News Article Bratislava industrial lease logistics Slovakia VGP
by Property Forum | Industrial

VGP has secured a major tenant for the first phase of its VGP Park Bratislava project. The just-completed Hall "A" has been leased by Dirks Consumer Slovakia, a logistics company focused on online sales of pet food and supplies.

VGP has handed over newly completed premises in the first phase of VGP Park Bratislava to the logistics company Dirks Consumer Slovakia. The company has leased the entirety of Hall A with a total area of 43,320 sqm. It will be used as a warehouse and distribution point for their client, an online pet food and supplies vendor. A large part of European markets will be served from there. The new hall was built at the BREEAM Very Good green certification level.

“This is a relatively unique hall with a clear height of 12 meters. For this reason, a mezzanine space of 1,400 sqm could have been created here. It is located on a special concrete platform and will serve as an office and set-up space. Dirks had a number of challenging requirements which we were happy to accommodate. Among others, these included a significant energy requirement of up to 1.4 megawatts. It’s a part of our corporate philosophy that we are particular about sustainability and about being able to satisfy the wishes of individual clients, and therefore we intend to work out as much as one-third of this consumption in the form of photovoltaic panels on the roof,” comments Naďa Kováčiková, VGP’s Sales Director for Slovakia, adding: “Our company is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025. We aim to produce green energy at our projects, which, in the case of Dirks, is demonstrated by the preparation to instal photovoltaics that will provide up to 500 kW.” Additional specific requirements related to the overall outfitting of the hall, include, among other things, conveyor technology, a packaging station, racking, as well as IT installations and related hardware.

Seven halls are gradually being built to make up VGP Park Bratislava I. Together, they will offer more than 250,000 sqm of lettable area. At the same time, an expansion known as VGP Park Bratislava II is also in preparation with 5 more halls, which will provide a total 150,000 sqm to let. When fully completed, VGP Park Bratislava will become one of the largest projects in VGP’s portfolio. The park is being developed in a strategic location with ideal transport accessibility near the international airport, where all infrastructure is available.