Even though Kraków with 800,000 people is one of the largest cities in Poland second only to Warsaw and is well connected to the rest of the country, it has one of the smallest warehouse and logistics markets in the country. “Its development is held back by the relatively high price of land in the region and by the fact that the town is next to Upper Silesia, which has the second biggest logistics market in Poland,” explains Michał Samborski, Head of Development, Panattoni. Nonetheless he points out that with its large population and its rich retail market, Kraków is becoming attractive to logistics operators and courier firms particularly at a time of rapid growth in e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies and he/she adds: “Shortening the delivery chain is currently a priority for many logistics companies. Having a warehouse within city limits allows you to quickly reach the final customer. Also, such a location is easily accessible to delivery vehicles coming in from warehouses beyond the city.”
City Logistics Kraków I is to undergo BREEAM certification for a rating of 'Very Good'. Just next to the park is a tram and bus terminal, which makes it easy for employees to come to work. Moreover, the park is next to a junction of the S7, which connects Kraków with Warsaw and the Tricity. It is also a short drive to the A4 motorway, which runs from the German border, through Upper Silesia to the border with Ukraine.