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High-flying future for former airbase

[ August 17, 2021   //   ]

DHL Freight has broken ground on a new transhipment facility and warehouse at Erlensee near Frankfurt, due to open in mid-2022.

It will be built on the site of the former military air base at Erlensee and will include a cross-dock terminal, a specialist chemical warehouse and offices.

These will largely be created through the refurbishment of the former air base tower, now listed as a historical monument, but the new 82,840sq m (890,000sq ft) project has been designed in accordance with the latest building and environmental protection standards, with grass and plants incorporated into the roof, says DHL.

The site is close to freeway junctions about 25km (15.5 miles) from Frankfurt. Around 260 employees from DHL Freight’s Maintal terminal and DHL Freight Euronet will be relocated to Erlensee, and the number of employees is also expected to grow to around 300 in the short to medium term.