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by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni is again investing in Lower Silesia. The developer has purchased 39 ha in Wrocław where it is to build Wrocław Campus 39, a massive industrial and logistics complex of almost 200,000 sqm. The project, which is to have direct access to the A4 motorway and the S8 expressway, is being constructed close to the buildings of Amazon and LG Chem Wrocław Energy. It will be the ideal location for e-commerce companies as well as firms in the electric vehicle sector. Work is to start in Q1 of this year.

The total stock of warehouse and industrial space in Lower Silesia currently stands at around 2.5 mln sqm, of which over 1 mln sqm was built by Panattoni. Wrocław Campus 39 will increase this total by almost a fifth with an area of 200,000 sqm. The project is to comprise five buildings intended to serve both warehousing and light industrial purposes, while around 14,000 sqm is to be office space. Just like every new development by Panattoni, the buildings are to be certified under BREEAM with an intended rating of 'Very Good'. Because the centre is located so close to Amazon's warehouse as well as to the largest factory in Europe of lithium-ion vehicle batteries, operated by Korean conglomerate LG (LG Chem Wrocław Energy), Campus 39 will be ideally situated for companies operating in the e-commerce and electric vehicle sectors.

Every year Lower Silesia strengthens its position as one of the main areas for warehousing in Poland and as one of the most important centres for distributing goods to the CEE region and a growing number of investors are looking to locate their businesses here. This is because of the area's well-developed road network, its growing economy and its access to labour (the Wrocław region has a population of 2.9 mln while Wrocław itself has 650,000 people) and also how close it is to the German and Czech borders. “For these reasons, Wrocław has become one of the cities that is benefiting the most from current trends in European supply chains and logistics. The most important of these trends are the rapid development of e-commerce, the consolidation of supply chains and light production as well as their relocation from Western Europe to Central Europe, and the growth in the purchasing power of Polish people,” explains Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director, Panattoni.

Wrocław Campus 39 is also to be well connected to the rest of Poland as well as to other European countries. The A4 motorway, which connects Berlin, Wrocław and Upper Silesia with Kraków ensures that transport to and from the park is quick with the nearest junction being just 5 minutes away. It takes just 1.5 hours to drive to Katowice and 2 hours to reach Kraków. Warsaw is only a 3-hour drive away via the S8 (Warsaw – Łódź – Wrocław – Prague) with the junction being just 7 minutes away. Moreover, the S8 also connects with the A1 and A2 motorways, which significantly improves transport from the city. The city's international airport is just 15 minutes away from the location of Panattoni's planned development.