Are Polish warehouses getting old?- JLL experts explain

We can attest that first modern warehouses in Poland have been being built since 2000, but the most important moment for industrial market was later. The relevant moment was in 2004, when our country joined the European Union. Nowadays, warehouses which were built between 2000-2010 are called the old ones. These buildings are still attractive because of modernisation processes, good pay rate conditions, experienced administrators, and from time to time good availability.


Polish warehouses which have more than 20 years were used for industry.  These buildings are located in premises of industrial or post-industrial areas. This places are compared to B- and C-class warehouses but sometimes also have requisite standards.

The warehouses which exist on market since 2020 have new standards. The parameters of these buildings like: the height of a warehouse, floor and rooftop carrying capacity or fireproofing are prepared with higher-level standards than in other buildings. Nowadays, warehouses have better automation and robotisation solutions for logistics.  Polish and European warehouses are build with green policy and have ecological certifications.

Today, developers and tenants are really interested in sustainable projects. Green solutions are perfect for them in a long therm, because they can save energy and charges for exploitation.

JLL research gives forecasts for the nearest 5 years. Thanks of them, we can guess that warehouses which are called  ”big boxes” will use artificial intelligence (62%) and automation and robotisation (54%). Our forecasts give us also information about advanced systems at BTS buildings which are chosen by tenants who plan long-term development.

In JLL’s report called Logistics Buildings of Tomorrow we mention new solutions, e.g.: artificial intelligence, Internet of Things or even special print which was used for aviation, motorisation and space science. Nowadays, these techniques are becoming the basic solutions for intelligent warehouses and for logistics.


You can find more information and conclusions in our article on JLL website.