by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni has launched the construction of 25,000 sqm at Panattoni Park Legnica, out of 90,000 sqm planned. The first facility will accommodate the Polish production site of global e-commerce company Spreadshirt Group. Already in August 2020, the company will be taking up in excess of 11,000 sqm of production and warehouse space at the upcoming facility. The lease was mediated by JLL.

Following the successful completion of several production facilities and a dedicated logistics centre, the developer has embarked on the construction of phase one (25,000 sqm) of Panattoni Park Legnica, planned to total 90,000 sqm. The upcoming facility will be occupied by Spreadshirt Manufacturing Polska – the Polish production site of the global e-commerce company Spreadshirt. All products are printed on demand and shipped across Europe from the Polish site. The business has been operating in Legnica for over 10 years. Due to its development plans and with a view to the optimisation and streamlining of production and logistics, it was decided to replace the original premises with Class A warehouse space.

At Panattoni Park Legnica – the first industrial park of its type in the region – Spreadshirt Manufacturing Polska has leased in excess of 11,000 sqm. The production and warehousing section will occupy more than 10,000 sqm, while office space – close to 1,000 sqm. The company will be moving into the new facility on 1 August 2020. Thanks to the move, Spreadshirt Manufacturing Polska will be able to fulfil 20% more orders than to date.

Panattoni will adapt the leased space to the needs of processes handled by Spreadshirt Manufacturing Polska. Customisation will include: adaptations related to permanent workstations – the manufacturing section will be daylit at 12.% and the number of air changes per hour will be increased – as well as those related to manufacturing processes as such – featuring an adiabatic humidification system, special extraction devices, compressor system, low-pressure gas supply and special water installations.

According to Maciej Madejak, Managing Director at Panattoni Europe, “The presence of Spreadshirt Manufacturing Polska at Panattoni Park Legnica is indicative of the demand in the Legnica market for projects of this type, as well as the potential previously unrecognised by large institutional developers. Legnica provides an alternative to Wrocław, one of the top locations for logistics in Poland. It is about one hour’s drive from the capital of Lower Silesia, and thanks to the A4 motorway, enjoys an excellent road connection with Upper Silesia as well as Germany. It also rivals Wrocław in terms of labour accessibility – the unemployment rate in Legnica is three times higher. This makes it an ideal place for investors to obtain, at a relatively lower price, a product comparable to space in the main markets”.

“Our client has been operating in Legnica for a number of years now. Although various markets were considered in the process of selecting a new location, the decision to stay in Legnica was influenced by factors including the well-resourced local labour market. This aspect is fast becoming a key factor for both tenants and warehouse developers in Poland. In addition, Panattoni Park offers our client a number of benefits. The location's energy-saving potential and other cutting edge solutions offer the possibility of generating additional savings and improving the efficiency of processes. The new warehouse space also means very comfortable working conditions for the Spreadshirt team. This factor is also a key element for all tenants, no matter what industry they operate in”, comments Konrad Lewiński, Senior Consultant at Industrial Agency, JLL.

Panattoni Park Legnica is a modern distribution and production centre, anticipated to total in excess of 90,000 sqm at full build-out, with three buildings and minimum units of 1,600 sqm. There will be two ways to access the complex. The first, from the already existing ul. Spółdzielcza, used for the purposes of the nearby shopping centres. The other access road will be a joint project by Panattoni and the City, running from Rondo Bitwy Legnickiej 1241, situated 1.5 km from the A4. The park lies within city limits, across from Legnica’s existing shopping centre complex, so the employees will be able to use public transport to get to and from work.