Panattoni Europe, Poland’s leader in industrial real estate, is to build a logistics centre for Carrefour Poland – a multi-format retailer. The BTS project will feature more than 38,000 sqm of space and will be built in Bydgoszcz. Ground was broken to symbolically commence construction on 11 August and delivery to the client is planned for February 2017.
Panattoni Europe is to deliver a BTS project for the French Carrefour Group – a multi-format retail chain which comprises hypermarkets, supermarkets, neighbourhood, specialty and online stores, as well as shopping centres and petrol stations. The investment spanning 38,184 sqm, with an approx. 36,726-square-metre warehouse and 1,458 sqm allocated to office and staff facilities, will be erected in Bydgoszcz and will be the chain’s fifth distribution centre in Poland. The location will serve all stationary formats of Carrefour Poland in the north and west of the country – including Szczecin, Gdańsk, Poznań, Zielona Góra and Wrocław. The tenant will be able to launch operations as early as February 2017. The general contractor of the facility is Kajima Poland.
Panattoni Europe’s extensive experience in developing facilities for the food industry points to some special solutions in the storage and distribution of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). For this reason, the BTS facility for Carrefour Poland will be more than just a warehouse with some office space. Diverse articles to be stored, which can be divided into product groups: non-perishables (food and non-food) and perishables (meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables), require different temperature parameters. That is why the warehousing section has been divided into several controlled-temperature storage areas. In the cold store, which will take up approx. 9,000 sqm, featuring an ammonia refrigeration system and additional roof insulation, meat and dairy will be stored at 0-2°C, and fruit and vegetables at 4-7°C. Moreover, the warehouse racks will be suitable for high storage, as well as for storing dangerous goods (ADR). LED lighting will be installed in the entire facility. The loading area will provide room for some 96 forklifts, and the external car park will feature 40 spaces for trucks and 123 spaces for passenger cars.
Panattoni Europe’s investment for Carrefour will be developed in the eastern part of Bydgoszcz, adjacent to the streets ul. Chemiczna and bł. Franciszka Dachtery. Thanks to the well-developed road infrastructure, the tenant is guaranteed convenient access to the city centre as well as the national road network. The national roads in the vicinity of the facility include: the national road no 5, which connects the Bydgoszcz metropolitan area with those of Poznań, Wrocław and Wałbrzych and comes to an end at the border crossing to the Czech Republic in Lubawka; the national road no 25, which runs through Western Pomerania, Pomerania, Cuiavia-Pomerania, Greater Poland and Lower Silesia regions (voivodeships); as well as the national road no 80, which is a bypass of Bydgoszcz and Toruń and connects to the A1 motorway.