Lublin on the Via Carpatia route
Lublin, the capital of the Lubelskie province, is the key political and economic centre of the region. The Lublin Functional Area brings together over 600,000 inhabitants from the city itself and closely-connected neighbouring communes, which form a prosperous metropolitan organism through a network of cooperation. Lublin is the central regional transport hub with access to the nearby airport and the intersection of national roads which are set to become part of a cross-border road network. Three expressways run through the city: S12 (Piotrków Trybunalski - Dorohusk), S17 (Warsaw – Lublin - Hrebenne) and S19 (running along Poland’s eastern border from Kuźnica Białostocka to Poland’s southern border – Barwinek), which is also part the Via Carpatia route – the transnational European scheme to connect Klaipėda in Lithuania with Thessaloniki in Greece.
Map of Via CarpatiaThe European transport route will run through Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. Its Polish section will comprise approximately 700 km and be part of the important transport route connecting Polish and Lithuanian ports with Southern Europe, including the seaport of Constanta in Romania (the Black Sea) and Thessaloniki in Greece (the Aegean Sea). With further extensions and upgrades to its road infrastructure and its proximity to the eastern border of Poland and the European Union, this region is being targeted by investors looking to build logistics facilities close to attractive consumer markets such as Ukraine.
Source: GDDKiA (General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways)
Warehouse market growth in Lublin
The warehouse market in Lublin has seen robust development activity in recent years, with projects developed by leading international players such as GLP and MLP or Panattoni, the largest developer who continues to deliver class A industrial facilities in Lublin and its vicinity. Lublin’s industrial stock currently stands at 319,000 sq m, having doubled in size over the last four years.