Panattoni, the European industrial real estate market leader, has begun construction in Sulechów of nearly 90,000 sqm for BestSecret - a leading European members-only online destination for premium and luxury off-price fashion. The cornerstone laying ceremony took place on September 15 and was attended by, among others, Wojciech Sołtys, the Mayor of Sulechów Municipality and representatives of BestSecret and Panattoni.
Trusted partner for e-commerce. Of the nearly 17 million sqm delivered in Europe, the industrial facilities, fitted to the needs of the dynamically growing e-commerce sector, constitute nearly one-third of all the space. Now the developer has begun construction of Panattoni Park Sulechów III, where the entire space - 88,500 sqm, with the possibility of expanding by another 42,000 - has been leased to BestSecret - the members-only online destination for premium and luxury off-price fashion offering products from around 3,000 brands. The company supplies goods to 27 countries in Europe, and the Sulechów location will be a key link in the company’s supply chain. BestSecret will serve all of its markets from the facility and will be an employer for a significant number of people in the region.
- "At present, more than 30 per cent of industrial facilities in Poland are dedicated to the e-commerce sector, and Panattoni, as a market leader, is leading the way and setting trends in this area. Our experience and capabilities translate into further developments, such as the commenced construction of a facility for BestSecret, which will be a further significant leasing client in the region going forward. Western Poland, and especially the Lubuskie region, once again confirms its potential for serving international companies, and I am sure that more than one more cornerstone will be laid in the near future precisely in the region of the western border. We are ready for further customized realizations" – says Aleksandra Kucharek,
Development Director, Panattoni.
In addition to warehousing and distribution space, the facility will also include offices, which will occupy more than 10,000 sqm. The developer will also prepare the space for the use of multi-level racks (Pick Towers) and provide an elevated part of the building. The project will pass BREEAM certification at the Excellent level.
- "The new investment in Sulechów is first and foremost a venture that allows BestSecret to develop its brand and the inhabitants of the municipality to find employment. I am convinced that many Sulechów residents will find work here, as well as residents of neighbouring municipalities who have so far been forced to commute many kilometres to their factories. I hope that this symbolic foundation stone is the beginning of fruitful cooperation, and that the economic development of our municipality will have a positive impact on the development of the entire region" - says Wojciech Sołtys, Mayor of Sulechów.
A key advantage of Sulechów is its proximity to the German border, which is just over an hour's drive from the facility under construction. In addition, 30 minutes separate the locality from the region's capital, Zielona Góra, which is an important advantage in terms of access to workers. Less than 7 km from the investment is the S3 road, which runs along the western border, and the Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport is located 11 km from the facility.