Modern industrial premises to replace an abandoned glass factory near Teplice
Already next year, the abandoned premises of a former glass factory at Hostomice, located to the south of Teplice, is to be transformed into a modern industrial park for light industry and goods distribution operations. The project is being prepared by the industrial developer Panattoni Europe and the Accolade Group. The buildings at the site will be torn down and the old environmental burdens will be removed – especially the coherent layers of tar and clinker, which remained there from the production of syngas from lignite coal.
- Panattoni Park Teplice South will offer 32,000 square metres for advanced business activities
- The plan is to complete the park in 2019 / 2020. The investment will exceed half a billion crowns.
- When the current brownfield area is redeveloped, and the park completed, its environmental quality will be better than ever in the last 150 years.
“The entire Panattoni Park Teplice South will be built on a reclaimed brownfield site. The project doesn’t affect any arable land. It’s interesting to note that production activities started here just a few years after the first brew of the new Pils beer was produced in Pilsen. Contamination only continued to grow here from then on,” emphasises Pavel Sovička, Managing Director at Panattoni Europe. “Once restored to life and business, this place will be in a better environmental condition than it has been over the last 150 years,” adds Sovička.
Panattoni Europe cooperated with the Accolade investment group on preparing the area. “I believe our cooperation will go on in the investment phase,” says Milan Kratina, Accolade’s CEO and co-owner. “The investment in the new building will exceed half a billion crowns. The site is an ideal location for tenants who seek space for an e-shop, small-scale logistics or non-disturbing production activities,” adds Kratina.
The Kavalier glass-making company closed its factory at Hostomice a decade ago and, as a result, almost two hundred jobs were lost. The new industrial park may generate around 300 production jobs and almost 200 office jobs operating on three shifts, as stated in the EIA report submitted by Panattoni. However, both Pavel Sovička and Milan Kratina think that in real operation the number of new jobs will be lower.
Currently there is a building material recycling facility located on the premises, crushing concrete into base material. The ground is for the most part covered by concrete slabs, and recycled concrete aggregate is stored there. After cleaning up the area, the last concrete slabs will be crushed, and the material will be used for compacting the ground under the new building. The completed building will offer an area of more than 30,000 square metres for state-of-the-art business activities.
The future industrial park lies southwest of Hostomice, five minutes’ drive south of Teplice along the 1/13 four-line road heading to Bílina. Traffic to and from the park will not touch the town because the park is located at an exit from the primary road.