The area of interest is the unused brownfield, which is located in the developing area of Borské pole in Pilsen and complements the core industrial buildings. Historically, the area was used by Škoda Plzeň. At the moment it is empty and not used for its intended purpose.
The total area of the area is about 28 ha, which is roughly 7 % of the total industrial development in the area. Perfect spot for R&D, light manufacturing and logistics. Onsite public transportation and international Eurocity and Intercity trains connecting Pilsen with Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. Easy access to the E50/D5 motorway to Germany and the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Available skilled workforce – the presence of high schools and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen is well-known for its Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Applied Science in particular.
The Panattoni Pilsen Digital Park project is planned to build a Hi-Tech park of regional importance in the Industry 4.0 concept, where the use of cybernetic-physical and robotic systems (collaborative robots, robotic production lines, etc.) with the participation of the traditional operations will together create a synergistic effect. The project will enable the realisation of R&D (IT) and IT operations together with complementary light production, distribution, last-mile logistics, etc. For all types of operations, high levels of automation are expected.
Part of the concept is to minimize the carbon footprint and contribute to the improvement of infrastructure, civic amenities and quality of life in the area. The industrial zone will include around 25% greenery and the buildings will be designed in accordance with the requirements of the BREEAM Excellent environmental certification, which assesses the long-term sustainability of buildings. The project also includes support for car-sharing, electromobility and local vegetation.