Goodman Group has delivered two additional units totalling 38,700 sqm at the Pomeranian Logistics Centre (PLC) located near the Gdańsk Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT). The centre’s total space has increased to 53,000 sqm, including 7,700 sqm of warehouse space available for immediate lease.
“Thanks to growing customer interest, we are continuing with the expansion of the Pomeranian Logistics Centre, which is one of our flagship investment projects in Poland. This is a perfect place for logistics firms and distributors because of its close proximity to the container terminal in Gdańsk as well as access to well-developed road infrastructure, both of which facilitate easy access to numerous markets,” said Błażej Ciesielczak, Goodman Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe.
The first of the new facilities in the Pomeranian Logistics Centre is a 24,900 sqm warehouse fully leased by Eurocash, the FMCG distributor. Customers at the second facility, comprising 13,800 sqm of warehousing space and built on a speculative basis, are logistics operators Poland Services Transport-Logistyka and Univeg Logistics Poland. They are leasing 3,500 sqm and 2,600 sqm, respectively. An additional 7,700 sqm of warehouse space is available for immediate lease.
“The dynamic growth of the DCT Gdańsk is having a positive impact on the attractiveness of the logistics market in the Tri-City area. More and more companies are deciding to locate their operations in Gdańsk and the expansion of the Pomeranian Logistics Centre shows that Goodman’s investment is the right choice for them,” says Tomasz Mika, Head of Industrial Department Poland at JLL.
Customers that have leased logistics space at the Pomeranian Logistics Centre also include logistics operators Kuehne + Nagel and Terramar, forwarding company NTA, and NRF Poland, a producer of coolers and air conditioning components.
The Pomeranian Logistics Centre in Gdańsk is Goodman’s premier development project in Poland and is owned by the Goodman European Partnership, Goodman’s flagship real estate investment vehicle. Goodman has the opportunity to develop up to 500,000 sqm of flexible logistics warehousing and production facilities with integrated office space. On completion, the total value of the project is estimated to exceed €300 million.
Among the main advantages of the Pomeranian Logistics Centre is its proximity to the Gdańsk Deepwater Container Terminal, which has become an important regional port as a result of its ability to receive some of the world’s largest ships. After the completion of the second quay, which is expected in 2016, Gdańsk Deepwater Container Terminal will double its handling capacity to reach three million TEU annually.
The Pomeranian Logistics Centre’s location provides a unique opportunity for port-centric logistics, allowing customers to combine their logistics and production activities with the services offered by the largest deepwater container terminal in the Baltic Sea. Being in the direct vicinity of the Gdańsk Deepwater Container Terminal also brings financial benefits to customers, including reduced re-loading, storage and transport costs. Other considerations include the possibility of establishing a duty-free zone and a special economic zone.
Goodman’s Pomeranian Logistics Centre also enjoys excellent road access. The Sucharski Route and Gdańsk’s southern ring road connect the centre with the A1 motorway to southern Poland and S7 expressway to Warsaw and S6 to Szczecin, which continues further to Germany. It is also located just 23 km from the Lech Wałęsa Airport in Gdańsk, Poland’s third largest airport, serving both domestic and international flights.