Construction work on ‘Calais Premier’, the biggest logistics project in northern France with a total surface area of 160 hectares, is expected to start next year; the project will be undertaken by the Lyon property development company DCB International.
The first phase, a surface area of 50 hectares, will commence in 2012 and is due for completion by 2013-2014. This will be dedicated to logistics activities and transport services, and is expected to have 220,000 m2 of warehousing, 50,000 m2 of industrial parks, and 11,000 m2 of commercial property.
According to Didier Caudard-Breille, managing director of DCB International, the first phase of the Calais Premier project will create “thousands of new jobs” and bring in €200m (US275m) worth of investments. By the second phase, this figure could reach €300m (US$412m).