by Property Forum | Industrial

DHL Express has leased a modern hall with a total area of 3 700 sqm at Brno’s airport. The construction, which should be completed in Q1 2020, will be carried out by Panattoni Europe.


„After important investments into the functioning of the airport operations, we decided to continue in the modernization of the airport area also within air transport and logistics. People often do not realize, everything that is part of the airport complex and how long was this area neglected. There is huge historical debt towards this area and now it is time to repay it and create modern and attractive centrum for travellers, carriers and also for international leaseholders,” commented Milan Kratina, CEO Accolade and Chairman of the Board of Brno Airport a.s.

„As innovators in the field of brownfield transformation into modern industrial premises, we already revitalized all sorts of things in the Czech Republic – trolleybus manufacturing factory, engineering plant and foundry. But military gathering place, oh, we have never done something like this before! We are looking forward to bringing another unused premise back to life and we are going to build a modern industrial building with minimal impact on the environment. Project is designed to meet with certification BREEAM newest standards,” stated Pavel Sovička, Managing Director of Panattoni for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

„We need to keep up with the growing demand for fast delivering. The new zone in Brno is very ideal for us, thanks to its strategic position convenient for South Moravia and Vysočina region. In Brno, we are also introducing a new system with modern grading line and sorting capacity of 4000 unit per hour. New transhipment point will facilitate fast and effective manipulation with containers for ground and air services and location on the airport opens new possibilities in the future,” stated Luděk Drnec Managing Director of DHL Express (Czech Republic).