adapt our spaces. The fact we have halls
that are accessible from both sides of the
site is another feature of this site’s flexible
design. We can divide the halls into smaller
units of around 1,200 m2.
For the next phases we are considering
small business units, a concept which
includes offices, showrooms, shops
and a small warehouse. The location is
absolutely ideal for this purpose, and
this urban concept is very popular with
various companies. However, that doesn’t
mean we’re giving up our ambition to be
an attractive location for manufacturers.
How will you appeal to manufacturers?
There is a shortage of quality, modern
manufacturing space throughout Europe
and in Ostrava. P3 is one of the few
developers offering halls for immediate
rent without the need of further
Another problem for manufacturing
companies is the labour supply. Today,
people have more choices about where
they want to work, and when making that
decision, they value things like having
a clean environment and good transport
accessibility. This is very positive for us
because you can travel to P3 Ostrava
Central by tram!
The park offers hot water heating and
we also have a gas connection, should
manufacturing companies require it.
We want to be as attractive as possible
to manufacturing clients and we are
currently handling several inquiries from
that sector including the food, machining
and automotive segments.
Do you see nearby Poland as
competition, or as a source of synergy?
When a global company considers
building a logistics hub for a large region,
it would probably prefer Brno, or even
more often neighbouring Poland. There
are opportunities in Poland for faster
construction, and more accessible
and cheaper labour. However, in the
Czech Republic we have a higher skilled
workforce and perhaps more flexibility in
There are still a large number of companies
for whom a presence in the Ostrava
region is crucial. Moreover, when I see
the huge shift in Ostrava’s transformation
from a mining region to a place that’s
home to the latest trends in architecture,
sustainability, education and business,
I have no doubt that the attractiveness
of the city and the entire region will
only continue to grow. I believe many
interesting companies from various fields
will operate in our park.
What’s coming to P3 Ostrava Central in
the next few months?
We are in continuous negotiations
with potential tenants, which are often
companies that have grown in recent years,
and for whom now is the time to move
their business forward in terms of quality.
This is a big step, so they pay attention to
every detail. We are also implementing
the next stage of construction. We are
working on three halls with a total area
of almost 30,000 m2, so that we can
welcome more tenants from September
of this year. I’m already looking forward to
seeing who will complement our existing
tenants in the park.
Mr. Zacha, thank you for the interview.
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