Hillwood and Zalando together again. A green warehouse was built near Bydgoszcz
Zalando has moved to the new logistics center in Przyłęki near Bydgoszcz. The “built-to-suit” complex provided by Hillwood Poland features over 100 thousand sqm of warehousing space. The investment employs a range of environmentally-friendly solutions and added benefits for future employees.
The warehousing hall, erected for the web shopping club Zalando Lounge, features an above-standard height of 16 m and over 100,000 sqm. Upstairs, there is an office area of 3280 sqm with a spacious dining area.
The investment features a number of environmentally-friendly solutions. Among the most interesting ones, are acoustic screens covered with vines. The entire building utilizes energy-saving LED lighting.
“What is more, a photovoltaic farm, built as part of the investment, will provide green and free energy for the electric bike charging stations to be used by the logistics center workers. Energy from the solar panels will also be available for electric vehicle users, who will be able to charge their vehicles at preferential prices. Apart from gas boilers, the building will be heated with electrical heat pumps”, says Piotr Łada, Tech Director, Hillwood Poland about the sustainable solutions used at the Przyłęki warehousing facility.
The developer has taken care not only for the hall itself, but also to ensure a friendly environment around the building. Instead of typical lawns, flower meadows were sown, which bring many benefits for the environment, driving biodiversity. The meadows retain rain water effectively, therefore they do not require watering and are extremely resilient to droughts, also creating enclaves for bees and insects.
“We are glad that Zalando have once again put their trust in Hillwood Poland. We built the first warehouse for Zalando, with an area of 120 thousand sqm, in Olsztynek. During our long-term cooperation, we got to know the company’s requirements and needs very well. Another project completed for this customer confirms the high quality of our buildings and the timely manner of their construction”, says Jan Kaliński, Head of Business Development, Hillwood Poland.
Hillwood is one of the global commercial real estate leaders with over 30 years of expertise in investments throughout Europe and North America. The company has built over 20 million sqm of warehousing space worldwide, including over a million in Poland.
Hillwood has been present in the Polish market since 2014, building modern logistics and commercial centers for lease, also in the BTS (built-to-suit) model. The company also deals with acquisitions and property management. Hillwood Poland is active in the main warehousing markets, such as Warsaw, Central Poland, Wrocław and Upper Silesia, also investing in new, prospective locations, such as Częstochowa, Kutno or Świebodzin.
Current information about the Hillwood Poland offer is available here.