Toyota Motor Europe has invested in the construction of a new spare parts logistics centre in Illescas, south of the city of Madrid. The 20,000m² centre is the reference logistics platform for Toyota post-sales support for Spain and has been designed with the principal drivers of safety in operations, logistics efficiency, expansion capability and low energy use.
Arup provided design and project management services on this project. During the design stage, we delivered the architectural, building services and structural scope through the concept, scheme and detailed stages of development. We also provided design management services during the pre-construction stages, the tender and subsequent construction stages of the centre’s development.
As the site was a former ancient olive grove, the trees have been replanted and distributed in other locations within the site and therefore integrated in the landscaping design. The centre was designed in accordance to the new Toyota Green Guidelines for Logistics Centres, meeting their corporate expectations in the field of social responsibility.
Arup and Toyota have a long history of working together. Arup produced mechanical, electrical, IT and communications system designs for the Toyota Headquarters for Technical Training in the UK, total facility design services for the construction of the 230,000m² automotive manufacturing and assembly plant for the company at Burnaston in the UK, and design services for the 140,000m² Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Adapazari, Turkey.