Furniture retailers POCO Einrichtungsmärkte is moving its Hamburg warehouse from Billbrook to Jenfeld. The furniture and household goods discounter has found an ideal, new location at Schimmelmannstrasse 139a and is leasing the entire 10,000-square metre property that offers around 6,250 m² of hall and office space. The logistics hall covers some 5,850 m²; office space is about 400 m². The move became necessary because a Hermes logistics centre is planned on Billbrookdeich, which will probably mean that demolition work will extend to the warehouse used by POCO. The commercial property at the new POCO site belongs to Wulff Bauträger und Bauregie. Grossmann & Berger, a member of German Property Partners
(GPP), brokered this rental agreement.
Requirement: Proximity to the Wandsbek market
“Due to plans announced by our facility’s owner we had to find a new warehouse quickly,” says Jürgen Hildebrandt, head of expansion at POCO. “Not only was it to be in Hamburg, but also as close as possible to our store at Friedrich-Ebert-Damm in Wandsbek district.” The idea is to make it easier for customers to pick up an item of furniture/equipment that is out of stock in the Wandsbek shop directly from the warehouse instead of having to travel to Billbrook.
Contacts lead to properties
Good quality logistics space that can be occupied without delay is currently in very short supply everywhere in Hamburg, so at first sight the search seemed to be an almost impossible task. “But we have many contacts and one, Wulff Bauträger and Bauregie, offered us a property in Jenfeld at exactly the right time,” reports Felix Krumreich, consultant for industrial, warehousing and logistics properties at Grossmann & Berger. “Both the location of the property on Schimmelmannstrasse as well as its fit-out were an ideal match for POCO Einrichtungsmärkte.” The logistics hall, divided into five sections, can be accessed at ground level or via loading docks; it has fourteen gates. These facilities, set on a site measuring some 10,000 m², provide plenty of room for customers and suppliers to manoeuvre and thus ensure that everyone is served promptly.
“Straight on, then turn off”
“Our Wandsbek customers only need to drive down the road and turn off just once in order to get to our new warehouse facility,” says Hildebrandt, visibly pleased by the new location. “Grossmann & Berger understood what we needed at once, and with their deep knowledge of the market, quickly found the ideal location for us.”
Photo source: Grossmann & Berger GmbH