First CEE BIM-designed Logistics Center Started by Prologis


Prologis has begun development of what it describes as the first Building Information Modeling (BIM)-designed logistics center in Central and Eastern Europe at Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor.

Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor BIM building

The system is a 3-D model-based process that arguably gives architecture, engineering and construction professionals the tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. This reflects the increasingly sophisticated requirements of tenants, as well as the trend for developers to gain sustainability accreditation for their projects.

The complex will be submitted for BREEAM “Very Good” accreditation. According to Prologis, sustainable features of the development will include high grade insulated wall panels and roof systems that, together with high performance gas fired heaters can cut heating costs by 30%. Further, energy efficient LED lighting and large skylights reduce electricity costs by 40% compared to the latest lighting standard. Smart metering will also optimize water, gas and electricity consumption.

Essential Platform

“In response to customer demand in this area, we have decided to expand the park by an additional 10,000 sqm, from which we look forward to furthering the business operations of our new customers,” comments László Kemenes, country manager at Prologis Hungary. “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.”

Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor is located on the southern border of Budapest and comprises 130,000 sqm of space in ten buildings, with a further development potential of 27,000 sqm. The new 10,000 sqm speculative complex will be delivered in March after a six month construction period.

International logistics developers and park operators such as Prologis, Panattoni, P3 and CTP are becoming increasingly concerned with sustainability issues in the design and management of their centers in response to the increasingly complexed requirements of tenants. Prologis, a leading international logistics park operator and developer, now has 10.4 million sqm of sustainability accredited space in 304 buildings across 17 countries, the company says.

“Prologis strives to lead the industry in sustainable development with buildings designed to minimize waste, as well as energy and water usage. Since 2006, Prologis has built more than 50 BREEAM accredited buildings worldwide,” the developer comments.

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