Already, giants of e-commerce and logistics have come to Panattoni Park Wrocław Logistics South Hub. SHEIN is to employ around 2,000 people and lease an area of 55,000 sqm. The company is to serve a large part of Western Europe from the town of Magnice. Meanwhile, DSV has leased as much as 75,000 sqm.
In response to the huge interest in the location, Panattoni is to launch the next stage of the development located in Magnice within the next few weeks. The developer is to start on the construction of 90,000 sqm of speculative space to be delivered in October this year. The development is to be superbly suited for different uses including production, e-commerce and omnichannel operations as well as logistics and warehousing. Moreover, with the well-developed road network, it only takes around an hour and a half to reach the Czech and German borders, which also makes it convenient to serve foreign markets.
“Our development in Magnice has all the benefits offered by Lower Silesia – an area with the potential to serve most European markets, a region that has a superb business climate and also a population of almost 3 million people. Moreover, Wrocław ranks number three in the Indeks Akademickości Miast [Academic City Index] ranking, which assures a steady influx of skilled labour. From Lower Silesia, companies can serve up to 100 mln customers in a single day so we are sure that tenants will soon be found for the latest stage of Panattoni Park Wrocław Logistics South Hub,” says Damian Kowalczyk, the Development Director at Panattoni.
Tenants who choose this development will receive modern space that comes equipped with technology to significantly reduce water and energy usage as well as reduce CO2 emissions. Solar panels are to be installed on the roof and in front of the centre, a green relaxation area for workers is to be created. They will also be able to use electric vehicle charging stations as well as spaces reserved for carsharing. All of these solutions have resulted in a BREEAM certification of Excellent, which is intended to help tenants fulfil the requirements of the EU taxonomy and assist them in pursuing zero emissions.
Lower Silesia is a motor driving both the national economy and the growth of Panattoni’s portfolio. The developer has already delivered almost 2.1 million sqm in the area and a further 200,000 sqm remains under construction. In the second quarter of this year, the developer is to begin construction work on two buildings with a combined area of 160,000 sqm as part of the Wrocław Campus project. The park is already being used by giants from the logistics, e-commerce and automotive sectors and its superb location is extremely attractive being near the S8 expressway as well as the Wrocław Południe junction on the A4 motorway.
Buildings owned by Amazon can also be found in the vicinity while Korea’s LG also has a complex near Wrocław, which includes the largest factory in Europe of lithium-ion batteries for the automotive industry. All of this demonstrates the huge business potential of the region.