Following the announcement by Alcoa Kawneer at the end of April 2014 that the company is investing significantly in the Dutch and German construction and architecture-related activities, it was decided after a thorough tender procedure to select WDP as the investor for the development of a new central engineering, warehousing and logistics centre for Alcoa Architectuursystemen in Harderwijk (Lorentz III). Hercuton is responsible for the construction of the project. The building will consist of approximately 18,100 m² of industrial space, 2,000 m² of office and training space and approximately 13,500 m² of outdoor space. The design is by Denc Architecten. The construction work is expected to start in the third quarter of 2014 and be completed in mid-2015. The property will be delivered to Alcoa on the basis of a ten-year lease with WDP as final investor.
Alcoa has been active in the Netherlands since 1967. Since 1989, Alcoa’s activities have been bundled in Alcoa Nederland B.V. With offices in Waalwijk and Rotterdam and production activities in Harderwijk, Alcoa supplies innovative products and solutions to customers in the automotive, transport, construction and industrial markets. Alcoa Architectuursystemen in Harderwijk designs, develops and sells aluminium profile systems for windows, doors, sliding doors, conservatories and curtain walls.
WDP Nederland, part of the Belgian WDP, develops and invests in logistics real estate (warehouses and offices). WDP is market leader in the Benelux and, as a respected European player, also active in France and Romania. Today, WDP has more than two million m² of premises in its portfolio. This international patrimony is spread over more than one hundred sites at logistic hubs strategically located for storage and distribution. WDP has been listed on the stock exchange since 1999.
Appelhoven Vastgoedadviseurs supervised the transaction on behalf of WDP and Hercuton.