News Article Panattoni Europe Piła Poland Signify warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

Construction work has started on Panattoni Park Piła in Poland’s Wielkopolska province. The 44,000 sqm logistics park is already 90 pct leased – with Signify having taken up 33,500 sqm.

“Modern lighting solutions are of crucial importance for the green changes taking place in the industrial real estate sector. That’s why we are so pleased that Signify will be operating in our park, which will, at the same time, act as a showcase for the company’s many innovations. Panattoni Park Piła will thus function as a stage for modern lighting solutions, which in the years ahead of us will become the standard in many industrial facilities,” says Andrzej Spiesz, Development Director, Panattoni.

Signify’s space will be installed with the Philips Dynalite lighting control system, which features motion sensors and automatic lighting control that reacts to daylight. In addition to this, the lighting data is to be collated and represented in the form of energy consumption and occupancy graphs generated by software specially designed to support the ongoing maintenance of the buildings. Among other innovations, the light fittings will be equipped with technology designed to locate devices on the premises. Each light will be a point that transmits a special code that can be read by a camera in a mobile device. With this system radio antennas can be dispensed with, while it can also be used in order picking processes. In addition to all this, ‘circular lighting’ is to be used throughout the facility. These light fittings have been designed in line with circular economy principles in such a way as to minimise waste and any negative impact on the environment. They also have one of the highest efficiency levels of any comparable product on the market, which translates into reduced maintenance costs. Signify lighting will be used to illuminate both the interior and exterior of the warehouse. The logistics operator will also be able to make use of a fast truck loading system, as well as photovoltaic panels. The green solutions employed will allow the complex to obtain BREEAM certification at the ‘Excellent’ level.

Panattoni Park Piła is being built in a strategic location – at the junction of National Road 10, which runs almost from the capital city itself to the western border beyond Szczecin, and National Road 11, which connects the northwest and the south of the country. The park is situated less than 100 km from two constantly developing markets – Poznań and Bydgoszcz – and 5 km from Piła city centre, with which it has convenient public transport connections. Ultimately, the complex will comprise 44,100 sqm in two buildings, both have which have already been almost fully leased.