Date:February 19, 2019

Distribution Center Kaapstadgweg, Amsterdam

A new distribution center is being developed in the port area of Amsterdam, opposite the distribution centers of DSV and Rivièra Maison, also realized by Borghese Logistics. Phase II covers 20,000 m² of business space, 300 m² of office space and 400 m² of mezzanine. This project “Kaapstadweg” is located next to various barge terminals, exit roads A4, A5, A9 and A10, and in the vicinity of Schiphol Airport.

This building naturally meets all specific requirements that apply to logistics and storage of goods. The BREEAM *** Very Good certificate proves that it is a sustainable and high-quality distribution center. Phase II was completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, of which 20,000 m² can still be leased.

The rental brochure for the Cape Townweg project in Amsterdam can be found here.

You can find more information about this project on, as well as the latest brochure.

Total area: 67,000 m²
Total surface area I: 20,000 m²
Total surface area II: 20.700 m²

Case Study BREEAM | ITG Logistics BV

New Construction Distribution Center, Atlaspark Amsterdam

  Building information
Location Kaapstadweg 36 abcd, 1047 HG Atlaspark Amsterdam
BVO Approx. 20.000 m²
Function(s) Office/Industry
Elements Load / Drop Platforms, Planting
BREEAM-NL score Expectation: very good
FM Global Approved
Project data
Client Logistis Amsterdam Harbor
Projectmanager Borghese Logistics – J.J.C. Hogetoorn MSc.
Expert(s) Nelissen Ingenieursbureau BV Eindhoven, mw. Iris Wijsman
Assessor Build2live Den Haag, ms. Hannah van der Leij

Design data

Architect MIES architecten Ede, Mr. M. Richter
Contractor Pleijsier Bouw Genemuiden, Mr. S. Van Der Sloot
Installer (s) E+W installation: Van Panhuis

Sprinkler installation:  Spie Sprinkler Installaties

Advisor (s) Sustainability and Environment: LBP | Sight in Nieuwegein;

Ecology and Environment: ECOquickscan in Arnhem

Project description
Introduction Together with Borghese Logistics and Pleijsier Bouw, a new building will be built on the Atlaspark. Borghese is lessor and responsible for the development of this new distribution center, Phase II was completed in december 2018.

The new distribution center will be approximately 20,000 m² on a parcel size of 33,000 m² and will be granted by the Port of Amsterdam in long-term lease. This DC will meet all modern requirements for such new construction. The building consists of, among other things, the following facilities:

. distribution center 20,000. m² gfa

· Office space 300 m² gfa

· About 133 parking spaces for the car

· Sufficient parking spaces for trucks

· 24 loading / unloading platforms

· 4 ground level doors / entrance doors

· Free height 12.50 m

For the development of this high-quality distribution center, a team has been set up from Borghese Logistics, Pleijsier Bouw Genemuiden and many suppliers. The project started on 27 February 2018, the permit was granted in December 2017 and Phase II was completed in december 2018.

Ambities Ambitions Sustainability is a theme that conquers the world. Fortunately. At Borghese we do not really experience it as new. Sustainable development is a major priority for us. We are therefore constantly looking for new ways to develop and build more sustainable. How can a building lasting added value? With minimum burden on the environment added. We have forward-looking ideas and we gladly share with you.

At Borghese we share our goal – sustainable development and building – with others. Together with partners we develop new concepts and investigate in innovations. Because sustainable buildings should become standard. We participate in the Dutch Green Building Council. An independent organization, which develops a quality mark for the sustainability of Dutch buildings and areas.

Starting point for ITG Global Logistics and the Port of Amsterdam were BREEAM “Good” for this development. Even before the start of construction, Borghese has, in view of our ambitions, increased to BREEAM “Very Good”.

Spearheads for the durability were (and are) energy consumption and heating of the property through sustainable technology.

Technical solutions Technical solutions chosen include:
· Underfloor heating;· LED lights with motion sensors;· Charging points for electric cars;· High insulation value of the building(Rc roof = 6 m²K / W, Rc facade = 4.5 and Rc wall + floor = 3.5);· ESFR sprinkler installation.All these solutions have been chosen for sustainability and the savings they will provide for our client in the long run. To achieve low energy consumption for the building’s heating, the combination of high insulation value and underfloor heating has been applied. By using LED lighting with sensors, significant cost savings are realized.Expected estimated yearly deficit;· Gas is 50,000 m³ of gas· Water is 820 m³ of water· ElectraO Expected Lighting Storage: 300 kWhO Outdoor lighting: 26 kWhO Office lighting: 18 kWhO Canteen: 13 kWhO Transport (doors, battery charger, fences): 219 kWhO Car charging poles: 80 kWh

O Ventilation & cooling: 102 kWh

O Workplace office: 36 kWh

O Sprinkler installation: 10 kWh

Process Through involvement of experienced parties, who recognize the importance of all different BREEAM-NL phases, we have successfully completed our ambitions. During two-week construction meetings, all facets within BREEAM have been discussed in detail. The starting point of this project was BREEAM “very good” and proved to be well achievable throughout the entire course.
BREEAM-NL Simple credits were building site and environment (MAN 2) and Waste Management at the construction site (WST 1), which should be used directly from the start, and then it becomes obvious. On the other hand, the credits of plants and animals at the site (LE 3) and Pedestrians and Cyclist Safety (TRA 3) were difficult to achieve. These credits take a lot of time, because the basic site and logistics design did not take into account the content and space required for the execution of these credits. This required a lot of consultation between the client and the contractor to find the best solution for this project.


The costs that come into play when developing BREEAM requirements are high. Various parties must be enabled for drafting documents that examined whether demonstrated that certain requirements are met. Technical solutions for BREEAM sometimes cost more than the usual solutions. These costs are invested because Borghese believes that a well-thought-out and energy-efficient building in the long term is cheaper in management and maintenance, and provides a more pleasant place for its employees.
Tip (s) for next project Timely decide which BREEAM credits are not required, so no unnecessary time will be lost in the credit process that ultimately is not really necessary. It is very important to begin early and to review the current status of all parties involved and to provide all BREEAM information and to share with them.