The roof progress means construction of the 16,500 square meter building is on track for completion in early 2019. The park has the development potential for three facilities totaling 93,000 square meters.
The fast-growing region of Łódź is currently deemed one of the most desirable logistics locations in Central and Eastern Europe. The theme of the ceremony was “Ready-made Script for Success”, which through video and film elements emphasized the potential that the park, situated in the heart of Poland, holds for customers who locate there. The main topic at the event – attended by Łódź Mayor Hanna Zdanowska, local authority representatives, Prologis customers and business partners, and the media – was the Łódź region’s role in Poland’s logistics system.
“Thank you very much for the confidence you have placed in our city by deciding to start investing in Łódź. I believe that plenty more years of intense development of this sector in Łódź and the region lie ahead of us,” said Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of the City of Łódź, in her speech. “For the people of Łódź it is a very important sign that the city is developing dynamically and is an attractive place from which to run any business.”
“Over the last few years, Central Poland has significantly strengthened its position across the wider European logistics map. Our new investment in Łódź is located within the boundaries of one of the most prosperous cities in the country, thanks to which it can operate as a desirable Last TouchTM-type facility in the e-commerce sector, enabling fast delivery of goods to consumers,” said Paweł Sapek, senior vice president, country manager, Prologis Poland. “We believe that Prologis Park Łódź’s location at the crossroads of European transport corridors and its cutting-edge solutions will make it a ready-made solution for the success of our customers.”
Prologis Park Łódź is the first in Poland where the facilities will be designed and developed using 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology. Customers at the park will also receive 24-hour security and maintenance services, as well as a dedicated team of Prologis property managers. It is yet another Prologis park that will benefit from the use of advanced technologies such as smart metering and the Singu FM platform, which, among other features, will enable the estimation of energy consumption, helping cost control and making operations more efficient within the building and the park. Like all new Prologis buildings in Central and Eastern Europe, the park will be submitted for BREEAM accreditation.
Located within the administrative boundaries of the city – in the Widzew-Olechów district – Prologis Park Łódź is among the best-connected logistics parks in Poland. The investment is located around the geographical center of Poland, 12 kilometers to the West from the center of Łódź, 3 kilometers away from the A1 motorway (which connects Katowice and Gdańsk) and 21 kilometers away from the Stryków node – the intersection of the A1 and A2 motorways that plays the role of European transport corridors. There are public transport stops and a railway siding near the park.
Prologis Park Łódź will complement the Prologis portfolio of logistics real estate in Central Poland, which includes investments in Stryków and Piotrków Trybunalski totaling 262,000 square meters.
With its active engagement in four CEE countries and an operating portfolio totaling 4.5 million square meters, Prologis is the leading provider of distribution facilities in CEE (as of June 30, 2018).