VGP, the European developer and owner of semi-industrial and logistics real estate, has completed the construction of Hall C at VGP Park České Budějovice located in the Světlík commercial zone. The building was tailor-made for DACHSER Czech Republic, a specialist in providing freight forwarding and warehousing services. A ceremony handing over the new logistics and office premises covering a total of 7,042 sqm has just taken place. The logistics centre will begin operations in the coming days.
“We are very pleased about our co-operation with DACHSER. The new premises will enable faster and more convenient handling of shipments than ever before even while emphasising energy efficiency and sustainability,” comments David Plzák, VGP Country Manager for the Czech Republic. “We always strive to be environmentally friendly in our parks, and as a company, we are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Specifically, at VGP Park České Budějovice, we are aiming for the BREEAM Very Good certification and, in addition to a number of sustainable features directly on the buildings, we are also planning to plant greenery around the site.”
DACHSER has been operating in České Budějovice since 2006 and provides its customers from the South Bohemian region with coverage throughout Europe. Hall C in VGP Park České Budějovice includes 2,000 sqm of transhipment and over 4,300 sqm of warehouse space. It also has 14 loading ramps for various types of vehicles. Part of the building also consists of facilities in the form of modern offices, for which 650 sqm is set aside. Part of the area will be a charging station for electric cars, which will serve both trucks and cars.
“Our new premises in České Budějovice take into account our requirements for the implementation of intelligent logistics. They will enable us to expand the range of our contract logistics services and to better organise the service of shipments by collection. A sufficient number of loading ramps is a prerequisite for even better optimisation and acceleration of handling during loading and unloading,” says Ing. Jan Polter, MBA, Sales Director of DACHSER Czech Republic. “We consider the park’s location to be ideal for achieving our goals in the field of long-distance transport as well as for urban logistics. Last but not least, we appreciate that the VGP Park has been outfitted with a view to future technologies.”
VGP Park České Budějovice is being built right on the outskirts of the city in the Světlík commercial zone having excellent transport links to the city centre and direct access to the D3 motorway connecting Prague and Linz in Austria. On approximately 37 hectares of land, a complex with 7 halls and more than 126,000 sqm of lettable space suitable for logistics or light manufacturing is gradually being built. In co-operation with the city and while taking into account their requirements, there also will be a public parking lot for 30 trucks because there is currently no parking capacity in the area, trucks park at various places in the city. As part of the park, VGP is revitalising an adjacent pond in order to support local water retention and landscape biodiversity and reconstructing and improving a bicycle path.
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