Panattoni, the European industrial real estate market leader, will complete another development in the western part of the Kraków region. A leading producer of double glazing components is to take up a 9,400 sqm BTS building, which the developer is to deliver in the third quarter of this year. The company is to serve both the market in Poland as well as other EU countries from the new factory.
Industry turns to Małopolska. Panattoni has supplied a total of 213,000 sqm to the region that surrounds Małopolska’s administrative capital. In February this year, the developer completed over 20,000 sqm for Trivium Packaging as part of Panattoni Park Kraków North with this production plant becoming the largest completed development for a single client in Panattoni’s Kraków portfolio. Now the developer has started work on another production facility in Małopolska. The company is developing Panattoni Park West III in the town of Skawina just under 20 km from the centre of the region’s administrative capital. Within it, the developer is to deliver a BTS building of just under 9,500 sqm to a producer of double glazing insulation components. This company is to use the space for both the production and the warehousing of its finished goods. Due to the centre’s strategic location – being close to a section of National Road nr 44, which serves as the Skawina bypass, as well as near a junction on the A4 motorway – the company’s current factory can be easily relocated and it will be possible to serve the market in Poland as well as those of many other EU countries.
“Małopolska is a very attractive region for business but it has very little land available for industrial development. Thanks to another one of our centre’s, Panattoni is driving the market forward and helping to free up the huge potential for both national and international operations. This is already our third development to the south-west of the city, which provides excellent access to the markets of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” says Marek Dobrzycki, the Managing Director at Panattoni.
From Panattoni Park Kraków West III it takes around 80 minutes to reach the Slovakian border and just under two hours to reach the border with the Czech Republic. Moreover the nearby A4 motorway, which is just ten minutes from the development, ensures easy access to Poland’s southwestern border with Germany via Katowice, Opole and Wrocław as well as to its southeastern border with Ukraine via Rzeszów.
The development is to be built to Panattoni’s high standards and is to undergo BREEAM certification for a rating of ‘Excellent’. The developer is to install such features as daylight sensors to control the outdoor lighting and an intelligent energy management system. Moreover the tenant is to have sanitary white-ware fittings and water saving taps. Additionally, Panattoni is to provide facilities for cyclists and is also to plant trees, bushes and a flower meadow on the development site to enhance the local ecosystem.