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by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni Europe has completed the construction of a large-scale logistics centre for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego. The 79,000-square-metre BTS facility with its own railway siding was delivered in Łódź, at the largest distribution complex in Poland, Central European Logistics Hub.

The entire facility was delivered in the BTS formula. The warehouse takes up as much as 77,000 sqm, with 1,700 sqm allocated to social and office space – and a section of the facade was given an original appearance reminiscent of the strong industrial roots of the city. The project has two railway sidings with three stop tracks – two outside and one inside the building. For the purposes of the latter, Panattoni Europe built a railway station inside the building, with a 590-metre platform running the entire length of the building. The presence of railway sidings provides BSH with access to the most environment-friendly mode of transport, using railways. They will be used in the logistics of production earmarked for exports. Moreover, the building features a special ramp system, LED lighting, as well as additional skylights and facade windows, to maximise access to natural light.

The new BSH Logistics Centre will be the heart of the company’s distribution system in Poland, serving both the domestic and international supply chains. The facility will also process the supplies of components for production to be used in BSH factories in Poland and abroad. Thanks to the new investment, the BSH logistics system will be consolidated, unlocking new, greater potential for further growth.

The facility for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego was built as part of the Central European Logistics Hub. It is now made up of three buildings, totalling 175,000 sqm, but in the future Poland’s largest logistics complex by Panattoni Europe will be able to accommodate as much as 300,000 sqm of modern warehouse space. The hub is situated at ul. Jędrzejowska, right next to the A1 – the only Polish motorway running north-south. It is just 30 km away from the Łódź Północ junction, where the A1 and A2 motorways intersect.