Walter Herz experts indicate that despite the record-high amount of space under construction, new supply on the warehouse market in our country does not keep up with the constantly growing demand. The rental volume in the first half of 2021 was three times higher than the amount of space put into use.
The amount of warehouse space under construction is close to the level of lease recorded in the first six months of this year. Only in the second quarter, the pool of warehouse space under construction increased by one third compared to the previous quarter. According to Walter Herz's data, most logistics facilities remain in Upper Silesia, in the Western Poland zone and in Poznań. Over 1.5 million sq m is under construction in these three regions. surface. The scale of the increase in warehouse resources places Poland in second place in Europe, after Germany.
The group of investors active on our market in the warehouse sector is also growing. Recently, the Scandinavian fund NREP started its expansion in Poland, finalizing the purchase of a logistics portfolio with an area of 130 thousand square meters. sq m In turn, the LCube company, after starting the investment in Jasionka near Rzeszów, has recently launched its second warehouse project near Wrocław.
Developers are also building speculatively today, as the demand for warehouses remains at a record high. Recently, facilities in the area of city logistics have been very popular. Nevertheless, all segments of the warehouse market remain on the wave of growth. The largest transactions are concluded by companies from the e-commerce sector, but logistics operators also invariably report high demand. Market observers agree that the demand for warehouses in our country, as in the rest of Europe, will continue to grow. First of all, thanks to the further increase in online sales and the development of e-commerce, as well as the expected expansion of tenants from the production industry - informs Bartłomiej Zagrodnik, managing partner / CEO at Walter Herz
Warsaw remains the largest logistics hub in the country, where demand for warehouse space in 2020 reached 1.2 million sq m, and resources exceed 5 million sq m. The second largest warehouse center is Upper Silesia, with stock reaching almost 4 million sq m. surface. The next position is occupied by the warehouse hub located in the central part of Poland, with approximately 3.3 million sq m of space. surface. Wrocław and Poznań also belong to the group of the largest logistics centers.
The potential of the main warehouse markets in our country is constantly growing, but smaller centers are also experiencing intensive growth. Tricity, Szczecin and a logistics center in Western Poland will join the centers offering over 1 million sq m. of warehouse space after the completion of the construction projects currently underway.
The boom in the warehouse sector is visible all over Poland. In Lower Silesia, on an area of 20 ha, Panattoni has started the construction of the Panattoni Park Głogów investment, which will provide a total of 111,000 sq m. sq m surface. The first of the two planned buildings will house 78 thousand. sq m surface. The developer is also starting the implementation of another project in this region - Panattoni Park Bolesławiec, which will bring 50,000 sq m. sq m warehouses. Another stage of the construction of Panattoni's largest investment in Lower Silesia has started - Wrocław Campus 39 in Wierzbice near Wrocław, which will offer a total of 150,000 sq m. sq m surface.
GLP is building the Wrocław V Logistics Center, the largest warehouse project currently under construction in the Wrocław agglomeration. On 50 ha of land, five buildings with an area of approximately 240,000 sq m are to be erected. sq m The construction of a facility with an area of 41 thousand square meters has already started in Magnice near Wrocław. sq m
Hillwood Polska is also building in Lower Silesia. Nearly 90,000 jobs will be built in Syców. sq m warehouses, the first building will bring over 44 thousand. sq m surface.
Mountpark Logistics has also started construction. The first phase of the investment will provide 35 thousand sq m. sq m of space, and the entire warehouse and logistics complex Mountpark Wrocław will offer 140 thousand. sq m warehouses.
In Gorzów Wielkopolski, a 12 ha plot for a modern logistics and distribution center MLP Gorzów Wielkopolski with a lease area of 52 thousand. sq m on the other hand, was purchased by MLP Group. Accolade also invested in the expansion of warehouses in this city, acquiring further investment areas on which industrial warehouses with an area of almost 100,000 sq m are to be erected. sq m
At the western border, by the national road No. 24, the Hillwood Rokitno logistics center with an area of 112 thousand square meters is being built. sq m The company is also currently implementing an investment Hillwood Bydgoszcz of a similar size. And in the Lubuskie Voivodeship, in Świebodzin, its tenth logistics center in Poland with an area of 193 thousand. sq m Amazon recently opened.
There will also be new warehouse facilities in Szczecin. Accolade has acquired two industrial properties there. Modern warehouse spaces with a total area of 73 thousand square meters will be built on the land. sq m The currently implemented stage of the project at Kniewska Street in Szczecin will include 31,000 sq m. sq m surface. In Goleniów, Panattoni Park Goleniów is under construction with a target area of 54,000 sq m. sq m, of which nearly 20,000 sq m has been built so far. sq m
Pruszcz Logistics is preparing an investment in Będzieszyn, which will bring about 50 thousand. sq m As part of the project, apart from the warehouse hall, an office building will also be built.
GLP, in turn, plans to implement the next stage of the Pomeranian Logistics Center in Gdańsk. Another 39,000 sq m is to be built in the vicinity of the DCT Gdansk container terminal. sq m warehouse and production space.
Near Poznań, MLP Group is expanding the MLP Poznań West project. Another 43,000 sq m will be built in the complex in Dąbrówka. sq m warehouses. P3 will build a dedicated building with an area of 82.5 thousand square meters in P3 Poznań park for Westwing. sq m with the possibility of extension by an additional 27 thousand. sq m In addition, Panattoni Park Poznań East Gate with an area of 45,000 sqm will be built on a plot of 10 hectares in the Swarzędz commune near Poznań. sq m
Good Point, a Real Management brand, is also planning the construction of warehouses and technology parks on land near Warsaw in the municipalities of Góra Kalwaria and Karczew.
In Stryków in the province. in Łódź, in the vicinity of the junction connecting the A1 and A2 motorways, Mountpark Logistics is also preparing a warehouse and logistics center with an area of 245,000 sqm for construction. sq m
The largest warehouse investment in Upper Silesia is GLP Lędziny Logistics Center, where 111,000 sq m is planned to be delivered. sq m surface.
In Gliwice, MDC2 has purchased a plot of 13.4 ha for a warehouse and logistics facility. The MDC2 Park Gliwice complex is to consist of three buildings with 52,000 sq m of space. sq m warehouse space.
In addition, European Logistics Investment has started the construction of a second warehouse building in Silesia. The implementation of the Park Tychy II investment is to bring 43 thousand sq m. sq m surface. In Międzyrzecze, a specialized warehouse with an area of about 20 thousand. sq m 7R will also build for the Aluprof production company.
Chain brands are also investing in logistics. Jeronimo Martins is already implementing the seventeenth distribution center for Biedronka in our country. A complex of warehouse and logistics halls with an area of 54 thousand. sq m on a nine-hectare plot, it will be built in Stawiguda near Olsztyn. The new distribution center with an area of over 43 thousand. sq m The Aldi chain, which is planning to open 40 stores in Poland, will also be located near Bydgoszcz.
Recently, the Lublin voivode also issued a building permit for the largest logistics park in Europe. In Małaszewicze, on the basis of the current dry port, which, after expansion, will quadruple its capacity, a modern cargo transshipment hub between Asia and Europe is to be built. The construction of the logistics park, which will occupy a key place on the New Silk Road route, is planned to start in 2022, and its implementation will take five to six years. The investment will cost over PLN 3 billion. Half of the funds are to come from the state budget.