by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni Europe is to build a distribution and online store service centre for SMYK. The facility, which will feature 70,000 sqm at full build-out, will be erected at the Panattoni Central European Logistics Hub in Łódź. The investment will be launched in early January and will proceed in a number of phases. The first 26,000 sqm is scheduled for commissioning in June 2018. The lease transaction was mediated by JLL.Panattoni Europe is to build a distribution and online store service centre for SMYK. The facility, which will feature 70,000 sqm at full build-out, will be erected at the Panattoni Central European Logistics Hub in Łódź. The investment will be launched in early January and will proceed in a number of phases. The first 26,000 sqm is scheduled for commissioning in June 2018. The lease transaction was mediated by JLL.


The facility, which will feature 70,000 sqm at full build-out, will be developed in several phases. Phase one provides for 26,000 sqm ─ with the warehousing section accounting for more than 96 per cent of the entire space (warehouse: 25,000 sqm, offices: 1,000 sqm). Due to the option for putting in a mezzanine, the warehouse will feature locally reinforced floor with loading capacity up to 7 T/sqm, as well as enhanced daylighting. The beginning of construction works on phase one is scheduled for early January and completion is anticipated in June 2018, with early access in May.
 
“The dynamic growth in online sales pushed forward our decision to go ahead with the new logistics centre to service this channel. By nearly tripling our current space we will be able to increase the number of customers and orders processed, and also to expand our product range and improve its availability. In our decision-making process, we took into account the facility’s growth potential, its location, distance from courier hubs and the central warehouse. Other factors which figured strongly were the location within the Łódź city limits and the existing transport connections” – says Michał Janikowski, Supply Chain Director at Smyk Group.
 
The facility for SMYK will be built as part of the Panattoni Central European Hub – the largest logistics complex in Poland delivered by the developer, were a warehouse already exists for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego with nearly 80,000 sqm. The hub is situated at ul. Jędrzejowska, right next to the A1 motorway. The hub is 30 km away from the Łódź Północ junction, where the A1 and A2 motorways intersect.