Panattoni Europe was awarded for the construction of the Amazon Fulfillment Centre being recognised as ´the Best Warehouse/Industrial Development of the Year´ during the CEE Investment & Green Building Awards. The event was hosted by EuropaProperty for the fifth time, selecting ´the best´from the complete CEE region´s real estate sector for the last 12 months.
The nominations followed by the selection of the winners were reviewed and decided by the jury formed by the CEE´s real estate market leaders. The official gala ceremony followed by an announcement of the ´very best´ from the investment and sustainable development in Central and Eastern Europe took place on 29 th October, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw.
Panattoni Europe received an award for the Amazon Fulfillment Centre based in Prague West, Panattoni Park Prague Airport I, in the Czech Republic. The construction for the e-commerce giant was the third joint development completed for the Amazon company by Panattoni Europe, but the first to be considered as the largest ever built premises within the territory of the Czech Republic. In numbers, the total rentable area of the building is more than 133,000 sqm of which 115,000 sqm is storage space located partially on two floors, office and social areas comprising 9 327 sqm and additional 900 sqm were dedicated for the outside terrace, which can be used by the Amazon Associates during the breaks throughout the day.
´ It is an honor for us to win such an award on the CEE Investment and real estate level for the construction of the largest ever built industrial facility within the history of the Czech Republic, which was completed precisely for our long term business partner Amazon´, said Pavel Sovička, Managing Director for Panattoni Europe in the Czech Republic & Slovakia and further adds ´ last year was exceptional and most successful for our team in the Czech Republic since 2007, We have constructed nearly 200 000 sqm and opened a number of novel industrial development zones´.
At present, Panattoni Europe is now focusing on new projects in the Czech Republic including sites west of Prague, such as Panattoni Park Prague Airport II, which will be able to offer a similar strategic location like Panattoni Park Prague Airport I. Currently, the infrastructural works are under way and are expected to be finished by the end of this year with the first building completion summer 2016. This is the first project together with Amazon Fulfilment Centre acquired by AEW Europe on behalf of LOGISTIS in the Czech Republic.