The modern service location at the Deltaport Rhine-Lippe-Port Wesel, north of Duisburg, receives the award as "Logistics Property of the Year 2023" for its sustainable concept, including an innovative, energy-autonomous system as well as a strong focus on the well-being of the employees.
Swiss Life Asset Managers has won the Logix Award 2023 for its logistics centre of around 86,000 square metres in the Deltaport Rhine-Lippe Port of Wesel, north of Duisburg. At the award ceremony at Expo Real in Munich on 4 October 2023, the Logistics team from Swiss Life Asset Managers received the award for "Logistics Property of the Year" from the Initiative Logistikimmobilien (Logix). The energy-autonomous property was developed together with LIST Bau Nordhorn as general contractor and handed over to the client Rhenus Warehousing Solutions in July 2023.
"We are very honoured to win the Logix Award," says Ingo Steves, Managing Partner Logistics at Swiss Life Asset Managers. "The property at the logistics location Deltaport, north of Duisburg, has been our team's biggest project yet. From the very beginning, we wanted to show that economic, ecological and social sustainability defines us as a developer. Receiving this prestigious award is a great confirmation of our efforts which makes us very happy," says Steves.
In its statement, the independent jury emphasized the pioneering character of the project through innovative energy use: the energy generated using geothermal energy, photovoltaic systems and heat pumps is stored in buffer and battery storage tanks as well as the building floor and enables CO2-neutral operation throughout the year with the help of a smart building control system. In addition, the modern service location includes numerous well-being measures for the employees, including the extensive use of glass and wood as well as a high-quality and appealing design of the offices, social and sanitary areas.
"We set ourselves the goal of implementing as much sustainability as possible in a logistics property. The fact that our partners shared this goal was a great help," says Alexander Schmid, Head of Development Logistics at Swiss Life Asset Managers. “With Rhenus, we found a tenant who - like Deltaport - supported the sustainable approach of the planned property from the very beginning. With LIST Bau, we had the right company in the team to examine, explain and evaluate technical possibilities with enormous expertise - and also think outside the box."
"We are very about this achievement. For us, this confirms that our approach for the planning of the property was the right one. The work of all those involved in the project has resulted in a property that is setting future standards today. In particular, the thermal simulation based on weather data from 2035 and the unique building services concept are groundbreaking," says Andreas Brockhaus, managing partner of LIST Bau Holding.
About the Logix Award
The Logix Award for the best logistics real estate developments in Germany is presented every two years by the Initiative Logistikimmobilien (Logix). The award is given to logistics properties that meet the requirements of users and investors to a high degree and stand out from ecological, social, economic and urban development aspects. The jury of experts consists of architects, building planners, scientists, logistics property users and self-developers as well as representatives of the real estate and logistics media.