del Campo Logistic Platform, 150,000 m² – Guadalajara, Spain

Inaugurated in 2017, the complex of 150.000 square meters is located in Cabanillas del Campo, one of the main logistics centres of the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of the most important strategic areas in Spain for large national and international operators, due to the direct connection to motorways. Consolis provided the following precast elements: T-shaped beams, columns, and walls.
Developer: Montepino
> A project of Tecnyconta, Consolis’ Spanish subsidiary.

Zalando Fulfillment Center, 130,000 m² – Głuchów, Poland

Zalando, Europe’s leading online fashion and lifestyle platform, has started its partnership with DHL Supply Chain to run the operation of the Zalando fulfillment centre in Głuchów near Łódź. Głuchów is one of three fulfillment centres for Zalando in Poland. Consolis provides the precast elements for the 130,000 square meters structure.
Developer: Goldbeck
> A project of Consolis Polska, Consolis’ Polish subsidiary.


ZAC des Hauts-Plateaux, 110,000 m² – Flixecourt, France

The ZAC des Hauts Plateaux is a new cluster of activities located in the north of France, close to the Paris – Calais highway. JJA Easy Logistiques has chosen the area to implement its new logistics base. Consolis provided precast elements that help to fulfil the infrastructure needs. The opening is scheduled for April or May 2020.
> A project of Bonna Sabla, Consolis’ French subsidiary.

PEPCO Logistics Center, 100,000 m² – Gyál, Hungary

PEPCO, one of the largest non-food retail chains in Central and Eastern Europe, is currently building a 100,000 sqm Distribution Centre in Gyál. The designer, producer, and assembler of the prefabricated reinforced concrete building structure is Consolis. Due to the large size of the building, thousands of precast elements are needed: pocket foundations, columns, beams, purlins, and slabs. The handover of the structure is expected for the beginning of October 2019.
> A project of ASA Hungary, Consolis’ Hungarian subsidiary.

Pennala Logistics Center, 100,000 m² – Orimattila, Finland

Posti Group Corporation is the main Finnish postal service delivering mail and parcels in Finland. The logistics operations are run under the Itella Logistics brand. Completed in 2013, the Pennala logistic centre offers storage space of over 100,000 square meters for Itella Logistics customers. The platform occupies an area equals to 10 football fields. Parma supplied the entire precast structure of the building. The frame is a pillar-beam structure and the roof is made of TT-slabs. The internal column grid of the warehouse (22m x 11m) was designed to meet the shelving system used by Itella.
Architect: Hartela
> A project of Consolis Parma, Consolis’ Finnish subsidiary.

RIMI Baltic Warehouse, 85,000 m² – Riga, Latvia

Rimi, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the Baltic states, is expanding its warehouse in Riga. The new premise, which is currently in the assembly phase, features a precast structure supplied in part by Consolis. As a result of the logistics centre project, the Rimi storage premises will become three times larger, reaching 85,000 square meters. Once completed, it will become the largest building constructed in Latvia since the restoration of the independence in 1991.
> A project of Consolis Latvia, Consolis’ Latvian subsidiary.

TRC Park Transilvania, 80,000 m² – Cluj-Napoca, Romania

TRC Park Transilvania is the largest industrial park in the Cluj-Napoca area, located at 5 minutes distance from the international airport and 10 minutes from the extended central area of the city. The total park size is 20 hectares and includes various types of buildings from logistic and distribution to cold storage. Consolis provided the entire precast structure of TRC Park’s last building extension. This new building covers a surface of 13,300 square meters.
> A project of ASA Cons Romania, Consolis’ Romanian subsidiary.

JYSK Distribution Centre, 75,000 m² – Uldum, Denmark

JYSK, the Scandinavian furniture retailer, was the first to build a clad-rack warehouse in Denmark. Clad-rack buildings are technologically advanced storage solutions that enable the storage of palletized goods on high heights (above 40 meters). The facilities are equipped with automated systems and robotic equipment for the handling of goods. Consolis provided a full range of precast elements for the construction of the warehouse including beams, hollow decks, TT / TTS elements, columns, walls, and facades elements.
> A project of Spæncom, Consolis’ Danish subsidiary.

VGP Park Timisoara, 70,000 m² – Timisoara, Romania

VGP Park Timisoara is located in Timisoara city which is with its 450,000 inhabitants one of the biggest and most important cities in Romania. Developed in several phases over 2012-2016, the modern logistics park comprises of 70,000 square meters of GLA. Our precast solutions were chosen for building several halls of the industrial park, from 10,000 m² to 20,000 m². Final customers of the logistic platform include DB Group, Quehenberger, Cargo Partner, DHL.
> A project of Learn more about ASA Cons Romania, Consolis’ Romanian subsidiary.

Amazon Fulfillment Center MAD8, 56,000 m² – Getafe, Spain

For its latest project, INBISA selected Consolis construction solutions to build a state-of-the-art logistics center for e-commerce players. The 56,000 square meter platform was constructed in 10 short months. Relying on a precast structure, the building is subdivided into 8 large modules of approximately 7,000 square meters of each. with LEED environmental certification. Amazon moved into the building and began operating in 2018.
> A project of Tecnyconta, Consolis’ Spanish subsidiary.


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