News Article Accolade Brno Czech Republic development industrial lease logistics Panattoni
by Property Forum | Industrial

The multimodal complex next to Brno Airport, jointly developed by Brno Airport, belonging to the Accolade Group, and developer Panattoni, is now fully leased. Tenants such as Coca Cola, DHL or Zásilkovna are now joined by major companies s Erba Lachema from the Erba Group, Noviko and Reda.

Noviko, which is part of the parent corporation Covetrus with a global presence, has leased over 8,000 sqm in the park. It is a company trading in pharmaceuticals, biopreparations, medical and breeding supplies, veterinary equipment and animal feed.

A further approx. 4,600 sqm has been leased by Reda, a company primarily engaged in the sale, printing and distribution of promotional and gift items. As part of the Stricker Group, it supplies them throughout Europe and other continents.

The third new tenant, with almost 5,000 sqm of leased space, is in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products manufacturer Erba Lachema of the Erba Group, which will offer Brno and the surrounding area new jobs in a modern space storing IVD medical devices.

"Brno's multimodal complex near the second busiest airport in the country has managed to create a unique space where key players from different industries meet. However, all tenants have two things in common: an emphasis on a sustainable approach and technologically advanced solutions," said Milan Kratina, CEO of Accolade Group.

"I am delighted that Noviko, Reda and Erba Lachema have been able to offer prime space in a building targeting BREEAM New Construction certification at the Excellent level. The sustainable approach is confirmed by the superior planting of greenery on site," said Pavel Sovička, Panattoni's Managing Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Brno Airport Park covers a total area of 110,893 sqm and is a unique multi-purpose zone, whose individual buildings are designed to have the lowest possible environmental impact. Part of the complex was built on a brownfield site. Up to 90% of the material from the demolition of the original buildings was used in the construction. The site has a retention basin, park landscaping around it and a relaxation area with benches for employees in the middle. Over 100 trees with complementary shrubs will be gradually planted in the green areas and will be a mix of deciduous trees and native Czech conifers.

Four of the park's halls achieved a BREEAM New Construction rating of "Excellent" and one hall achieved a "Very Good" rating.

The multi-modal complex benefits from connections to the airport's runway system. This eliminates the need for transhipment of cargo from the aircraft to cars heading outside the complex. This saves money for the tenants and also leads to traffic calming on routes connecting to the airport. In addition to air transport, the park uses the railway siding to the airport area.