In the vicinity of Prague, the vacancy rate of industrial and logistics real estate is around one percent. This situation restricts the development of companies in the region, thereby hampering their economic growth. The offer on the market will soon be helped by a part of the Poldi Kladno brownfield, where a completely new industrial area will be created. This is one of the few places in the Central Bohemia region where it is possible to build production and logistics operations with a direct connection to the existing infrastructure. The new industrial complex will revive the history of the site of the former Poldi ironworks, which employed up to 4,000 people in their heyday and became famous for supplying steel to the Czechoslovak army already during the first republic or for the production of titanium alloys used for the production of aerobatic aircraft.
"The Poldi ironworks in Klagenfurt have been a European concept in the field of industry since the end of the 19th century, and the entire complex has long been one of the most important economic drivers of the country. However, after the economic transformation, it has largely become an unused brownfield, which also creates a burden on the environment. Now is finally the time to start the decontamination of the area and then build an environmentally friendly industrial area that will bring space for the growth of companies and the overall economic recovery of the region, based on the industrial history of Kladno," says Pavel Sovička, CEO of Panattoni for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The contribution to the region is an important aspect for the second player of the Panattoni-RSJ tandem. "We take the investment in the site of the former steel mills as a deposit for overall reclamation, which will fundamentally enrich the whole of Kladno," explains Lukáš Musil, a member of the board of directors of the RSJ investment group, adding: "This is our second project in this location and I believe it will not be the last. In general, Kladno has ideal conditions for further development, which is also why we are considering the possibility of residential construction in the city."
The RSJ investment group, which has been established in the field of income real estate and real estate development for many years, has previously made no secret of the fact that it will continue to strengthen logistics and that it intends to invest another 100 million euros in the construction of new campuses. This is the umpteenth project in the field of logistics for the group. Together with Panattoni, he is building a park in Jirkov near Chomutov, where halls are already under construction.
After the demolition and rehabilitation of the area, the company Panattoni plans to build a modern industrial park here on the land of the investment group RSJ, which will consist of two halls with total dimensions of 55,500 and 33,000 square meters. The construction of the new hall will, as is customary at Panattoni and RSJ, meet the strictest ecological demands and requirements. Both halls will aim for an "Excellent" rating as part of the BREEAM New Construction environmental certification and will stand out with advanced technologies that will primarily help to increase environmental friendliness. The location is suitable for modern manufacturing operations, which will be a major attraction for companies with high added value. The project has already been issued with a zoning decision, and after the remediation of the area is completed, construction could begin in the course of next year.
The location also plays an important role in terms of transport infrastructure - the important D7, D6 and D5 motorways are located nearby. The Kladno-Švermov railway station, which is located a few minutes' walk from the future site, as well as the Václav Havel Airport, cannot be overlooked. A great promise for the future is the possible connection of Prague, the airport and Kladno using the planned expressway. "Panattoni Business Park Kladno will literally be a dream for tenants in terms of location. The connection to the transport infrastructure here is really excellent - the connection with Germany and Western Europe is ensured here by several main transport routes, which will make logistics more efficient for practically every one of our clients," adds Pavel Sovička.