GLP ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
24th September 2020
94,000 SQ M BROWNFIELD REVITALISATION PROJECT IS THE FIRST IN CZECH REPUBLIC UNDER THE GLP BRAND
24 September 2020 – GLP, a leading investor and developer of logistics warehouses and distribution parks, today announces the development of a 94,000 SQ M build-to-suit logistics and production park in Ostrava. The development comprises four units in total – two of 29,000 SQ M and two of 18,000 SQ M.
The build-to-suit warehouses will be designed to maximise storage space with a clear height of up to 17.4 metres. The units will also feature roof-net sprinkler systems, additional skylights in the loading zone to enhance the natural lighting, a smart meter system, 108 electric dock doors (one per 850 SQ M), 12 electric drive-in doors (one per 5,000 SQ M), as well as extensive parking areas.
The development is located in Ostrava, in close proximity to the D1 highway which connects the Czech Republic’s two largest cities, Prague and Brno, with Poland. Terminal Ostrava is also nearby, enabling access to Šenov and the international railway network. Ostrava is an ideal location for the development since it offers convenient access to a large labour pool and can be reached via the city‘s public transport network, with the main Ostrava train station location approximately two kilometres from the site.
GLP has many years of global and local experience in the development of brownfield sites and will carry out extensive revitalisation and decontamination works prior to the development on the Ostrava site, which was previously a chemical plant.
Jan Palek, Country Manager, Czech Republic and Slovakia, GLP, said: “In developing this new logistics centre we are extremely pleased to be able to restore previously unusable land and make it safe for occupation benefitting our customers, potential customers and the people of Ostrava. The project illustrates our growth ambitions in the Czech Republic as we progress with our extensive development program in Central and Eastern Europe. We are confident that this development will be in high-demand due to its excellent transport links and high-quality specifications. On top of this, customers will benefit from a completely tailored design adapted to their specific logistics needs, given the flexibility offered through the design and building height.”