The vacancy rate for industrial and logistics properties in the Prague area is around one percent. This situation is limiting the development of companies in the region, which is also hampering their economic growth. The supply on the market will soon be helped by a part of the Poldi Kladno brownfield, on which a completely new industrial area will be built. This is one of the few places in the Central Bohemian Region where it is possible to build production and logistics facilities with a direct connection to the existing infrastructure. The new industrial complex will thus revive the history of the site of the former Poldi ironworks, which in its heyday employed up to 4,000 people and was famous for supplying steel to the Czechoslovak army during the First Republic or for producing titanium alloys used in the manufacture of aerobatic aircraft.
"Poldi Ironworks in Kladno has been a European industrial leader since the end of the 19th century, and the entire complex has long been one of the most important economic drivers in the country. After the economic transformation, however, it has largely become an unused brownfield, which is also a burden on the environment. Now it is finally time to start decontaminating the site and then build an environmentally friendly industrial complex that will bring room for company growth and overall economic revival of the region, with a link to the industrial history of Kladno," says Pavel Sovička, Panattoni's General Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
After demolition and remediation of the area, Panattoni plans to build a modern industrial park here, which will consist of two halls with a total size of 55,500 and 33,000 sq m. The construction of the new hall will, as is usual with Panattoni, meet the strictest ecological requirements and demands. Both halls will target an "Excellent" rating under the BREEAM New Construction environmental certification and will feature state-of-the-art technologies that will help to increase environmental friendliness in particular. The location is ideal for modern manufacturing facilities, which will be a major attraction for high value-added companies. The project has already been granted planning permission and once the site remediation is complete, construction could begin within the next year.
The site also plays an important role in terms of transport infrastructure, with important motorways D7, D6 and D5 located nearby. The Kladno-Svermov railway station, which is a few minutes' walk from the future site, and Václav Havel Airport should not be overlooked. A great promise for the future is the possible connection of Prague, the airport and Kladno by the planned high-speed railway. "In terms of location, Panattoni Business Park Kladno will literally be a dream for tenants. The connection to the transport infrastructure here is truly excellent - the connection to Germany and Western Europe is provided by several main transport routes, which will make logistics more efficient for virtually every client," adds Pavel Sovička.