With the striking of a green pile, the construction of the climate-neutral DHL Parcel CityHub for Leeuwarden has started. It is the eleventh of 26 new CityHubs to be built in the Dutch network of a total of 140 local branches. The local hub in Leeuwarden will be located at Brailleweg 4 on the west side of the city with good supply and removal via the N31 and also easy access roads to the city. Commissioning is planned for early 2023. The CityHub will be the workplace of more than 100 delivery drivers who now work from another place in the municipality. Every day they will drive more than 90 routes along households, shops and businesses in Leeuwarden and the surrounding area. This is done with vans that drive electrically or on HVO with which the last mile to consumers will be fossil-free throughout the Netherlands before the end of this year.
The start of the construction took place in the presence of Abel Reitsma, alderman of economic affairs in the municipality of Leeuwarden. "Compliments to DHL for its commitment to sustainability, also at this location. A beautiful interpretation on our business park and a wonderful step in our ambition for urban distribution".
26 new build DHL CityHubs
The 26 new CityHubs to be built are part of a network of 140 branches. The CityHubs are located on the edge of urban areas, allowing the 'last mile' to be carried out in the most efficient and sustainable way. All new construction – including this CityHub in Leeuwarden – takes place according to the highest sustainability standards of BREEAM. The buildings are gas-free, equipped with solar panels and are driven with a fully electric fleet. This investment is part of an extensive programme of 350 million euros.
The 26 new CityHubs to be built will be located in the following places:
Aalsmeer, Almelo, Almere, Amsterdam-West, Amsterdam-Oost, Apeldoorn, Breda, Den Haag, Ede, Emmen, Sittard-Geleen, Gouda/Waddinxveen, Groningen, Haarlem, Helmond, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Hoofddorp, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Nijmegen, Roermond, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Utrecht, Zaandam, en Zoetermeer.
Impression of construction of these DHL CityHubs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RnYcjauHzU&t=1s