P3 Logistic Parks, leading investor-developer and long-term owner of logistic real estate in Europe, has found its first tenant for its commercial and industrial park P3 Ostrava Central. Linde Material Handling will rent 2,200 m² on the brownfield site located in the immediate vicinity of the Lower Vítkovice area. P3 just started the construction work of the park, currently focusing on three halls and a first connection to the road infrastructure.
The new branch of Linde Material Handling will provide a wide range of services. In addition to the sale of new trucks, intralogistics solutions, robotic trucks and automation, there will be a wide portfolio of handling equipment for short-term rental, such as front forklifts, reach trucks, very narrow aisle trucks, but also work platforms for construction and assembly work. The interior of the 2,200 m² branch will include a modern service center. There will also be an outdoor paved area of almost 2,000 m², which will serve as a parking and exhibition space for handling equipment, including charging stations for electric cars. Linde Material Handling Czech Republic is scheduled to move in early August this year.
"We wanted modern, tailor-made premises that will allow us to further expand our services in northern Moravia. We were looking for a location where we would see and be easily accessible to our customers, who not only use handling technology, but are interested in new trends in intralogistics, robotics and automation of their operations. We are also pleased to be able to offer our employees a modern working environment with excellent transport accessibility both by car and public transport," said Pavel Osička, Sales Director and Procurator at Linde Material Handling Czech Republic.
"Future tenants are more interested in sustainability today than ever before. The same was the case with Linde Material Handling, which appreciates the use of the revitalized brownfield at P3 Ostrava Central, and the fact that the building will be built with BREEAM Excellent certification,” said Michal Barthell of Space Brokers, which advised P3 on the transaction.
This first leasing comes as construction of the new park in Ostrava gets underway. P3 obtained a building permit at the end of last year and is now building the first three halls of the site. This includes the 2,200 m² hall, which will be occupied by Linde Material Handling, as well as a hall of 28,000 m² and a unique free-standing hall with a size of 1,200 m².
"Smaller buildings are especially suitable for retail, where you can perfectly combine facilities for warehouse and showroom or business premises. The larger hall is then primarily intended for warehousing, logistics and light production," explained Aleš Zacha, Head of Development for P3 in the Czech Republic.
The warehouse park in Ostrava comprises a total of 44 hectares and will have 16 high standard buildings of 160,000 m² of buildup area. The site is bordered by the Místecká, Rudná roads, the Ostravice river and the Lower Vitkovice complex.
"We are giving a new impetus to a location that has been a party of interest for years, and yet it is in the wider city center. We meaningfully fill the empty space on the map with opportunities for work and business development. In addition, we will make the entire site accessible to the public after the completion,” describes Tomáš Míček, Managing Director P3 Logistic Parks in the Czech Republic.
"The park will offer facilities for city logistics, e-commerce, showrooms, dispensaries, as well as light manufacturing, research centers and offices. There will be units from 1,200 m2 up to 30,000 m2 for rent and it will be possible to flexibly influence their shape,“ adds Aleš Zacha.
The transformation of the former raw material landfill into a modern commercial and industrial district will be carried out by the developer according to the design of architect David Kotek from Projektstudio, who supplemented the missing urban structure in connection with the surrounding buildings. The park retains some of its original industrial footprints, while complementing the greenery. The completion of the entire project is estimated at the beginning of the second decade.