"It is difficult to find a suitable location for suburban logistics. Many municipalities are still reluctant to allow warehouses to be built in their vicinity. There is an effort to implement more multifunctional projects so that they are beneficial for the locality and its inhabitants, "describes Zdenka Klapalová, director of the domestic branch of the consulting company Knight Frank. And that outlines one solution.
For example, the CTP developer has just completed the last of the halls of his CTPark Prague East in Nupaky. In addition to the combination of larger warehouse and production facilities, it includes a new long building with a glazed front part of the façade, which is intended for showrooms, shops or e-shop outlets.
According to CTP, the showroom will be used mainly by car dealers who have been operating in CTPark since last year. Another part of the building with a glass front serves the company Mapo medici focused on the distribution of materials and equipment for healthcare and spa. The tenants of another CTP complex in Ponávka in Brno are, for example, the manufacturer of windows and doors Vekra or the service of BMW and MINI CarTec cars.
In addition to its warehouse in GLP Park in Chrášťany, Alza has also built the largest domestic showroom for its customers. It also has a shop and a dispensary in the area in Zdiby. The Chrášťany distribution center also includes a so-called fast food zone and a disc golf course. Another example is the Bonami furniture and home accessories dispensary in the Prologis Park in Jenč or the Mallu dispensary in the P3 industrial area in Horní Počernice.
"The demand for logistics complexes that offer more than just storage facilities is considerable. It is also worthwhile to integrate the construction into the surrounding environment, offer more greenery and invest in the surrounding infrastructure. It helps in building relations with the affected municipalities and communities, "says Jan Palek, GLP Director for the Czechia and Slovakia.
The investment and development company P3 Logistic Parks, which is building the P3 Ostrava Central commercial and industrial complex in a brownfield near Dolní Vítkovice, is moving in a similar direction. "The former industrial background allows use for light production, at the same time we want to open the park to retail and services. In short, a place where it lives both in terms of business and leisure activities for locals, "attracts P3 rental manager Jan Andrus.