Bielsko-Biała – A bestselling location. The largest city of the Podbeskidzie area has vast potential for business due to it being situated on the industrial border of the Silesian and Małopolski regions. With the appearance and growth of industry, the need for class A production and warehouse space has also grown and Panattoni is one of only a few developers that are able to deliver. Up till now, the company has delivered three projects with a combined area of around 134,000 sqm, which have been fully leased out, and the first European brilliant factory for GE Energy Management (45,000 sqm). Now, the developer has announced that it is increasing the stock of warehouse space by a further 96,000 sqm through the development of Panattoni Park Bielsko-Biała IV. The project will comprise three buildings including one to be constructed to the individual specifications of a tenant that supplies technology and components to the automotive industry. The construction of the entire park is to be completed this year and will make an excellent point to serve the key industries of the region including the production of farm equipment and of motor vehicles.
As stated by Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director of Panattoni: “The automotive industry plays a very important role in the strength of the economy of Bielsko-Biała, but the main strength of the city is the pro-investment policy of its authorities. Such an approach means that the largest city of Podbeskidzie has the second-highest number of registered businesses per 1,000 inhabitants throughout the entire region. Over 26,600 businesses operate in Bielsko-Biała and by providing more warehouse and production space, we are supporting this rapid development,” and he adds: “When we entered the city with our first investment project, warehouse stock in Bielsko-Biała was practically non-existent. We are pleased that together with our investment in the region, the market has developed as well as the city itself, which not only means its businesses and its economy, but also its infrastructure and even its recreational and sporting facilities.”
A window onto Central Europe. Bielsko-Biała and its metropolitan area provide the ideal conditions for Central European distribution and trade since it is situated at the crossroads of international routes that lead to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. However, this will not be the only advantage of the developer's investment project. Panattoni Park Bielsko-Biała IV is under construction in the direct vicinity of the S1 expressway, which between Mysłowice and Bielsko-Biała forms part of the international link between Gdańsk and Vienna. Moreover, the road goes on to connect with the A1 motorway and the border with Slovakia at Zwardoń. Panattoni Park Bielsko Biała IV is in a superb location in relation to the Katowice Urban Area as well as to Kraków, which greatly improves access for employers to skilled labour.
Panattoni Park Bielsko-Biała IV is a complex comprising three class A buildings with an eventual area of 96,000 sqm suitable for both warehouse and production purposes. The buildings have been designed with modules that can be freely and flexibly arranged to suit individual tenant requirements. The project in Bielsko-Biała is being constructed in line with the Go Earthwise with Panattoni concept and, as a result, is to be submitted for BREEAM certification at a level of 'Very Good'.