News Article BREEAM CEE Certification Czech Republic green certification
by Property Forum | Industrial

Urbanity Campus Tachov, located west of Plzeň, became the first industrial complex in the Czech Republic to receive an international BREEAM Communities certification. It has now completed the three-year certification process with the final rating of “Excellent”. The construction of the second phase of the project is now launching, which will offer 55,000 sqm of leasable space.

The comprehensive BREEAM Communities certificate monitors a wide range of aspects of the evaluated projects, emphasising social, economic, and environmental issues. The Tachov campus achieved the absolute highest mark at all in the “social wellness” criterion, which reflects the fact that the production complex includes shops, services, and a children’s group, which was founded in cooperation with city hall and the Freedom Life association and significantly supported the lack of pre-school education in the region. “The opening of the children’s group was part of the socially responsible strategy of the entire project. This leads to ensuring even greater comfort for permanent and part-time employees and at the same time helps the town of Tachov to increase the insufficient capacity of preschool education,” explained Markéta Šimáčková, the Operations and Sales Director of the Urbanity real estate group.

“We are an investor who has a permanent vision in all our locations. We want to be a considerate and reliable partner to the community and the prestigious certification we have earned shows us that we are moving in the right direction. Our campuses are an integral part of cities, whose prosperity is also in our interest. That’s why we create a pleasant, attractive, and socially vibrant environment that motivates young people to stay in traditional regions,” added Roland Hofman, co-founder of Urbanity Group.

As part of the second phase of the construction, for which Urbanity Group has already obtained a building permit, an additional 55,000 sqm of leasable production space will be created. Units from 3000 to 18,200 sqm will be available. At the same time, a comprehensive revitalisation of a multifunctional building will be launched, including deluxe civic amenities, including hotel-type accommodation, provided to campus users and the local community. Negotiations are currently being conducted with potential long-term tenants and operators.