Raben Group takes up 7,560 sqm in Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport
European industrial real estate market leader Panattoni paves the way for tenants in the Tricity. Raben Logistics Polska has moved into the largest project in the region – Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport. The logistics operator will make use of a number of solutions dedicated to specialised logistic operations, which are to be conducted on 7,560 sqm of sustainable warehouse space. Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport, which will eventually include 100,000 sqm, is already 86 percent complete, and as a result the developer is approaching 345,500 sqm of space delivered in the Tricity region. The consulting company JLL represented Raben Group in the process of selecting the location and negotiating the lease agreement.
Largest developments attract leaders. Raben Group once again has taken advantage of the strategic location of Panattoni Parks. The logistics operator has so far signed lease agreements for over 152,000 sqm. This time Raben has occupied 7,560 sqm in Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport, which is the developer’s largest investment in the Tricity. The specific operations that Raben will conduct on the leased area have required implementing tailored solutions. The company uses lighting adapted to the planned rack layout and a Value Added Service (VAS) zone, and the warehouse constantly monitors temperature and humidity.
The building also has a number of sustainable solutions that will be assessed as part of the BREEAM certification process that the project is currently undergoing (at the ‘Very Good’ level). In accordance with its own policy, Panattoni has provided glass façades for the office parts of the complex, while green entrances with relaxation zones that resemble miniature forests are currently being prepared. Small outdoor squares with sustainable urban furniture will be created, as well as bicycle infrastructure with covered bicycle stands. All the plants are suited to the local climate, as well as flowery meadows planted with grass that does not need frequent mowing. Raben Group will also use smart electric energy management systems, including meters which can be checked remotely. Just as in other Panattoni projects, the developer has created electric car charging zones.
As Maciej Stępień, Regional Director of Raben Logistics Polska region, stated, “Raben Group has been operating in the Pomeranian region for many years. Securing new warehouse space – this time in Gdańsk – is a decision that strengthens our presence and engagement in the region. It is also an answer to the needs of our clients, who are interested in the storage of their goods and logistic services relatively close to the port and the airport, as well as in their distribution across Poland, Europe and the world (via sea and air freight services). It is worth mentioning that apart from purely economic factors, Panattoni's partnership approach to the entire process played a significant role during the transaction.”
On another Tricity contract, Martyna Sochaczewska, Senior Leasing Manager from Panattoni commented, “We have had operations in the Tricity for twelve years now and we have developed 345,500 sqm here during that time. At the beginning this region was just knocking at the door, and now it is one of the most rapidly growing warehouse markets in Poland. Last year's demand for space in the region amounted to over 200,000 sqm, placing it together with the Lubusz Voivodeship just behind the ‘big five’ markets in Poland. We are glad that the area so important to the Polish economy is constantly growing and that we can take an active part in its development.”
By leasing space at Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport, Raben Group has gained another location in an attractive region with great business potential. The international Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport is just 8 km from the complex and 19 km away is the Port of Gdańsk, which in January this year reached 4.6 million tonnes of cargo throughput, which is 8,8 percent more than in the same period a year earlier – thus jumping into the top three ports on the Baltic Sea.
In addition, there are numerous access roads in the vicinity of the complex, which allow for effective transport within the region and the entire country. Next to the park is the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway station and a bus stop, making it easy for employees to commute by Tricity public transport.
"Tricity's position as a key logistics hub in the Baltic Sea region and an important point on the European transportation map strengthens thanks to rapid development of the region's warehouse base. Within 5 years the space resources on this market have almost tripled, which gives a lot of choice to the companies with operations in Pomerania. We are happy to continue our cooperation with Raben Group, for which the key factors were, above all, a strategic location near the seaport and the airport, as well as Panattoni's individual approach to the tenant's expectations", comments Ludwika Korzeniowska, Business Development Director, Industrial Department, JLL.
Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport is the developer’s largest project among its parks in the Pomeranian region. The park will eventually reach nearly 107,000 sqm of space in five buildings, and almost 97,000 sqm have already been leased. All the park’s buildings include the highest quality office and warehouse space as well as the latest storage solutions. The developer has designed the park in such a way that allows tenants to flexibly shape the modules. Thanks to its superb location, the investment is perfectly suited to the concept of the “airport district”, including warehouses, office buildings and a modern R&D centre.