The APRC Group has signed a provisional sales agreement for a 47 acre site in
the Transmarck-Turquerie business park in Calais. The Lyon-based group,
which specializes in corporate real estate, hopes to develop logistics activities
at the site.
At the last meeting of the Community Council in February, elected representatives for
the Grand Calais Terres & Mers agglomeration approved the sale of a 47 acre plot.
The buyer is one of the fourth largest real estate groups in France and plans to build
two 30,000 m2 buildings at the site. Each will comprise five 6,000 m2 units. The
project represents an investment of 70 million euros. This multi-client logistics
platform will handle consumer goods in the food, textile, bric-a-brac and gardening
Another unit is also planned for the same site in the form of a third 24,000 m2 building
initially designed for a single client, although this could change in response to
demand. The site will also include a truck centre with a secure car park for trucks and
a comprehensive range of driver services.
Brexit and the resulting complications it has created for trade led the company to
investigate setting up operations in Calais. The location means it can offer clients a
new storage hub and thus increase the flexibility of its logistics chain to and from the
United Kingdom. In the future, APRC plans on making its depots bonded warehouses
to facilitate the reception of goods in transit.
The Transmarck-Turquerie logistics hub was chosen for its proximity to the port, the
Channel Tunnel, and the A16 and A26 motorways and their lorry flows. The
opportunity to offer an additional goods shipping solution with the coming opening of
the CargoBeamer road and rail terminal also played in a key role.
Since 2006, the APRC Group has support its clients in the design and completion of
their property and real estate projects. Through its two subsidiaries APRC and KSI, it
manages the entire real estate chain, from finding property to turnkey delivery of
buildings. Its clients include Goodman, Leclerc, Intermarché, Système U, Barjane,
Hyundai and Safran, and it designs and builds properties in France and abroad. The
group’s activities are divided into four centres of expertise: logistics and tertiary;
industry and agrifood; commerce and distribution; and real estate transactions.