Abu Dhabi Ports launches phase 2 of Kizad Logistics Park
Abu Dhabi Ports has begun work on the second phase of Kizad Logistics Park (KLP), a non-free-zone warehousing facility in the north of the emirate.
The master developer, operator and manager of ports said in a press announcement that construction has begun on 64 modular warehouse units, which will be handed over to tenants by the third quarter of the year.
This will bring the total number of units at the park to 105, covering an area of 118,965 sqm.
KLP is located in the logistics cluster of the Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad). Phase one of the facility is already operational and Abu Dhabi Ports said it plans to make the park one of the leading warehousing centres in the region with the completion of the second phase.
“Kizad’s development follows a demand-driven approach, responding to the needs of the market and designing flexible solutions accordingly,” said Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, chief operating officer at Kizad. “Around 83% of the 41 warehouses in Phase 1 were leased prior to construction being completed and 100% leased a few months later. Since then the need for more high-quality warehousing units has encouraged us to start building Phase 2 of KLP.”
“In a challenging leasing environment, superior pre-built offerings support businesses with their logistics requirements and the success of KLP’s Phase 1 only proves that Kizad is the ideal solution, offering an exceptional location, world-class infrastructure and dedicated investor support in a competitive operating environment.”
The warehouses at KLP all have 7m high ceilings on a 1.3m raised floor, dedicated loading areas, ramp access and designated on-site parking, Kizad said. Each unit has an area of 1,133 sqm with a mezzanine office. Larger units of up to 9,064 sqm can be created by removing internal walls. Ample power for air conditioning is provided in all warehouses and cold storage options are available in selected units.