News Article brownfield Czech Republic investment Kladno Logport revitalisation
by Property Forum | Industrial

Czech logistics developer Logport Development has launched a new project in Prague's Jinočany area, at the former Poldi Kladno smelters, one of the largest brownfield sites in the Czech Republic.

Logport Kladno Poldi is a pioneering project in the area and builds on the lost glory of the former Poldi Kladno smelters. In the first phase, the developer will revitalise a brownfield site with a total area of 15,000 sqm. It will subsequently develop 6,000 sqm of space, of which 1,000 sqm will be offices created by completely renovating an existing building on the site. The remaining space will be used for light manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2024.

"The revitalisation of the former Poldi Kladno site is a key objective for the future of all industrial development in the Czech Republic. Brownfields of this type are exactly where industrial development belongs. At Logport, we are very appreciative of the fact that we are the first to launch the revitalisation of one of the largest brownfields in the country, namely Poldovka in Kladno. We believe that other brave developers will join us and together we will be able to restore and revive other similar places. We also plan to use elements of our Logport Ecosystem in this project, especially alternative energy sources. This will include solar panels, rainwater harvesting and now also the use of excess heat from the neighbouring heating plant," said David Vais, Director of Logport Development.

David Vais

David Vais

Logport Development

David is the founder of Logport Development s.r.o., where he also acts as Managing Director. Logport's aim is to develop key urban infrastructure through commercial zones focused on distribution, manufacturing, retail, and services. These commercial zones are mainly situated on brownfields, and the technical standard is focused on the use of renewable energy. David began gaining experience in 2013 when he held the role of Industrial Property Consultant at Cushman & Wakefield. In 2014, he joined CTP, the largest commercial real estate developer in Central and Eastern Europe, as Sales Manager. Within CTP, he was responsible for portfolio growth in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. After 4 years, David advanced to the position of Head of Industrial Real Estate at the international consultancy company JLL. In 2018, he founded Logport Development s.r.o., where he has been active since the beginning of 2020. More »