Hot spring for Panattoni

Warehouse & industrial
POLAND This spring saw Panattoni both complete and launch work on several new buildings.

In May the warehouse developer began the construction of Panattoni Park Tricity East III. The warehousing centre, which will be situated 4 km from Gdańsk city centre and the DTC Container Terminal, is to be built in a single stage and will have an area of almost 32,886 sqm. Two tenants – both of which are logistics operators – have already been secured for more than 26,000 sqm of the space: Greenyard Logistics Poland, which provides services to the FMCG sector, has taken up 11,824 sqm; as well as Omega Pilzno, specialising in comprehensive supply chain services, with a lease of 14,500 sqm. The park is expected to come into use in Q1 2021, with both tenants to be given early access this October. Greenyard Logistics will have 9,571 sqm of deep freeze storage with a hi-tech fast-freeze chamber, as well as a 2,003 sqm dry goods store and 250 sqm of office space. Omega Pilzno will operate from a high bay warehouse. Panattoni Park Tricity East III, which will be situated off the S7 route, is to undergo BREEAM certification and should attain a rating of ‘Very Good’.

More halls on the way

Panattoni has also started the development of another project for logistics operator DSV Solutions. The developer is to deliver almost 12,000 sqm in its A2 Warsaw Park near Grodzisk Mazowiecki. DSV will be moving into the building in November, after being given early access in July. In recent months the company has also leased space from Panattoni in Łódź and Poznań. It will use the space leased in A2 Warsaw park for logistics operations for the fashion industry. Around 940 sqm of the area will be social and office space, including a clothing and accessories showroom, while 11,016 sqm will be tailored for the goods handling needs of the tenant. A2 Warsaw Park comprises 103,670 sqm of BREEAM certified space.

Panattoni is also to build a 50,000 sqm BTS warehousing and manufacturing centre for US grills and accessories producer Weber-Stephen Products in Zabrze in Silesia. Construction work will begin in August, with the tenant to move into its new plant in August 2021. Around 450 employees are to work in the plant, with 4,000 sqm of the space to be offices. Another 30,000 sqm could be added in the future.

Lots of completions

Other buildings completed this spring include Panattoni Park Bydgoszcz II. The almost 36,500 sqm project was built in an investment zone within Bydgoszcz’s city limits. It comprises a single building containing flexible units that can be used for storage or light manufacturing. The project is BREEAM-certified. The tenants of the park include Nissin Logistics (18,300 sqm) and InPost (5,000 sqm). Panattoni has now completed more than 125,000 sqm in the Bydgoszcz area, including two distribution centres – Panattoni Park Bydgoszcz I and II.

The developer has also completed the construction of a 8,260 sqm logistics centre for DSV Solutions in Skarbimierz in Poland’s southwestern Opole province. The BTS facility, which lies within the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, is designed to handle the logistics of two Mondelēz International confectionery plants in the area. Mondelēz (which was formerly known as Kraft Foods) produces such brands as Milka, Alpen Gold, Oreos, Prince Polo and 3Bit.

In a joint venture with DH Capital, Panattoni has also completed the EUR 18 mln development of Panattoni Appliance Park, which forms part of its Central European Logistics Hub in Łódź. The 30,000 sqm complex is designed to serve the 58,500 sqm dishwasher factory of BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego, which Panattoni also developed on a neighbouring site. Around 90 pct of the space in Panattoni Appliance Park has already been taken up by manufacturers and their sub-contractors of components supplied to BSH’s production plant.

Happy birthday, Panattoni!

And finally, we wish to congratulate Panattoni, because this year the company is celebrating 15 years of operations in Europe. The US-based Panattoni Development
Company, one of the largest industrial developers in the world, set up its European branch in 2005, when the company’s Warsaw office led by Robert Dobrzycki opened. “Since that time we have become the number one industrial developer, having delivered more than 10 mln sqm of space in Poland, Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic and Slovakia,” says the CEO of Panattoni Europe. Between 2017 and 2019 the company completed 6.31 mln sqm and over the few past months it has announced the launch of operations in the Netherlands as well as in Spain and Portugal. The company has so far certified 2.2 mln sqm of logistics space under BREEAM, LEED and DGNB environmental certificates and a further 2.5 mln sqm is pending certification.