Panattoni Europe, an industrial real estate leader in Europe, is expanding in Lower Silesia. In the heart of the region, construction works have started on S5 Wrocław North Gate, with 62,000 sqm planned. The first tenant, claiming in excess of 32,500 sqm, is GEFCO Poland – a supplier of integrated logistics services, including contract logistics, expected to move into the park already in early September 2019. The project will comply with the criteria of BREEAM In-Use certification.
S5 Wrocław North Gate is Panattoni Europe’s twelfth investment in the Wrocław region. To date, the developer has delivered 520,000 sqm here, in proprietary parks, City Logistics and industrial facilities, and that was only the beginning of the company’s drive. This time, Panattoni Europe targets the northern part of the Wrocław metropolitan area. The complex is being built in Psary and will comprise two warehouse buildings totalling in excess of 62,000 sqm.
The first tenant of S5 Wrocław North Gate is the logistics company GEFCO Poland, which will use more than 32,500 sqm of space – 32,140 sqm dedicated to the warehouse, and 400 sqm to office space. The space for GEFCO Poland will be fully tailored to the needs of handling and picking deliveries for the automotive sector, and will be ready for the tenant to move in by early September 2019.
“Current expectations of our customers go far beyond standard logistics services. That is why together with Panattoni we have devised a custom-tailored solution, with respect to its location, potential for expansion, as well as accessibility to employees with relevant qualifications. In a few months, a large part of our new warehouse will be operating as a global distribution centre for a leading supplier of automotive parts and components. With such investments, GEFCO strengthens its partnerships with customers, and its position among the biggest logistics operators in Poland and worldwide,” says Rafał Krajewski, General Director GEFCO Poland.
“GEFCO and the other tenants of S5 Wrocław North Gate can count on flexibility. The architectural design of the units in the park can be adapted to their needs, both in terms of the technical specs and the arrangement of individual sections – manufacturing, warehousing, office and staff facilities. S5 Wrocław North Gate is also an attractive choice for companies seeking environmentally-friendly solutions. The complex meets the criteria of BREEAM certification,” comments Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director, Panattoni Europe.
Excellent location is the key to effective logistics. The national road S5, neighbouring on the site, connects it to Tricity, Poznań and Wałbrzych, while the Wrocław bypass A8, just 2.5 km away, turns into the S8 expressway and provides quick travel time to the metropolitan areas of: Łódź, Warsaw and Białystok. Importantly, the Park is only 5 km from the Wrocław city centre, and there is a bus stop next to the facility, which makes S5 Wrocław North Gate more attractive to future employees.