ProLogis is to build a 475,000 sq ft warehouse near Paris for clothing retailer C&A. The facility will be developed 45km southeast of the capital in Presles. C&A will use the space as a regional distribution centre, distributing various lines of apparel to its network of retail stores throughout northern and central France. Construction on the building, which will eventually be rail-served, is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2008.
“The French industrial property market continues to present build-to-suit development opportunities,” said Ranald Hahn, managing director for ProLogis in southern Europe.
“However, it is becoming challenging to secure large, strategically located, rail-served sites in the greater Paris area.”