Modern CBPI Park Liberec on outskirts of Czech city welcomes anchor tenant
UCT Fluid Delivery Solutions has unified its existing operational premises under one roof with an area of 17,231 m2.
Construction of CBPI Park Liberec continues as new owner CB Property Investors completes last hall.
Project aims to receive BREEAM sustainability certification level of ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.
CB Property Investors ranked amongst top Czech real estate funds.
UCT, which provides custom manufacturing for the semiconductor industry, will occupy more than half of the total 38,000 m2 leasable area at CBPI Park Liberec located in the Doubí district of Liberec. The company is moving its entire operations – from production and warehouses to office space – to the facility, whose 17,231 m2 will accommodate up to 500 employees.
Part of UCT’s operations is a “clean room” with an area of approximately 3,000 m2, similar in size to 10 tennis courts. Such highly specialized premises are a vital feature of many industrial sectors, including microelectronics, where the engineered space provides a working environment with a limited presence of particles/particulate thanks to special air filtration systems.
“We work in one of the most dynamic industrial segments of the future. We are thrilled that we can now offer a longer-term perspective and stability to our employees, suppliers and partners thanks to this modern new space,” Martin Pavlata, the company’s general manager, said.
The office premises of UCT will occupy approximately 5,000 m2 of the rented space and mirror design elements from commercial office projects in line with the current trends to support the wellbeing of all employees. The offices are equipped with transparent glass walls, while part of the area will be given over to a modern reception area and canteen. The company expects more effective communication and work flows from having a unified workspace.
“We are intensively working on improving our workspace so that our current and prospective employees will enjoy working here. We are pleased that we can offer better working conditions for our valued, long-term employees,” Pavla Benešová, HR manager of UCT, said.
Representatives of the global UCT group, CB Property Investors real estate fund, the governor of the Liberec region, Martin Půta, and members of the Liberec city authorities were in attendance for the inauguration of the start of operations on 14th September 2023.
When completed, CBPI Park Liberec will comprise three halls of up to 19 meters high covering more than 38,000 m2 of leasable space.
CB Property Investors entered the industrial park project in 2022 as strategic partner with a view to launching full operations of the park in 2023. The first tenant in Hall A was Cattron, a global provider of control and monitoring solutions. With UCT now occupying Hall C, Hall B is currently under construction and is expected to be finished later this year.
Special attention has been given to the construction of the facilities. Various sustainable construction practices were implemented, with the project aiming for BREAAM sustainability certification at the "Very Good" or "Excellent” levels. Construction of the industrial complex on the brownfield site of dilapidated poultry farms has taken over two years, beginning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“BREEAM certification of the project at the ‘Excellent’ level would put it among the industrial projects meeting the highest standards. The multi-storey hall solution, where 45% of the leasable area is located, makes the entire project unique in the Czech Republic. What was particularly challenging was the combination of high technical requirements for the building reflecting the technological focus of the client, for example the installation of KARDEX automatic stackers over two floors, and the ‘clean room’ for particulate-free production. We also implemented elements of sustainable construction and wellbeing features for employees, creating a unique space in a superior industrial park in the Czech Republic,” said Michal Navrátil, Head of Development at CB Property Investors.
CB Property Investors, together with another investor, invested in the industrial park in the Doubí district of Liberec in March 2023. The acquisition came when the site owner sought a strategic partner to help finance and complete the park. The target to open and move in tenants in the third quarter of 2023 has been met, and up to 1,000 people are expected to find work on the site. The excellent location and the signed long-term lease agreements with stable companies guarantee the success of this project and a return on investment for the fund's investors.
“The completion and further development of CBPI Park Liberec is, like its acquisition, an important milestone for our real estate fund. The proof of quality for our investors is the project itself and the fact it is home to an established company such as UCT Fluid Delivery Solutions. My team and I are confident that the launch of their operations in the park will be seamless, and our collaboration will be maintained at the highest quality and professionalism as before,” said Jan Rovný, Head of Investment at CB Property Investors.
CB Property Investors is a real estate fund for qualified investors. The fund belongs to the larger Crowdberry group, which brings investment opportunities in startups, SMEs and real estate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to a broad range of investors.