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New Facility to be Built for MAN Diesel & Turbo

Rendering of MAN buid-to-suit

HOUSTON – MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a lease for a new North America headquarters and plant that will be built in Brookshire west of Houston in the 650-acre Twinwood business park.

Bob Berry and Jacob Bravo of Avison Young represented MAN Diesel & Turbo in the lease negotiations in leasing 137,434 SF there.

The build-to-suit owned by Houston-based Welcome Group, will house 105,309 SF of air-conditioned service shop space and 32,125 SF of office space. The Design/Build project by Houston-based KDW is slated to span one year, beginning in the second quarter of 2018.

Located just south of I-10 between Woods Road and FM 1489, the business park at Twinwood is part of a proposed, 14,000-acre master-planned community of low, medium and high-density residential along with retail, hospitality, higher education and office.

The property is owned by Houston businessman Putera Sampoerna.

MAN, an Augsburg, Germany-based manufacturer of marine propulsion systems and turbomachinery, will combine its two current operations in Houston and Deer Park in order to broaden its equipment servicing capabilities in the new Twinwood location. “

“We’re thrilled to welcome MAN Diesel & Turbo as our first corporate resident,” says Glenn Plowman, president of Twinwood.

MAN Diesel & Turbo represents another in a long line of projects developed by Welcome Group and KDW, including several in Texas for Germany-based companies. The two firms also have teamed to develop millions of SF of other commercial and industrial projects throughout the state.

Half of the world’s trade is powered by MAN marine engines, including those which power the CSCL Globe, one of the world’s largest container ships capable of transporting 19,100 containers, and Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest vessel ever built in terms of gross tonnage, breadth and displacement. MAN Diesel & Turbo also offers a wide range of process turbo machinery, including compressors, steam turbines, expanders, and gas turbines for oil and gas, and chemical processing.

“Our pre-construction group and in-house architectural team worked with MAN to program its entire campus from the inside out with future phases that will eventually double the square footage of this initial phase,” says Keith Dalton, president and CEO of KDW.

“We are proud to kick off the business park at Twinwood and add to our 4 million SF Texas portfolio,” says Welcome Wilson, Jr., president and CEO of Welcome Group. “After an extensive land search, the Twinwood site was selected for its quality location within the growing west Houston market.”

March 12, 2018 Realty News Report Copyright 2018

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