Construction works on the site of LPP’s investment in Brześć Kujawski, which began in January this year, are gaining momentum. Almost eight weeks after the announcement of the general contractor selection, the company from Gdańsk has already completed part of the earth-, reinforced concrete works and external installations. In the second week of March, the company also started assembling concrete pillars which will allow the next stage of the works – preparation of the steel structure of the roof – to begin at the end of the month.
One of the key investments of a Polish clothing manufacturer has entered the next stage of implementation. After the initial preparation of the location, fencing of the site and activation of access control and technical facilities, the company started the main part of the construction works. Therefore, after almost two months from the start of activities on the site of the future distribution centre, 70 per cent of the ground has been levelled and reinforced for the purpose of flooring works. The company is also in the process of performing external installations and reinforced concrete works. In the first week of March, the erection of structural columns began. According to the approved schedule, up to 20 of those will be erected daily, and the entire assembly will be completed before Easter.
– The investment process in Brześć Kujawski is going according to plan. Despite the temporary unfavourable weather conditions, which caused freezing of the ground in February and held us back for over three weeks, we resumed work in the first days of March. Parallel to the earthworks, we are currently installing concrete pillars, of which 123 out of the planned 400 have already been installed. Once this stage is completed, weather permitting, we will have an important moment of closing the facility with walls and a roof – comments Łukasz Piwoński, Administrative and Technical Director, LPP.
The assembly of the roof structure and the installation of the walls of the warehouse part of the new LPP distribution centre should already start at the turn of March and April. The milestone in the schedule will be the flooring, the most important element for the future technological facilities, scheduled for the end of May.
– Despite the still changeable weather, our entire investment team is currently focused on keeping up with the current schedule. I am convinced that thanks to the involvement of the general contractor, architects and investor supervision, the announced completion date in the fourth quarter of this year will be maintained – adds Łukasz Piwoński.
ABOUT Brześć Kujawski Distribution Centre
The construction of the Distribution Centre in the Brześć Economic Zone is the next step in the development of the LPP’s supply chain. The state-of-the-art facility will enable the diversification of logistics operations and will strengthen the currently available capacities of the supply and distribution network of the Gdańsk-based company. Its area will comprise 75 thousand m2. The centre will support the operation of LPP’s brick and mortar stores in 25 markets, with distribution of up to 8 million pieces of clothing and accessories per week. In the first phase of its operation, the facility will employ about 500 people. The launch of the Distribution Centre in Brześć Kujawski is planned for the first quarter of 2022.
LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection in traditional stores already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1800 stores with the total area of over 1.3 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 29 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 265 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP also plays an important role as it employs over 24 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.