GLP begins construction of a new logistics park in Niepołomice, near Kraków – GLP Kraków III Logistics Centre. GLP has purchased nearly 12.4 hectares of land to build the park, which will total 55,000 SQM. Completion is scheduled for Q2 2024.

GLP’s latest project will be located in Niepołomice at ul. Wimmera, in the immediate vicinity of the Kraków Technology Park. Due to the rapid growth in this part of the metropolitan area, the new park is well aligned with GLP’s regional growth plans and complements its existing property portfolio. Once completed, the new facility will bring GLP’s total footprint in the region to 250,000 SQM of advanced warehouse and production space.

GLP Kraków III Logistics Centre will be built in line with the BREEAM “Very Good” or higher certification requirements, to the high standard that all new GLP facilities stand out for. Its features will include a storage height of 12 m, reinforced flooring with a loading capacity of 7.5 t/SQM, additional daylight and a solar-ready rooftop. The project also includes landscaped areas and electric vehicle charging stations, and a dedicated rest area for lorry drivers.

The location of GLP Kraków III Logistics Centre ensures easy access to Motorway A4 and National Road 75. Future employees of the park will also enjoy the convenience of the nearby railway station in Podłęże, which is only 25 minutes away from central Kraków. Nearly two-thirds of space at GLP Kraków III Logistics Centre has been leased by MCG EastBridge, part of the portfolio of Maszoński Logistic, a provider of end-to-end transport and logistics services across the European Union.

Mirosław Maszoński, President of Maszoński Logistic, commented: “MCG EastBridge is another stage in our efforts to build awareness of businesses that make up Maszoński Logistic. We selected Kraków because we believe this market has vast logistics potential, given its access to Motorway A4, which is part of Pan-European Corridor III. The route also connects the port of Calais in France and the eastern borders of Kazakhstan, one of the most significant transit locations in Europe in recent times. The ability to conduct logistics operations from near Kraków is all the more important, given our company’s growth and our plans in neighbouring countries.”

Jarosław Czechowicz, Country Manager at GLP Poland, said: “Our buildings near Kraków attract great interest; the existing buildings are already fully leased, and the high quality of GLP Kraków III Logistics Centre will certainly encourage many businesses to choose our park as their home. This is where excellent location meets above-standard sustainability and energy-saving solutions and everyday comfort for employees.”

Greenberg Traurig provided legal advice on the deal. PwC Poland provided GLP with tax analysis of the land plots acquisition and provided tax assistance in drafting transactional documentation. The lease by Maszoński Logistics was consulted with Axi Immo.