Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of French luxury goods firm LVMH, is set to build a state-of-the-art logistics centre for its Champagne brands.

Commercial property developer Goodman has announced that it is investing an estimated EUR25m (US$32.5m) in the centre, to be based at Recy, near Châlons-en-Champagne.

Goodman has pre-let the 43,000square metre facility to Moët Hennessy for an initial nine years.

Building is scheduled to start in July and be complete in the first quarter of 2010.

The centre is expected to employ around 100 staff and will group together LVMH Champagne brands, including Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot and Krug.

Last week, Moët Hennessy reported a 22% drop in sales to EUR540m (US$705.5m) for the first three months of 2009.