Decathlon Netherlands opts for logistics hotspot Tilburg

Decathlon has concluded a long-term lease with HVBM Vastgoed for a new distribution center to be realized of approximately 45,000 m2 in Tilburg, Brabant. 

Decathlon has decided to take this step due to the growth of its stores and sales in the Dutch market. At the end of 2012, only 3 Decathlon stores were located in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Kerkrade and Best). Mid-November 2019, already the 20th Decathlon store will be opened in Nijmegen. 

HVBM Vastgoed recently purchased a large-scale redevelopment location at Kraaiven business park in Tilburg where the new Decathlon distribution center will be realized. The distribution center, designed by Dedato Architects, will be used by Decathlon to supply Dutch stores. The center, which is expected to open mid-2020, will initially offer work to more than 150 employees. 

The distribution center will be built in two phases. The first phase consists of two units with a total surface area of 31,716 km2 of office, mezzanine and warehouse space. This section will be delivered to Decathlon in mid-May 2020. The second phase of the distribution center comprises 13,197m2 of office and warehouse space and is subsequently realized and put into use. 

The high-quality and sustainable building is developed and realized by HVBM Vastgoed according to the latest standards in logistics real estate. HVBM Vastgoed and Decathlon strive for a building that meets the Breeam-standard ‘Excellent’. 

“We want to serve our customers even better and to be able to supply our stores even better. Modern customers no longer want to wait long for their purchases, which is why we are making this important investment that goes hand in hand with our healthy growth in the Netherlands. Decathlon feels at home in Brabant with our locations in Best, Breda, Eindhoven and Tilburg. It is great that in addition to our logistical improvement, another 150 people can start working with us.” Rohan Uijlings, Director Real Estate & Development at Decathlon the Netherlands

“This really is sustainable development; developed for an end-user, at a redevelopment location with appealing architecture!”, says Adriaan Molenschot, director HVBM Real Estate.

Source: HVBM Tilburg

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