IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics Properties) has completed a new 35,000 square metre regional distribution centre for global fashion and cosmetics retailer L’Oréal at Magna Park Villanterio, near Milan.
The state-of-the-art facility is one of the most advanced of its kind ever constructed by IDI Gazeley in Europe in terms of its environmental specification and footprint.
It is equipped with a range of cutting-edge environmental technologies and energy saving solutions.
The facility is located in Villanterio (PV) in the Milan region, along the SS 123 highway that links Pavia to Lodi.
The new logistics site represents a strategic investment for the retailer that will allow it to manage the distribution of its large product range from two different divisions: mass market and professional products for hairstylists, beauty supply shops, and salons.
The property comprises a total area of approximately 35,000 sq m (376,737 sq ft), with 44 single-door loading docks, and it is divided into three cells: the first for managing returns and packing together with packaging small items, while the second and third are dedicated to the stocking, packing, and packaging of large orders.
Benjamin Khafi Grynfas, IDI Gazeley development director Italy, says: “We are very pleased to have been chosen by L’Oréal for the development of this important new logistic warehouse and regional distribution platform.
“This was a pioneering project from start to finish, designed down to the smallest detail. It is fully reflective of IDI Gazeley’s expertise in developing bespoke logistics warehouse facilities and the attention to detail we place on providing all-round quality, environmental sustainability, focus on operational costs and execution times.
“This is the first building to be delivered on Magna Park Villanterio which offers one of North Italy’s leading distribution platforms for logistics. The site will accommodate approximately 200,000 sq m (2,152,782 sq ft) of development space where IDI Gazeley expects to welcome retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers seeking to base their operations in Lombardy, East Piedmont and Liguria.
“It forms part of a broader network of Magna Park’s IDI Gazeley is developing in the North Italy Distribution market linking two other Magna Parks already in operation and established in Monticelli d’Ongina (Piacenza) and San Bellino (Rovigo) within the province of Emilia Romagna.”