Rhenus dc 'The Tube' nominated for BREEAM-award

The sustainable and futuristic distribution centre of Rhenus in Tilburg has been nominated for the Wordlwide BREEAM Award. In addition to this building (NewLogics III), which Dokvast developed from Oisterwijk, the NewLogic V distribution centre on the Vossenberg West II industrial estate in Tilburg, also a logistics hotspot, has also been nominated for this prestigious international sustainability award.

Dokvast's two BREEAM 'Outstanding' certified distribution centres are on the shortlist in the category 'Design of a commercial project'. In addition, the DC - located on the Het Laar industrial estate in Tilburg - has been nominated in the category: 'Regional projects in Western Europe'.

Faith in smart and sustainable building'.

The winners will be announced at the BREEAM Awardgala in London on 4 March. The bol.com distribution centre in Waalwijk won this prize in 2017. Jos Klanderman, managing director of Dokvast, says he is pleased with the three nominations and believes in sustainable and smart building. "We have put this vision into practice in recent years, often against the grain. The nominations are a recognition of our pioneering role and a great honour. Not only for us, but for all the parties we have worked with."

Application of smart IoT technology

With the NewLogic III, both Dokvast and tenant Rhenus attracted a lot of attention last year. The DC in the logistics hotspot number 2 in the Netherlands has a surface area of 61,000 square metres and is one of the most sustainable DCs in the world. Architect Hung Tran of Habeon is responsible for the futuristic design of the gasless logistics centre, nicknamed The Tube. Good insulation, the use of smart Internet of Things (IoT) technology in combination with Docc Control software, two air-to-air heat pumps, E boilers, solar panels and the use of sustainable materials make this DC one of the most sustainable in Europe.

Highest BREEAM design score

As a result, the new head office of Rhenus Contract Logistics in Tilburg received a high BREEAM design score of 98.48 percent. According to Dokvast, the preliminary results give an even higher BREEAM score on completion. The documents required for this are currently being assessed by the assessor. 

Source: Article by Bas Dijkhuizen, Logistiek.nl.