Logistics giant Prologis to build new Budapest facility

Logistics giant Prologis is building a new 10,000 sq m speculative facility at Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor in Hungary.

The new state-of-the-art building is Prologis’ first BIM (Building Information Modeling)-designed logistics facility in central and eastern Europe (CEE). BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.

“In response to high customer demand in this area, we have decided to expand the park by an additional 10,000 sq m, from which we look forward to furthering the business operations of our new customers,” said László Kemenes, senior vice president and country manager of Prologis Hungary.

The facility will be equipped with high-grade insulated wall panels and roof systems which, together with high-performance gas fired heaters, can cut heating costs by 30 per cent. Further sustainable design features include energy-efficient LED lighting and large skylights that reduce electricity costs by 45 per cent compared to the latest lighting standard. A smart metering system will help optimise water, gas and electricity consumption in the building.

“For Prologis, BIM is the essential platform for smart buildings and data governance, which in turn enhances customer experience and drives energy sufficiency as part of our commitment toward carbon neutral developments,” Mr Kemenes continued.

Completion of the facility is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019, just six months after the start of the development.

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