News Article Amazon industrial Lodz logistics Panattoni Europe Poland Sosnowiec warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni Europe commenced the construction of Panattoni Park Sosnowiec II, totalling nearly 80,000 sqm. Panattoni Europe will also build an e-commerce logistics centre totalling in excess of 44,800 sqm for Amazon in Pawlikowice near Łódź, providing permanent jobs to more than 1000 people.

Panattoni Park Sosnowiec II
In February construction works have started for the new site at Panattoni Park Sosnowiec II. Currently ca. 50,000 sqm out of the planned 80,000 sqm is being built with the completion date in autumn this year. Like every other Panattoni project, the new investment will be certified with the BREEAM methodology.
The first tenant of Panattoni Park Sosnowiec II is ROHLIG SUUS Logistics who will take up 18 500 sqm of space. This part of the multi-tenant distribution centre is tailored to the needs of the client. An 8,000-sqm-cross-dock together with a 10,000-sqm warehouse facility is being delivered. The whole property will be equipped with LED lighting, with areas controlled by a dynamically steered system adjusting to the amount of natural light in the space. The office area accounts for 900 sqm and will be suited to 90 workplaces.
Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director Panattoni Europe comments the new investment: „The Upper Silesia region speaks for itself. It attracts investors due to its great location, rich road infrastructure and access to a wide labour force. Panattoni is present here already 11 years, having built a portfolio of properties accounting for ca. 0.5 million sqm of modern industrial space only in Sosnowiec and we plan to double that number in the next 5 years.”
Panattoni Park Sosnowiec II will encompass nearly 80,000 sqm in two buildings. The investment is dedicated to companies from various industries, offers flexible warehouse and office modules. Additionally, the park will provide smaller modules, so-called Small Business Units of the minimal area 1500 sqm. The park is located within the city limits on Wiejska Street right next to the S1 exit and only 6 km away from the A4 motorway part of the E40 European route (Wrocław-Katowice-Kraków) and to A1 motorway part of the European route E75 (Trójmiasto-Toruń-Gliwice). 40 km from the project is the Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport. Located in the heart of Upper Silesia, 15 km from the centre of Sosnowiec and 20 km from Katowice the project ensures excellent public transport connections.
Panattoni’s sixth project for Amazon
To date, the developer has delivered 685,500 sqm to Amazon. After a series of demanding projects on the outskirts of Poznań, Szczecin, Wrocław, Sosnowiec and the Czech Prague, this time Panattoni Europe will build an e-commerce logistics centre for Amazon in Pawlikowice near Łódź. The facility will total 44,810 sqm. The new facility will provide permanent jobs to more than 1000 people. The investment is also intended to enhance the portfolio of products offered by small and mid-sized businesses selling through the company’s website.
"The Lodz Voivodeship has a very well developed infrastructure and grants access to human capital. We are very grateful for the engagement of local and central authorities, who have supported the development of Amazon’s new e-commerce logistics centre in the region,” said Steven Harman, Operational Vice President at Amazon in Europe
The facility’s location is also very important in terms of logistics – right next to the Pawlikowice/Pabianice Południe junction on the S8 expressway, connecting the metropolitan areas of Wrocław, Łódź, Warsaw and Białystok.
Like in the case of previous facilities developed by Panattoni Europe for Amazon, this one too will undergo the BREEAM Interim certification process. The developer and the investor are looking to obtain a Very Good rating. That is why right from breaking ground the investment will be executed in line with environmental requirements including appropriate waste management in the course of construction and the use of a broad range of local plants to integrate the distribution centre with the natural environment. The facility will feature an intelligent building management system (BMS), LED lighting and motion sensors in various zones, enhanced wall and roof insulation, as well as building tightness. It will also feature systems limiting water consumption to the minimum.