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THETIS PROJECT

Pioneering Sustainable Logistics with Cutting-Edge Green Technologies

PLOT AREA

145.667 sqm

COVERAGE AREA

59.100 sqm

VALUE

€59.5M

LOCATION
Aspropyrgos, Attica

COMPLETION
19 months

Client Overview

With over two decades in the logistics field, FDL Group Logistics stands as a beacon of excellence, delivering top-tier integrated services and comprehensive supply chain solutions. Their expertise spans both domestic and international markets, reflecting a steadfast dedication to quality and reliability. This commitment cements FDL Group Logistics' position as a dependable and esteemed partner in the logistics sector..

SARMED Logistics, a distinguished logistics enterprise in Greece, shines as a leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider. They offer an extensive range of services, including storage, transportation, e-commerce logistics, repackaging, and management of customs and tax warehousing. Their services are tailored to a variety of industries, showcasing remarkable adaptability and proficiency. SARMED's ability to consistently meet diverse customer needs affirms their reputation as a trusted and versatile player in the logistics industry.


Understanding the challenge

Challenge and Solution for FDL Group Logistics In our recent project with FDL Group Logistics, we faced the ambitious task of constructing a state-of-the-art e-commerce clothing warehouse. The key challenge was the tight 14-month deadline, coupled with the need for a forward-thinking design that supports future expansions, including drone delivery capabilities. To meet these demands, we embarked on a rapid and efficient journey of analysis, design, and securing necessary permits, focusing on creating a scalable and technologically advanced facility.

SARMED Logistics: Customized Warehouse Development For SARMED Logistics, the challenge was to create a bespoke logistics warehouse, capable of handling a diverse range of products like pharmaceuticals, food items, flammable materials, and general dry storage. The objective was to build a modern facility equipped with the latest technology, all situated in a strategic location. This project, notable for its broad scope and complexity, also had to be delivered within a 14-month timeframe. In response, we swiftly moved to analyze, design, and obtain the necessary permits, ensuring the construction of a versatile and cutting-edge warehouse that meets SARMED Logistics' specific requirements.

Despite these enormous challenges and the significant risk to profit, we pledged our unwavering support to our client.

Innovating in Warehouse Design and Construction

Our team's innovative approach led to the creation of a vast warehouse complex, encompassing a total area of 19,500 square meters. This includes a significant portion dedicated to freezer and chiller storage, covering 9,500 square meters — a feature that positions this warehouse among Greece's largest facilities equipped with state-of-the-art cooling systems. Additionally, the design incorporates ample dry storage and specialized docking areas, enhancing operational efficiency.

Furthering our commitment to tailored solutions, we divided the facility into four distinct buildings. Each building is uniquely designed to serve specific storage and operational needs, covering areas of 20,000 square meters, 10,500 square meters, 19,500 square meters, and 10,000 square meters respectively. This modular approach allows for flexibility and scalability, catering to a diverse range of logistics requirements.

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Structural Details

  • Plot Size: 44,990 m²
  • Constructed Building Coverage: 15,727 m²
  • Two-level Building Complex Total Area: 22,000 m² (Height: 11.5 m²)

The warehouse is delineated into zones, including freezer and chiller areas, with temperature control across all surfaces (4-22 Celsius). Additional features include a sunlight protection system and a self-sufficient energy system, complying with premier logistics standards.

High-Efficiency Warehousing Solutions

Our smart warehouse facilities are engineered with a primary focus on upholding superior standards for temperature-sensitive products. We've integrated cutting-edge technology to meticulously control temperature and humidity levels, guaranteeing ideal conditions for storage. Our commitment to excellence extends to top-tier safety and security measures, coupled with a 24/7 monitoring and operational access system. This holistic strategy is designed to deliver unparalleled storage quality and operational efficiency, ensuring that our clients' goods are stored under optimal conditions at all times.

Commitment to Sustainability and Certification

In our dedication to both societal and environmental wellbeing, the "Storage and Distribution Center" project was meticulously planned to align with the Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. This adherence underscores our commitment to sustainable development practices.

LEED, as the foremost global green building rating system, sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. Applicable to a wide range of building types, LEED offers a comprehensive framework that promotes health, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in green buildings. Achieving LEED certification is more than just a mark of eco-friendliness; it's a globally recognized testament to sustainability leadership and achievement.

This project's alignment with LEED standards reflects our proactive stance in creating environmentally responsible and resource-efficient facilities.

Enhancing the Environment: Sustainable Surrounding Area Development

As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, we have undertaken a comprehensive garden-technical study for the area surrounding our facility. This initiative aims to preserve existing natural landscapes and restore those that have been impacted, fostering habitats and promoting biodiversity.

Plant Selection:

  • Exclusive use of Mediterranean flora
  • Focus on Trees, Shrubs, and Ground Cover Plants

Water Conservation:

  • Advanced irrigation system with smart sensors
  • Monitoring weather conditions and soil moisture levels
  • Rainwater harvesting through dedicated collection tanks

Surface Design:

  • Selection of materials with a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)
  • Minimizing heat island effect for a cooler outdoor environment

Lighting Strategy:

  • Meticulously planned exterior lighting
  • Avoidance of photo pollution
  • Incorporation of energy-efficient technologies and automation

Sustainable Construction Practices

In our commitment to environmental responsibility during the construction phase, we have diligently implemented an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan. This plan is pivotal in minimizing environmental impacts, particularly in preventing soil, mud, dust, and hazardous substances from contaminating natural water sources and the surrounding environment due to wind and rain.

Our Construction & Demolition Waste Management plan is another cornerstone of our eco-friendly approach. It ensures that a minimum of 75% of waste generated during demolition and construction is recycled, significantly reducing landfill contribution.

In terms of construction materials, we prioritize the health of both people and the environment. The materials selected for this project come with the necessary certifications to ensure their eco-friendliness:

  • Recycled Content: More than 30% of the materials used in this project are composed of recycled content.
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD): This declaration certifies the environmental impact of the products used.
  • Low VOC Emissions: We opt for materials with a low concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), enhancing indoor air quality.
  • Water Conservation: Faucets installed in the facility are designed with a specific maximum flow to conserve water.
  • Smart Energy Meters: These meters enable remote monitoring of electricity consumption for lighting, air conditioning, and other systems, aiding in energy conservation and reducing environmental impacts.

Through these measures, we ensure that our construction processes not only meet industry standards but also align with our vision of sustainability and environmental consciousness.