The Peper & Söhne group of companies, a Bremen-based investor and project developer, is developing a modern distribution center for Deutsche Post AG at Annenheider Allee 103 in Delmenhorst, near Bremen, for the municipal supply of mail and parcel items. The new logistics building, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the A28 motorway, comprises approx. 3,260 m² of warehouse space for sorting and picking mail on a site area of approx. 20,600 m², of which approx. 600 m² is dedicated to office and social space. WURST Stahlbau GmbH is acting as the general contractor, with completion scheduled for the summer of 2023.

"With the development of the new building for Deutsche Post AG, we are strengthening our portfolio as a regional portfolio holder for commercial real estate and are pleased to be working in the future with a partner who, like us, attaches great importance to sustainability," says Christoph Peper, Managing Partner of the Peper & Söhne Group of Companies.

"With its completion, the Bremen branch of Deutsche Post AG will take another important step towards a (green) future, as the base will meet the latest standards and workflows for employees can be optimized. The base will be controlled directly on site, as the administration for Delmenhorst and the surrounding area will also be based here," says Frank Schmidt, branch manager of Deutsche Post DHL.

The cooperation was brokered by Robert C. Spies Industrial Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG, which was exclusively mandated with the task.

New distribution center focuses on sustainability

Deutsche Post AG relies on electric Streetscooters for emission-free delivery; the necessary charging infrastructure is being built on site by the mail and parcel service provider itself. 82 parking spaces are planned for the Streetscooters.

The sustainability concept of the new delivery base includes climate-friendly heating with concrete core activation and heat pump technology, a photovoltaic system on the roof and generous green spaces. Thanks to windows in the facades and strip lighting in the roof, the new building will let in plenty of daylight, reducing the need for electric lighting.

For an efficient delivery process, the new building will have two loading gates with rear approach and two ground-level gates. The clear height of the hall will be 4 meters, and that of the parapet 5.5 meters. The floor loading capacity of the hall area will be 1t/m².

Very good transport connections

Delmenhorst is an independent town in Lower Saxony near Bremen. From Annenheider Allee 103, the freeway slip road to the A28 can be reached in two minutes, and Delmenhorst city center is 8 minutes away.