Catena commences construction of logistics facility in Malmö, Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 11 Nov 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Catena has begun construction of a new logistics facility on Lodgatan in Malmö with an investment of around $23.9m (SEK208m).

The new logistics facility will feature a total space of 18,665m2.

It is being built on the Sockret 4 property, earlier bought by Catena and centrally situated in Malmö’s harbour district.

This building will be certified in line with Miljöbyggnad Silver and feature a photovoltaic cell facility on the roof.

Lekia, a toy chain in Sweden, will be a tenant in the building. It signed an eight-year lease period.

The toy retailer had earlier leased premises from Catena at Logistics Position Sunnanå in Malmö.

Lekia’s move has been due to the need for extra space and will lease 11,570 m2 of the facility. It also has an option to lease the remaining space.

Catena regional manager Fredrik Renå said: “It feels very good to be able to further strengthen our favourable relationship with Lekia and to contribute to its continued expansion with efficient, customised premises able to accommodate warehousing, a showroom and offices alike.”

Lekia CEO Baldvin Georgsson said: “Moving into our great new premises in Sunnanå in early 2020, we were incredibly proud of how successful Lekia had become and saw bringing our central warehouse and head office together in the same building as a milestone. Our sales have continued rising and this year our shops are expected to achieve sales of close to SEK2 billion.

“Four years later, in 2024, we will be in a facility that is more than twice the size. We are grateful for having found this amazing solution in Malmö’s harbour area together with Catena. From there, we will be able to deliver to 90 percent of our shops in Sweden and Norway within 24 hours.”

Lekia intends to move into the new premises in January 2024. The location also provides opportunities for more construction.

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Image: Catena’s logistics facility in Malmö will be built with an investment of around $23.9m. Credit: Catena/ Cision.

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