Scannell swoops on Barcelona logistics site

Scannell Properties, the privately-owned real estate development and investment company specialising in large-scale industrial and logistics projects, has acquired a 41,500 m2 land site at Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, one of Barcelona’s best-located industrial parks. 

The company plans to build a 21,000 m2 logistics facility as it commences its speculative development programme in Spain.

The acquisition marks a second important milestone for the company which, earlier this year, appointed Javier Inchauspe as director general for Spain.

Commenting on the acquisition, Inchauspe said: 'The logistics facility we have planned for this site will make it a very unique development.

'It will have unparalleled usage flexibility, and can be adapted easily for one or more occupiers.

'This, coupled with the lack of available land in this highly desirable area, and the site’s ease of access to the main logistics routes into the rest of Spain as well as France, should prove very attractive to local and international occupiers.'

Located to the North East of Barcelona, the site benefits from close proximity to the C-33 and AP7 transport routes; providing links to the City of Barcelona in under 15 minutes and onward access to Madrid and France. The Port of Barcelona is also within 25 minutes’ drive.

With 1 delivery door per 900 m2, the development will be designed for high flow logistics distribution and e-commerce companies seeking class A warehousing.

The project boasts strong environmental credentials, including a target ‘Breeam Very Good’ certification. It will also feature a full ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) model. Construction is planned to start in the third quarter of 2021 with a target completion date of the second quarter, 2022.

Amaury Gariel, managing director of Scannell Properties in Europe, said: 'We are proud to announce this acquisition which underlines our commitment to the Spanish market.

'As with many logistical hubs across Europe, scarcity of land in Barcelona means opportunities such as this are rare. We are pleased to have secured this site and to offer clients an exciting opportunity to obtain space in the region.'

Scannell Properties was assisted by Dentons and Mazars, with Global Realty Capital providing the financing for the project.

Invertica and CBRE advised the vendor on the land sale and will be appointed as marketing agents.


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