News Article Contera Czech Republic development industrial logistics Ostrava
by Property Forum | Industrial

Czech developer Contera has started the construction of a logistics complex in Hrušov on the site of a former brownfield. One of the main tenants of Contera Park Ostrava D1 will be sporting goods retailer Sportisimo. The company’s new logistics headquarters will have a clear height of up to 23 meters, automated systems and cooling, and will be one of the largest in the country with an area of 90,000 sqm.

"The building we are preparing for Sportisimo is in many respects unique and groundbreaking. It is a building tailored to the client, full of modern technology, with an attractive working environment and an emphasis on elements of sustainability and development. At the same time, it is the largest we have worked on so far," says Dušan Kastl, Partner and Executive Director of Contera. "It is confirmed to us that there is great interest in this location. We are also preparing constructions for other clients and the Contera Park Ostrava D1 project is thus being filled very quickly,” adds Kastl.

The first hall will be one of the largest in the country after its completion in July 2022 with a built-up area of ​​approximately 90,000 sqm. Thanks to the five-storey mezzanine, the usable area will be around 140,000 sqm. Sportisimo will serve stores and e-shops in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and even Hungary, Austria and Germany from Contera Park Ostrava D1.

The deal has been negotiated and arranged by Lukas Svobodnik, Senior Associate at Colliers. who commented:. "It was a pleasure to participate in this unique transaction, which has recently been unparalleled on the Czech market. Together we managed to materialize an idea that had seemed unrealistic at first. The emerging distribution centre is the result of close cooperation between top professionals both on the client-side (Sportisimo) and on the supplier side (Contera). They deserve recognition for their approach during the negotiations. I am very happy that I can personally monitor and control the ongoing construction of a new warehouse equipped with modern technologies in Ostrava Hrušov, a place near my residence. The whole construction is growing on a revitalized brownfield breathing a new life into this region. The distribution centre will offer employment to hundreds of workers and this transaction proves that Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region as a whole is currently a very attractive location within the industrial market. The region offers a wide range of industrial areas suitable for production, logistics, distribution or R&D. I cordially invite you to come and see us in Ostrava with your own eyes. "

"I believe that the new investment and layout of the warehouses will ensure the necessary capacity for many years to come and will also improve the customer experience, as we will be faster and will be able to offer a wider range of goods. From a logistical point of view, we will reach the top of technology, which is not fortunate for every Czech company. And hand in hand with this also comes very high-quality conditions for warehouse employees," said Pavel Vajskebr, Co-Owner and CEO of Sportisima. The company should move into the first part of the building in January 2022, the whole hall will be available about half a year later.

Another hall with a size of 40,000 sqm will also be built in Contera Park Ostrava D1, part of which will be occupied by Plzeňský Prazdroj. The third industrial hall and technology centre should also be a part of Contera Park Ostrava D1.