Coolblue's warehouse

Prologis' DC4 for Coolblue

Prologis, a worldwide market leader in the development of logistics business premises, decided to set up a new distribution centre in Tilburg. We were awarded this assignment, called 'DC4', based on a design and build contract. The project was completed in various phases for end user Coolblue.

Project properties

Project name
Prologis' DC4 for Coolblue
Location
Vossenberg-West, Tilburg
Client
Prologis Reality LV B.V.
Category
Logistics & Production
Surface
100,000 m²
Architect
Johan de Vries architecten
Engineering
Cordeel Nederland B.V.
Type of contract
Design & Build (UAV-GC)
Sustainability
BREEAM Very Good
Period
08/2014 - 05/2017

Schedule and phasing

As 'DC4' is stretched across a large surface area, it was carried out in three phases. 

  1. Two halls (11,000 m²) and an adjacent office 
  2. Three halls and an office
  3. Three logistics halls

In total, the project comprised 88,000 m² of warehouse space, 10,000 m² of mezzanine space and 2,000 m² of office space.

Ready in good time

Due to the phasing of the construction and our extensive experience with warehouse projects, we were able to complete all phases well within the required deadline. It was not only the building sequence of the phases that played a major part in the success of the project but also the efficient use of materials and equipment in addition to smooth cooperation with our construction partners. 

 

"Of course, you already knew that we have a large warehouse in Tilburg. You may also have known that we store everything bigger than a laptop here. But did you know that we store 16,000m2 of washing machines? And that this, if we were stack them, would be 50 times higher than the Eiffel Tower? And that the largest cruise ship in the world, the Oasis of the Seas, would fit into our warehouse three times? So, it's a pretty big warehouse."

Maarten parcels manager Coolblue