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Neither a logistics park nor an industrial complex, P3 Ostrava Central, is a unique urban commercial and
industrial district that fills an empty space on the map of Ostrava while complementing the city. Aleš
Zacha, Head of Development at P3 Logistic Parks, reveals how the high-quality developer is achieving
ambitions for the new location, less than a year after the completion of the first stage of construction.
What makes your Ostrava project different from
your other parks?
P3 Ostrava Central is the first brownfield site that we
have developed in the Czech Republic. Comprising
44 hectares, it is the largest brownfield in the country,
now transformed into a modern industrial park.
All of our parks are strategically located with excellent
transport accessibility. In Vítkovice, we are in close
proximity to a vibrant area with cultural life that also
contains the city’s industrial history. This influence has
helped shape the whole concept of our project.
How does the local environment affect the design of
the logistics park?
The proximity to the city centre favours city logistics
and opens up opportunities in the retail and service
sectors. We wanted to create a place where businesses
can thrive, whether that’s large engineering units or
small trade. We want to support the continuing rise of
the Ostrava region.
An open space that’s accessible to everyone is the
complete opposite to what the site’s been like for
decades, as the area was inaccessible and dangerous
to move around in for many years. Therefore, we faced
the question of how to bring this grey spot on the
city’s map back to life, and this is why we launched an
Can industrial development projects typically
proceed without the involvement of an architect?
That’s what makes our project unique. The winning
design by architect David Kotek of PROJEKTSTUDIO,
is based on a great idea The roads in the park are
intended to reflect the layout of neighbouring blocks,
and the structure was created by the architect Josef
Pleskot for the DOV. By using this type of design, our
park will naturally integrate into the layout of the city.
Another good idea was to change the orientation
of the halls themselves so that the trucks don’t drive
right up to them from the main street, which helps this
project feel like more than a logistics complex.
The first three halls are already standing in the park.
Can you tell us about the tenants who have rented them?
The mix of tenants in P3 Ostrava Central is varied.
Where else can a beer distributor, a baby goods
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retailer, a handling equipment supplier, a refrigeration
wholesaler, and a newspaper company, all meet in one
place? These are some of the tenants we have acquired
so far. We are currently negotiating with an investor
who is considering building a sports or leisure venue
here, which underlines the flexibility of our spaces.
How big of a space can be rented here?
In the first phase, we built a 28,000 m2 hall and two
smaller halls of 2,200 m2 and 1,200 m2. The interest
so far has been mainly in medium-sized and smaller
units, which shows how important it is that we can