Six months after the launch of the investment, the main hall of the future LPP distribution centre in Brześć Kujawski was topped out. According to the tradition of construction, this ceremony marks a symbolic culmination of the construction works of the facility. It is also an opportunity to thank the employees, partners and companies involved in the construction. Now, LPP and its construction partners face the finishing works phase.
The Polish clothing company’s investment in the Brześć Kujawski Economic Zone began in January this year. Six months after it began, the steel structure of the warehouse section has been fully completed along with the roofing and insulation. The installation of the façade panels, which has been taking place over the last few weeks, has made it possible to top it out and start work on the assembly of the racks. The completion of this important stage of the investment was celebrated with a symbolic topping out ceremony. The Mayor of Brześć Kujawski, Tomasz Chymkowski, accompanied the representatives of the investor and the general contractor – Bremer – extended official thanks to the employees and subcontractors involved in the construction works.
– We are closing another important stage of the investment process in Brześć Kujawski. This is a reason for optimism,given the process we have gone through since we began talks with the municipality authorities. During that time, we have had to cope with the restrictions brought about by the pandemic and the exceptionally demanding winter in terms of construction activities. Despite the rough start, the project is progressing according to schedule. This is undoubtedly a great merit and effect of hard work of companies and people involved in this investment. I would like to thank all our partners for that – says Sebastian Sołtys, Logistics Director, LPP.
As part of the works on the shell of the building, a concrete floor was laid in the main hall of the LPP distribution centre, along with electrical and sewage installations. Skylights were placed on the roof of the building, ensuring the inflow of sunlight into the facility. Basic fire safety systems were installed – sprinklers and smoke flaps. Work is also being carried out in the immediate vicinity of the building. A parking area for lorries has been created on the plot. The section for passenger vehicles is also being completed. Ultimately, up to 650 parking spaces will be arranged there.
– The completion of this stage of work, which is sealing the building shell, is always extremely crucial to us. Afterwards, we can continue work in the building to the full extent, thus becoming independent of weather conditions. On the LPP project in Brześć Kujawski it is all the more important to us, as it assures our Client, LPP, that they had chosen the right partner for the construction of this important facility, and that despite the short deadline for the works and the turbulence on the building materials market, which affects the whole industry, the project is carried out according to the schedule – says Piotr Brańka, Member of the Board of Bremer Sp. z o.o.
The next stage of the investment consists in closing the construction and carrying out finishing works in the office building, which are scheduled to commence in the first week of August. At the same time, on the roof of the warehouse hall, the installation of the support system for photovoltaic panels will be carried out. The installation will ultimately generate about 1.5 MW of power. Another important milestone in the investment schedule is equipping the building with technological facilities. The installation of high-stacking racks and automatic sorters, increasing the efficiency of the logistics facility, will take about five months. The construction of the LPP distribution centre in Brześć Kujawski is to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.
– I would like to congratulate LPP on its investment activities and I am glad that the company and its partners are so determined to complete the works according to plan. Despite the difficult conditions accompanying the start of the works, thanks to the commitment of the employees of all subcontracting companies we can admire the effects of their hard work, and soon we will all celebrate the completion of the new facility in Brześć Kujawski Economic Zone. I also appreciate the openness of LPP which from the very beginning of its presence in our municipality has been actively participating in the life of our community, and regardless of the situation connected with the construction works, has been well tuned to the needs of the inhabitants – comments Tomasz Chymkowski, the Mayor of Brześć Kujawski.
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 is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 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. As at the end of 2020, the company had a chain of over 1800 stores with the total area of 1.4 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 259 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs nearly 22 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.