Amazon leases its fourth warehouse in the Czech Republic from Panattoni

The hall at Panattoni Park Chomutov North is the fourth project in a row that Amazon has taken over from Panattoni in the Czech Republic. The entire Panattoni Park Chomutov North project stands out for its extensive investment in supporting biodiversity in the wider area of the industrial zone. The hall itself also boasts environmental friendliness, which is confirmed by its aspiration for an "Excellent" rating under BREEAM New Construction certification.

Panattoni has built a new production facility for Amazon near Chomutov, which will be used for automated T-shirt printing and custom production of accessories under the "Amazon Merch on Demand" program for the Czech and foreign markets. The size of Amazon's operation in Hall A is almost 15,000 sqm. In the Czech Republic, Amazon already operates distribution centers in Dobrovíz near Prague and in Kojetin in the Přerov region. This is the fourth building that Amazon has taken over from Panattoni in the Czech Republic in the last ten years.

"Panattoni has been a long-term and reliable partner for us in the construction of new logistics parks. Thanks to their extensive expertise, we can provide our employees with modern and safe workplaces of appropriate quality. This also applies to the new hall near Chomutov, and we very much appreciate our cooperation so far," says Michal Šmíd, Amazon's General Manager for the Czech Republic.

"We are both very pleased and committed to Amazon, for whom Panattoni has been building industrial properties around the world since 1999. The leasable area for Amazon in the Czech Republic has grown to almost 355,000 sq m after the completion of the building in Panattoni Park Chomutov North. The common feature of all halls for Amazon is the emphasis on sustainability, minimal energy requirements, and excellent facilities for employees, as evidenced by the high target values of BREEAM New Construction certification," says Jiří Zita, Sales Director, Panattoni.

The first tenant to take over its production space at Panattoni Park Chomutov North this March is German intralogistics solutions provider Jungheinrich. The latter has expanded its European forklift production capacity here.

"The interest of tenants from all over the world in expanding production to the Chomutov region is excellent news for this area historically associated with coal mining. The whole region is facing a necessary economic restructuring in the coming years to a more modern and environmentally friendly type of industry. Panattoni Park Chomutov North now offers the last 39,000 sqm of lettable space in the area occupied by the production program of Jungheinrich and Amazon. I am personally pleased that the project has been developed in close cooperation with local authorities," says Klára Sobotková, Regional Development Director, Panattoni.

Panattoni Park Chomutov North boasts an extensive investment in supporting biodiversity also around the industrial zone. The 1.5-hectare bio-corridor with planted greenery consists of tree and shrub species with an emphasis on native species. Almost 450 trees and over 12 000 shrubs have been planted. The area will remain unfenced, naturally following the revitalization of the adjacent riparian vegetation. Ponds have been excavated in suitable locations to increase local species diversity. Additional measures include meadow vegetation, bird boxes for various species of birds and bats, a reptile wall (especially for the protected lizard, which was also under bio-supervision during the construction works), and an insect hotel.