News Article Bucharest logistics MLP Group Romania warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

MLP Group has just launched a project to expand the MLP Bucharest West logistics park. The new building of about 16,000 sqm, being developed on a speculative basis, is scheduled for completion by the year’s end.

In May, work commenced to expand MLP Group’s logistics park near Bucharest. The project is being developed on a speculative basis, which means no pre-leases. The new facility, now under construction at the MLP Bucharest West park, will provide about 16,000 sqm of modern space. The completed space will be delivered for occupancy by this year’s end. In accordance with MLP Group’s standard, all new projects must meet the highest environmental sustainability standards and are to be BREEAM certified. The general contractor for the project is Sagex Construct.

“Bucharest is Romania’s most attractive region and its main industrial hub. Even amid the economic uncertainty, demand for industrial and logistics space remains fairly robust. For this reason, we decided to proceed with the expansion of MLP Bucharest West and deliver an additional 16,000 sqm of GLA on a speculative basis. We want to have ready-made, instantly available space to be able to flexibly respond to business demand. Our focus is on target tenants from the light manufacturing and logistics sectors,” said Olga Melihov, Country Head Romania, MLP Group.

Tenant demand for warehouse space is driven mainly by the trend of nearshoring, continued demand for e-commerce and need to restructure supply chains. Interest in new properties is also propelled by the scarcity of vacant space, which offers room for speculative construction.

MLP Bucharest West is a Class A logistics & industrial park located at the ring road in Bucharest’s northwestern district of Chitila. Developed on an 18.3-hectare plot, it will ultimately provide 99,000 sqm of warehouse and light industrial manufacturing space. As part of phase one, a 22,000 sqm unit was delivered for occupancy in 2021 and is now fully leased up. Phase two was launched in May, designed to deliver about 16,000 sqm of new space by the end of 2023