Kittsee is located in the Neusiedl am See district, in the immediate vicinity of Bratislava's Petržalka and Jarovce districts, in the border triangle between Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. The village is known primarily as a place for bargain shopping, but its location also predisposes it to the establishment of trade and industry.
The park will have four halls
Logistipark Kittsee envisages the construction of four indoor buildings for logistics and trade with a total built-up area of 68,258 m2. Only the largest building of the hall has an area of 40,389 m2. The hall buildings are divided into utility units that can be combined (from approx. 415 to 8,600 m2). These have a common infrastructure (offices, electricity, water and heat supply, sewage and storm drains, infiltration systems, traffic access, sprinkler and fire extinguishing system, fire control panel, etc.) which is subject to a general trade permit.
The main traffic access to the site is via a dedicated roundabout on the B50 road, which will be implemented in the first half of 2023. Access roads on site will provide access to the hall properties. Parking spaces for employees and waiting areas for trucks will be allocated as needed.
The planned halls allow flexible use depending on the requirements of future users or tenants and are suitable for logistics, storage and light production. As confirmed by the developer, the construction is already connected to all networks in Kittsee Business Park.
Potential investors or tenants may be concerned about higher labor costs. However, according to the data recently presented by the auditing and tax consulting company Auditorea, the costs are comparable: "With a gross annual salary of 20,000 euros, the employer's costs in Slovakia are 27,040 euros, while in Austria they are lower and reach 25,994 euros. The resulting net salary is higher even for an Austrian employee," explains Auditorea.
Support from local authorities
The project of ZV Logistikpark GmbH is also supported by the regional business agency Burgenland, which sees great potential in the operational development of the Businesspark Kittsee site.
"The Burgenland Business Agency can, within the framework of the subsidy guidelines of the federal state of Burgenland, when applying for subsidies for planned investments in the location in Kittsee, provide appropriate support for the settlement of new companies in the logistics and business park project. In addition, in close cooperation with the Burgenland Labor Office (AMS), we can actively help companies in their search for new employees. Due to the proximity to Vienna and the large number of commuters in this region, we still see great potential here," explains Bruno Kracher, CEO of Businesspark Kittsee.
For construction and equipment investments, the financing base can include construction costs, planning costs, investment costs for machinery and technical infrastructure, equipment or training costs. The amount of project-related grants for investments in buildings and equipment can be up to 10% of the project value for large enterprises and up to 20% for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Planning a project of this scale inevitably requires moral responsibility in the fields of urbanism, architecture, landscape planning and design, and sustainable development. The high demands in Burgenland lead to the use of heat pumps and a photovoltaic system, as well as special attention to the design of the outdoor spaces, especially the greenery.
"The architectural approach, whether it is the distribution of volumes or the treatment of facades, does not want to deny the practicality of the function. The goal is to convey a message of harmony and modesty," explain Oliver Majcher and Yannick Vergnaud, the project's general designers.