Panattoni Europe has just completed one of the most advanced fulfilment centres dedicated to online retail for Amazon. The facility with a total useful floor area of 161,500m² was built on a 29-hectare site in Kołbaskowo near Szczecin. Warehousing and distribution functions have taken up close to 150,800m², while more than 10,700m² are allocated to office and staff facilities. The centre is 17 metres high and has 3 storeys. Moreover, as part of the investment, the developer has built 7,800m² of roads, including a dogbone roundabout. It has replaced the existing Kołbaskowo junction, at the exit off the A6 motorway coming from the east.
The property is Panattoni Europe’s fourth project for Amazon. It is equipped with Amazon Robotics technology and was developed to comply with the requirements of BREEAM environmental certification.
Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director, Panattoni Europe comments: “This investment is a prime example of the latest industry trends - the development of multi-storey warehouse spaces to be used by e-commerce businesses on a large scale. By going beyond the standard height, the space offered by the facility – now expressed in cubic metres – can be used in an optimal manner. With the inevitable growth of online shopping, such solutions are bound to become increasingly popular, and in the end, will come as standard”.
And as Marzena Więckowska, PR Senior Manager at Amazon comments: “Poland was one of the first countries in the world and the first in Europe to start working with Amazon Robotics back in 2015 when 270 robots made their way to the e-commerce logistics centre in Wrocław. Now our new centre in Kołbaskowo has more than 3,000 of them, which makes it one of the most advanced facilities in our network.”