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Weerts Logistics Parks Starts Eco-Friendly Project in Vecsés

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Weerts Logistics Parks (WLP) and RaktárAD, a company group with Belgian-Hungarian ownership, are undertaking their 25th project within Europe in Vecsés, erecting four 50,000 sqm buildings on a site spanning several acres.

This is the third investment in Hungary that is related to the consortium.

The latest project of WLP is located on the border of Vecsés and Gyál on Aratás utca, just 11 minutes away from the Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

The Belgian-Hungarian-owned RaktárAD and WLP developer group placed a great emphasis on environmental protection during the planning and execution of the 60-acre logistics center in Vecsés. With the current construction works on the site, the investor is replicating the same concept of RaktárAD that has already been successfully implemented in Nagytarcsa and Alsónémedi over the past seven years.

The RaktárAD project is an open project without fences, specifically designed to accommodate small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have previously been operating in residential areas. These warehouse buildings are industrial business parks where entrepreneurs will be able to purchase spaces. The warehouses are designed to be easily accessible and have a transparent location.

The developers say that the investment will primarily benefit Gyál, Vecsés, and District XVIII, as the logistics park will alleviate the discomforts of the surrounding streets caused by truck traffic and of small, scattered workshops operating in the residential areas.

The investment is expected to create nearly 1,000 workplaces, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

With an emphasis on the use of energy-efficient solutions, the company group has also commissioned a separate engineering office to work on developing state-of-the-art technologies.

The buildings have environmentally friendly parameters so that the energy-saving building engineering solutions would be able to reduce environmental harm and be expanded with further alternative energy sources in the future.

The heating of the category "A" warehouse buildings will be provided by sustainable heat pump solutions instead of gas, which can be complemented with solar panels upon the request of the tenants. Panels and windows with higher insulation values compared to regulatory requirements can significantly reduce – by up to 50% – the energy bills of companies moving in.

With sustainability in mind, the WLP warehouses use renewable energy technologies, which is why they were assigned to the "Very Good" category of the state-of-the-art Breeam evaluation.

Legal regulations require a green strip to be designated along the edge of the premises. This is a 20-meter area where neither parking nor halls can be built, but instead, three levels of vegetation must be planted. The complete landscaping of the logistics park will be implemented in four stages over a period of four-to-five years.

WLP plans to implement the use of graywater, which already is a widespread practice in Western Europe, with the project in Vecsés as well. In coordination with the local service provider, where permission is granted, they would like to use this water to flush the restrooms, and to water the lawn and garden.

"The facility meets the strictest requirements of cutting-edge technology and sustainability. It sets an example for the premium category, green logistics centers of the future," emphasized Tibor Lőrincz-Hadnagy, COO & operations manager of the project.

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