by Property Forum | Industrial

In Świdnik, near Lublin, a cross-docking terminal of around 5,165 sqm was constructed and has now completed its BREEAM certification with a rating of ‘Very Good’. The centre is partially powered with electricity from renewable energy sources and with the application of sustainable solutions CO2 emissions have been reduced by around 30 pct and water usage has been cut by 67 pct. Almost PLN 50 mln has been invested in the project.


The developer delivered a 5,165 sqm cross-docking terminal with 45 loading bays and 665 sqm of office and social space. The centre, which DB Schenker is to use to service its clients from the Lublin area, has been equipped with numerous sustainable solutions and passed its BREEAM certification with a rating of 'Very Good'.

Emilia Dębowska, the Sustainability Manager of Panattoni comments: “The developments we undertake for DB Schenker are a superb test of what we can do to deliver an ecologically friendly centre constructed in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. Once again we have shown by obtaining a certificate for the centre in Świdnik that our developments go beyond the standards of the here and now” and goes on to say, “For two of the categories the development received a rating higher than 'Very Good' and for us, we take this as a sign for our future developments, The first centre to be awarded a rating of 'Excellent' are already appearing in Panattoni's portfolio and last year in Cheb in the Czech Republic, we completed our first-ever development to be awarded with 'Outstanding'."

The construction of the cross-docking terminal in Świdnik is already the third green development that Panattoni has undertaken for DB Schenker. In January this year, the developer delivered a centre in Rzeszów with solar heaters, a greywater system, and a heating ventilation system that can recover 90 pct of the heat exhausted. The building also received an Accreditation of Innovation from the Rzeszów Agency of Regional Development. The first green project jointly undertaken by the developer and the logistics operator was a centre in Nowa Wieś Wrocławska, which Panattoni delivered at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019. The sustainable solutions used there allowed energy use to be halved and CO2 emissions to be lowered by 230 tons in comparison to a more traditional centre.