GLP expands logistics center in Sziget and purchases land
GLP has entered into a contract to acquire 22.3 hectares of land in Szigetszentmiklós, next to its existing Sziget logistics center, which will be extended by the completion of the second phase of its first building and the completion of a second building by September, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Less than a year after the start of construction, the first 23,000 m² facility of the Sziget Logistics Center obtained its occupancy permit. This building, along with a 22,000 m² extension, was previously leased to a single client, Fiege Group, a leading European logistics company specializing in efficient supply chain solutions.
The second phase of the first building is expected to be completed by March, while the construction of a separate building is expected to be completed by September 2022. When completed, Sziget will include approximately 70,000 m² of modern, high-quality logistics space .
The Sziget Logistics Center is the first BPL development in Hungary and introduces the BPL design standard to the Hungarian market. This includes a complex technical specification focused on efficient use of storage space, improved layouts and significant cost savings through reduced energy consumption. An increased headroom of 12 meters provides more efficient storage, while an improved floor load capacity allows the use of heavy vehicles or machinery.
GLP’s design standard also emphasizes ESG issues, primarily sustainability, CO2 emissions reduction, well-being and biodiversity. These goals are achieved through better thermal insulation, LED lighting, energy efficient heating systems, extended use of natural light and smart meters, among others. Facilities are easily accessible by public transport, while electric car users can charge their vehicles at EV charging stations.
István Kerekes, Country Manager of GLP Hungary, commented: “GLP Sziget is an exceptional logistics development in the Hungarian market, setting a new high standard for warehouses. GLP’s global and local experiences prove that creating sustainable buildings in key locations offers a competitive advantage, and we look forward to following this path to support the expansion of our current and potential customers.
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