Posten Norge is consolidating its activities in Bergen in the planned logistics centre in Kokstad. This means that the postal terminal in Minde and the Bring terminal in Jekteviken are being sold.
"We are aware that many parties have been waiting for this sale. We rarely experience so much interest in our property sales, but these are very special properties," says John Eckhoff, press officer in Posten Norge.
The property on Kanalveien in Minde is located right beside the Bergen Light Rail line which will eventually run along Kanalveien to Fyllingsdalen. With its highly attractive location right beside Solheimsvannet, this property is particularly attractive for housing developers. The recently approved zoning plan for Mindemyren also supports this type of development.
The area around the terminal in Jekteviken is zoned for port and terminal operations, but is also attractive in light of future urban development plans. Both the City of Bergen and private developers are looking into the possibilities for both Dokken and Jekteviken.
Need for more port space
"From a short-term perspective the property is highly suitable for port activities, and Posten Norge is in dialogue with the Port of Bergen in this connection. We will still need space at the port and are therefore closely following the debate on the new port in Bergen," says Eckhoff.
Posten Eiendom has engaged DNB Næringsmegling to handle the sales. They are now working with Posten Norge on a valuation and sales strategy. The properties will be listed for sale right after the summer.
Selling property in Kokstad
Posten Eiendom will also be selling the remaining plots in Kokstad purchased earlier this year from the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Here there is approximately 230 000 sq m of commercial space zoned for industrial, warehousing or space-intensive commercial activities, and work on the detailed zoning plan for the area has begun.
"Several parties have already expressed interest in plots in this area. There aren't many larger plots available in Bergen with this type of zoning," says Eckhoff.
- Postal terminal in Minde, Kanalveien 52B: The property is just over 20 000 sq m with an associated plot of 17 700 sq m. It was recently re-zoned for urban development and with the possibility for extensive housing.
- Freight terminal in Jekteviken, Nøstegaten 28: The property covers a total of 10 500 sq m including 3 300 sq m of office space and 7 200 sq m of terminal and warehouse space.
- Posten Norge and Bring's new nationwide logistics network consists of 18 logistics centres for parcels, freight and temperature-controlled goods.
- The co-location of terminals in new logistics centres make Posten Norge and Bring more competitive in an increasingly international market.
- The total investment in Norway for the logistics network amounts to over NOK 4 billion for buildings, land, property development and infrastructure.