The masterplan for the Ghent site is based on a ‘last mile hub’ concept for distribution in the urban heartland. It is strategically located on the E17 and E40 motorway intersection and close to Ghent city centre. Phase 1 involves the building of a warehouse that is fully automated and acclimatised according to the specific pharmaceutical requirements of our customer McKesson, a leading care company for pharmaceutical distribution.
The offices are located above the loading bays. A solid glass north-facing façade creates a panoramic view over the docks and canal. This ensures a pleasant workplace with visual contact with the environment and an abundance of natural daylight. The traditional signal boxes served as inspiration for the ‘concave architecture’: bringing outside inside, and pushing inside outside. The façade is finished with an exclusive copper coating resulting in a unique feature in the cityscape.