Logistics property specialist Panattoni is to develop a 200,000 sq m industrial and logistics complex near Polish city Wroclaw, in Lower Silesia.
The developer has acquired a 39 ha site for the construction of Wrocław Campus 39 which will have direct access to the A4 motorway and S8 expressway.
Among Panattoni’s targets are e-commerce companies and the electric vehicle sector. The site is close to buildings occupied by Amazon and Korean-owned LG Chem Wrocław Energy, whose facility is the largest factory in Europe for the manufacture of lithium ion car batteries. Work will start on the scheme in the current quarter. The project will comprise five warehouse/light industrial buildings and there will be about 14,000 sq m of offices.
Panattoni said the total stock of warehouse and industrial space in Lower Silesia currently stands at around 2.5 million sq m, of which it built more than 1 million sq m.
“Wrocław has become one of the cities that is benefiting the most from current trends in European supply chains and logistics,” said Panattoni managing director Marek Dobrzycki. “The most important of these trends are the rapid development of e-commerce, the consolidation of supply chains and light production as well as their relocation from Western Europe to Central Europe, and the growth in the purchasing power of Polish people,” he said.