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Accolade is investing over EUR 80 million in the expansion of its sustainable warehouses in Gorzów Wielkopolski.

12th of July, Gorzów Wielkopolski – Accolade, an international investor, decided to expand its industrial park in Gorzów Wielkopolski. In this strategic location in Western Poland, in addition to the present spaces of 53,000 sqm for modern business, it has acquired new plots and will deliver nearly 100,000 sqm of new industrial warehouses. New projects aspire to BREEAM certification of sustainability at “Excellent” level. The total Accolade investment in the region amounts to EUR 125 million.

Expansion in Gorzów Wielkopolski is divided into several phases. The ready spaces and those still under construction are leased by tenants like Omnipack, Logoplaste, Magma, Fiege, Faurecia or Borne. Newly purchased plots will allow for preparing modern infrastructure for the growing needs of existing and new tenants.

Gorzów Wielkopolski is a city that over the years, as a result of historic and economic changes, has experienced ups and downs, repeatedly proving its entrepreneurship and readiness to develop. I am convinced that the ability to transform from a heavy industry center and take advantage of the opportunities brought by the development of modern business is largely due to its inhabitants, a community of people with initiative and energy to act. Today’s Gorzów uses its great location and road infrastructure and makes its presence on the logistic and warehouse map of Poland increasingly visible. Simply showing that it has a lot to offer

Michał Białas, Country Head of Accolade Poland

The Gorzów Wielkopolski complex is located 8 kilometers away from the city center and offers a perfect location close to the German border which brings great potential for entrepreneurs moving their logistics centers and light production to the CEE region. Resident-friendly living conditions and urban infrastructure make the location attractive also for qualified staff.

“The expansion of our activities in Gorzów is a key part of the strategic development along the western border, where we are also present in Goleniów, Szczecin, Zielona Góra, and Legnica. In our eyes, Gorzów Wielkopolski is an important warehouse and logistics center which benefits also from its location in the Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone – one of the fastest-growing economic zones in Poland,” added Michał Białas.

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All new Accolade projects in Gorzów Wielkopolski aspire to BREEAM certification of sustainability at “Excellent” level and have several solutions focused on advanced ecological high-saving energy systems and great water management. Accolade also strives for the enrichment of the park’s surroundings, in this case, represented by landscaping with trees, shrubs, and wildflower meadows as well as securing great working conditions for the employees such as bicycle and electric vehicle charging stations or green office landscaping.

Accolade Holding, a.s. provides first-class infrastructure for business in Europe. Our clients mostly include tenants representing global brands in the areas of e-commerce, manufacturing and logistics. In the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Netherlands. Accolade owns a network of 41 BREEAM-certified industrial parks that guarantee a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach. In the ten years of its existence, the company has created a portfolio of commercial real estate with an area of ​​3 million sq m. The current value of the portfolio of completed industrial parks amounts to 2,6 billion EUR. It invests not only in the construction of new projects but also in the revitalization of neglected brownfields. The share of such projects in the company’s portfolio reached nearly 40%. The total area of ​​the restored sites reaches more than 1,1 milion sq. m. In 2014, the group established the first-class industrial real estate fund, Accolade Fund Sicav, which allows qualified investors to invest and thus participate in the development of the modern industry. In 2017, the group bought the operator of the second busiest airport in the Czech Republic, Brno-Tuřany. Dynamic growth and sustainable development are Accolade’s priorities. Thanks to this, in 2019 the Group became the fastest growing company in the Czech Republic according to the prestigious Financial Times ranking. As recognition for its investments in new environmental solutions in the field of industrial real estate, in 2020 the company was awarded the BREEAM sustainability certification at the “Outstanding” level. The building in the revitalized area of ​​the machineworks in Cheb thus became the most environmentally-friendly industrial building in the world, achieving a record score. In the future, Accolade plans to build a polygon for the development and certification of autonomous vehicles, which will serve as a research and development centre, where the largest capacities in the field will operate. The Group has a long-standing history of supporting charitable projects and organizations. In addition to supporting the disabled, it invests in culture, sports, science and education. In the local communities where it operates, it cooperates with municipalities and supports civic amenities and local development. Accolade’s goal is to be a responsible partner, a good neighbour and, overall, to make the regions where the Group operates a better place to live. Accolade also emphasizes the creation of suitable working conditions, the promotion of equal opportunities and motivates and supports employees in their personal development. More at Data as of 30th June 2021.

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