Leading European road freight provider DHL Freight plans to increase efficiency and quality across its European network with a new transshipment facility near the German city of Frankfurt. The modern freight centre will be built on the site of the former military air base at the industrial park in Erlensee. The project comprises of three buildings: a cross-dock terminal, a warehouse for specialty chemicals and general production materials and office premises. These will largely be created through the refurbishment of the former air base tower, now listed as a historical monument on the site. The new 82,840 square meters construction project has been designed in accordance with the latest building and environmental protection standards, and in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Sustainability Roadmap which requires all new builds to be built sustainably. Grass and plants have been incorporated into the design of the roof to make the building more sustainable. The cross-dock terminal roof harbors potential for the installation of photovoltaic panels with a capacity of up to 1 MWp. In addition to a 12,000 square meters cross-dock terminal, 3,800 square meters of office space and a 10,500 square meters warehouse for specialty chemicals are also being built on the site. To create office space required in Erlensee, the listed monument tower located on the former air base in the Fliegerhorst II industrial park will undergo extensive refurbishment and become part of the cargo centre. The warehouse for specialty chemical will comply with prevailing provisions under Germany’s Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) and Ordinance on Installations Requiring a Permit (4. BImSchV) and will also meet the strictest of safety standards.Under construction by Fäth Immobilien, the new Erlensee site situated in the Main-Kinzig district is conveniently located at the freeway junctions BAB 66 and 45, and lies about 25 km from Frankfurt. Around 260 employees from DHL Freight’s Maintal terminal and DHL Freight Euronet will be relocated to work in Erlensee, and the number of employees is also expected to grow to around 300 in the short to medium term. Groundbreaking ceremony for the new build took place in mid-August, and completion of the logistics centre is scheduled for mid-2022. Construction is being overseen by Fäth Immobilien, with Bockermann Fritze plan4building GmbH in charge of project management.