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Friday, 20 October 2017
Goodman has begun construction of a modern warehouse of over 32,000 sqm for BMW Group in Świecko, Poland. The facility will be a logistics centre for replacement parts to serve the Polish and East-German market. It will be Goodman’s first development for BMW Group in Poland, and its fourth project for the automotive giant in Continental Europe.
BMW Group will relocate and expand its spare parts business to Świecko, a strategic location from which to access the Polish and East-German market. The new, expanded facility is located six km from the Polish-German border and only 110 km from Berlin, where the BMW Group production plant is located. BMW Group is scheduled to take occupancy in Q2 2018.
The warehouse answers to the needs of a modern automotive logistics facility: it will be built in compliance with FM Global fire protection standards, feature LED lighting in both the office and warehouse space, offer hazardous goods and heavily secured storage as well as ample canopy space.
“The warehouse we are building in Świecko is a direct continuation of the cooperation we have with BMW Group in Germany, where we have delivered two logistics centres for BMW Group in the past two years,” states Maciej Madejak, Head of Business Development Poland from Goodman. “This new deal confirms the trust they have in our ability to deliver what we promise, from securing a strategic location close to their customers, to delivering a high quality facility on time.”
JLL experts advised on the lease transaction. The development also received support from the Kostrzyn-Slubice special economic Zone (K-S SSE), which offered a prime real estate location for the facility. K-S SSE CEO Krzysztof Kielec stated: “We are proud that a renowned global automotive player such as BMW Group has decided to locate its new plant to the K-S SSE and we are proud to have played a role in making this investment happen. We lend support to investors by offering them advisory services, public aid, investment real estate with access to infrastructure and by facilitating their contacts with local authorities and in other aspects that exert an influence on the investment process in K-S SSE.”
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