CTP is pleased to announce winning 1st prize for design for our latest Annual Report 2013 in the Czech Top 100 Annual Report competition for the second consecutive year.
The awards were announced by CzechTop100 last week Thursday, November 13 at the renowned premises of the Art Nouveau building of Obecní dům in Prague. The Annual Report took the first place in the Graphic Design category and placed 4th place overall. Big congratulations are in order to the CTP Financial and Marketing teams who put it all together with our long term external suppliers. We'd also like to thank our clients and partners for their invaluable collaboration.
The new business park is located 10 minutes from the town centre and offers good HGV access, nearby public transport and is fully supported by CTP Property Management services.
Construction is already underway of a pre-leased CTFit building for Česká Spořitelna, and over 8,000 m2 will be available from spring 2015. In total, the site will provide over 21,000 m2 of built up area when completed, offering a mix of CTFit, STSpace and CTBox units, to appeal to a wide range of businesses, both local and international manufacturers and logistics companies.
Hradec Králové is strategically located in a region with a strong industrial tradition, highly skilled, available and effective labour force as well as the nearby university with faculties of Science, Informatics and Management and Education.
CTP is proud to announce winning 1st place in the industrial category at the 16th annual Best of Realty awards for the recently completed FEI Technology Centre at CTPark Brno. The jury, which consisted of representatives of the Association for Real Estate Market Development, market research agencies, developers, real estate brokers, bankers and architects awarded the prize due to the high quality standards, building design, as well for its meaningful complement to the overall concept in the award winning CTPark Brno.
The building‘s unique design is a result of a long-term cooperation with Studio Acht and the landscaping and greenery surrounding the buidling were designed by another long-term partner, landscape architect Lodewijk Baljon. As a part of CTP’s ongoing efforts to create sustainable and energy-efficient buildings, the FEI Technology Centre is in the evaluation proces for BREEAM certificate.
The Brno branch of FEI, a world leader in the design and manufacture of electron microscopes, operates an R&D and assembly facility in the newly built, landscaped campus-like premises. The company currently emplys 500 staff and plans to grow up to 1,200 employees.
“CTP is honored to receive this award and believe it strengthens the reputation of Brno as a major technology centre in the Czech Republic. The success of the project is due to the excellent cooperation with FEI, the commitment and dedication of the CTP team, and the reliable support of our financial partner, ČSOB,” stated Remon Vos, CTP CEO.
CTPark Brno was launched in 2005 and has continually expanded, currently housing 20 companies who employ over 7,000 people. CTPark Brno is part of the CTPark Network, central Europe's largest integrated system of high-tech industrial business parks, with nearly 40 strategic locations and over 2 million m2 of leasable space throughout CEE.
CTP’s on-going programme of park improvements continues at several locations. These include the distribution centre for Bakker at CTPark Divišov, which has been given a facelift with new facades and site improvements, including outside landscaped employee break-out areas and improved signage throughout the park. Properties at CTPark Humpolec, including for BJS and for Valeo, also received refurbishments to their facades and landscaping improvements. CTP’s Airport Logistics Park as well as new acquistions at CTPark Prague East and CTPark Prague North are also receiving site improvements as part of overall rebranding.
At CTPark Ostrava a new bus service will go into operation in November, linking the park directly with Ostrava’s main bus station. Over 8,000 people currenly work at CTPark Ostrava.
Phase Two of Tree Planting Underway
Phase two of CTP’s large-scale tree planting and landscaping project launched in mid-October. Designed by Dutch landscape architect Lodewijk Baljon, phase two involves planting 4,000 native trees and shrubs—twice as many as in the previous phase in Autumn last year. Work will focus on ten CTPark locations including Humpolec, Bor, Airport Logistics Park, Žatec, Divišov, Mladá Boleslav and Hranice and includes additional landscaping and infrastructure improvements. CTPark Bor alone will see the planting of around 1,000 trees. This large-scale project is carried out in conjunction with Ebben Nurseries in the Netherlands, which the Property Management team visited in April this year.
Brembo, a leading producer of brake pads for the automotive industry, has officially launched production at its 8,000 m2 custom-built expansion facility at CTPark Ostrava. Investment costs for the expansion reached CZK 200 million. The expansion brings Brembo’s total footprint at CTPark Ostrava to over 40,000 m2. The company’s operations have expanded rapidly since first launching at CTPark Ostrava in 2011 with a 24,000 m2 custom-built facility. Brembo’s workforce at CTPark Ostrava now numbers nearly 1,000 people, almost one-seventh of Brembo’s total workforce globally. Brembo produces braking components for luxury and midmarket
cars for clients such as Audi, BMW, General Motors, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz.
Fränkische, a long-term CTP tenant, has expanded operations to Romania with a 3,400 m2 custom-built CTFit manufacturing facility at CTPark Turda, in
Romania’s central, high-tech Cluj region. Handover scheduled for Q2 2015. Fränkische, a major producer of plastic piping for the automotive and white goods industries, currently utilises a 19,000 m2 custom-built facility at CTPark Okříšky in the Czech Republic. Fränkische joined the CTPark Network (CZ) in 2007 and in 2013 expanded operations with a 7,290 m2 custom-built extension. Fränkische chose to expand to Romania to take advantage of favourable market conditions, and the investment represents the company’s first production facility in south-eastern Europe. Fränkische selected CTPark Turda for its strategic location at the centre of Romania’s most dynamic business region. CTPark Turda encompasses 24 hectares and is permitted and prepared for further development. The site benefits from close proximity to the university city of Cluj-Napoca, as well as from direct access to the A3 and A10 motorways, which link the site to all major Romanian cities, to the Hungarian border, and to the international motorway network. The site is one of three CTPark
Network locations in Romania—all of which are pre-zoned and permitted for expansion.
The third park in CTP’s growing Prague portfolio to be known as CTPark Prague North
On Tuesday 14th October, CTP met with representatives of sellers AFI Group and ProDelta at the legal offices of Dentons in Prague to complete the final signing of a purchase of its third industrial park in the Prague region. The park currently consists of a newly-constructed building of 21,000 m2 and adjacent land available for approximately 70,000 m2 of new development.
The property, formerly known as the D8 European Park, will be rebranded to CTPark Prague North and refurbished to meet the standards of CTP portfolio.
“CTP is very pleased to extend our presence on the Prague real estate market, which we recently entered with the Airport Logistics Park at the Prague Airport and the CTPark Prague East, situated at the intersection of D1 highway and the Prague ring road,” stated Radek Zeman, CTP CFO.
CTP is a full-service commercial property developer specialising in the design, construction and management of custom-built, premium-class properties for lease in the Czech Republic and throughout Central Europe.
We are very proud to announce that CTP's CEO Mr Remon L. Vos was welcomed as an eminent member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on Thursday September 4, 2014, at the Thirsty Thursday event held for members of the real estate industry.
Presented by Stuart Jordan FRICS, Chairman of RICS Czech Republic and Head of Capital Markets at JLL, Remon was welcomed as a fellow to the institution in recognition of the company’s adoption of good practice guidelines and professionalism and his personal long-term contribution to the real estate market and economy of the Czech Republic.
Remon founded CTP back in 1998 and since then turned into number 1 on the Czech market. With over 2 million m2 of rentable area, CTP is the 8th largest developer in Europe and 4th largest logistics developer of logistics properties in Europe.
Fellowship is a mark of distinction recognised by RICS members, professionals and the public as denoting the highest standards of success, achievement and expertise in real estate. Fellows are leaders in their field, people who have undertaken notable projects or made a special contribution to the profession.
GI Group, one of the leading employment and HR services firms providing temporary and permanent staffing in addition to HR training and consultancy, has launched its third Czech branch at the recently rebranded CTOffice building atCTPark Ostrava. The office will focus primarily on staffing needs for tenants of CTPark Ostrava.
In 2013, GI Group facilitated over 160,000 new hires for more than 15,000 companies worldwide.