9ha sustainable logistics hub planned for Paris

Plans have been announced for a river and port on the Seine in Gennevilliers, a northwestern suburb of Paris.

Work on the 90,000 sq m logistics port will be led by Australian logistics developer Goodman and will be built across four levels, linked directly to the Seine and bolstering development of river transport and urban distribution for the Greater Paris region.

Green Dock is located 5km from Paris and 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport, and will support 250 companies already situated in the surrounding area that specialise in river, sea, rail, oil pipeline and road transportation.

Some 11,000 sq m of solar panels will cover the development’s roof, while a heat exchanger is linked to the Seine for warmth and cooling.

Green Dock will also contain Europe’s largest urban farm, with 7,000 sq m of greenhouse space.

Philippe Arfi, Goodman France’s director, said: "Its vertical design is inspired by our completed projects in Asia, but its functional architectural quality and environmental performance make Green Dock unique. It exemplifies the level of excellence we aim for in each of our developments."

Stéphane Raison, Haropa Port’s chief executive, said: ""This project for a multimodal platform is an innovation for Europe and confirms the role of the new Haropa Port in ambitious, decarbonised logistics.

"This agreement is a perfect illustration of our ability to offer end-to-end logistics solutions right from the maritime terminals of Le Havre and Rouen up to the final kilometre and to pursue alongside our partners projects on a scale and of a quality never before seen in our ports."

Images courtesy of Goodman/A26 Architectes

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