Panattoni develops City Dock with a focus on sustainability – eCommerce Magazin

  • Multifunctional business park in Kirchheim near Munich, around 16,030 sqm of conversion area is being built.
  • By installing the innovative air filter system “CityTree” is striving for a DGNB platinum certification.
  • Completion of the City Dock is planned for the end of 2022.

The new business park offers small-scale commercial and logistics space in or near the city center for small and medium-sized companies, start-ups and established branch operators. Due to the flexible design and modularly expandable areas, the City Docks are available to a wide range of sectors from trade, commerce, production, logistics and services.

A total of 13,288 square meters of gross floor space will be created on a plot of around 16,030 square meters, divided into six to twelve flexibly divisible units with a height of 8 meters UKB. Potential tenants have around 4,249 square meters of logistics and production space, around 3,800 square meters of mezzanine and around 3,800 square meters of office space, as well as around 3,800 square meters of flex space, which can be adapted to the individual needs of the users in terms of their use. The area is around 25 minutes by car from Munich city center and has very good connections to the A94 and A99 motorways. The Munich exhibition center can be reached in 8 minutes, Munich Airport in 25 minutes, and there is an S-Bahn connection in the immediate vicinity.

Implementation of an innovative building concept

Panattoni is developing the City Dock together with Montis Real Estate GmbH and in close cooperation with the Kirchheim municipality and the regional business development agency. To this end, the project developer is revitalizing the conversion site, which was formerly used by a track construction company, including the complete dismantling of the existing buildings and the existing track systems. The innovative building concept is supplemented by a three-storey office building as the head structure, which sets a new urban accent.

In addition, the project developer is particularly focusing on the aspect of sustainability in the areas of environmental, climate and species protection. Panattoni is aiming for the DGNB platinum standard in Kirchheim and is relying on extensive greening of the facade and roof areas. Furthermore, the installation of a photovoltaic system for low-emission energy supply is planned, as well as facilities to promote natural biodiversity, such as. B. Insect Hotels.

“With the concept for a modern business park, our business location can be further upgraded – a great sign of the upswing that must now come to Corona. The sustainable construction method will show that economic and ecological interests can be reconciled. We are thus expanding our range of existing commercial space and foregoing new land use, ”explains Maximilian Böltl, First Mayor of the Kirchheim community.

Sustainability measures in the business park

As part of sustainability measures, Panattoni is the first to implement the innovative “CityTree” air filter system from the Berlin-based start-up company Green City Solutions. The solution makes a proactive contribution to improving the air quality in cities by reducing particulate matter pollution by almost 50 percent. Dirty air is sucked in by integrated fans and cleaned by natural air filters in the form of moss mats. This means that a CityTree can filter up to 3,500 cubic meters of air per hour and return it to the ambient air.

“With the installation of the CityTree at the Kirchheim location, we are using our solution for the first time in the area of ​​an industrial park,” explains Peter Sänger, CEO of Green City Solutions. “We are pleased to be able to contribute to an improvement of the air quality for the employees: inside the property as well as the people in the area”.

Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni, comments on the project as follows: “The Kirchheim community is an exposed location near Munich. The realization of a city dock here on site is a special project for us. We have pulled out all the stops and will build an innovative and sustainable business park for SMEs, startups and branch operators, which stands out in terms of urban development and sets new standards for the construction of sustainable commercial real estate. In this way, we create added value not only for future tenants, but also for the municipality and its population. I would particularly like to emphasize the fruitful cooperation with the community and the business development as well as with our partner Montis Real Estate during the entire planning process ”.

The dismantling work is scheduled to begin in October 2021, with completion scheduled for the end of 2022. Overall, this is Panattoni’s eighth City Dock project. Further business parks are being built in Berlin, Essen, Hilden near Düsseldorf, Hanover and Leonberg near Stuttgart.

The new City Dock in Kirchheim near Munich. (Image: Panattoni)