The prominent European centres of science, research and development will shortly be accompanied with the Science and Technology Park Buštěhrad, which will be built to the west of Prague near Kladno.
The park will offer over 13,000 sq m of rental offices. The developer and lessor of the complex is Trigema Group.
The almost 18,000 sq m complex, which will also include new modern buildings for research and development, offices and entrepreneurial incubators, will be built only a few minutes from Václav Havel Airport, Prague. There will also be experimental green areas, which will be utilized for individual tenants’ activities and projects.
Easy access to Prague and Kladno
Trigema will build two four-storey buildings within the complex of the Science and Technology Park Buštěhrad. Each will house some 350 employees. Apart from pure work premises, they will also have a possibility to use the conference hall, café and large roof terraces with greenery. In the underground there will be garages, technological facilities and storage facilities. The first to be built and subsequently leased will be building A.
The area, where the new centre is to be built, is situated within the neighbourhood of the existing complex of the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB). This complex was built in 2014 for almost CZK 300 million as an independent university institute for the Czech Technical University Prague, for the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
The Science and Technology Park Buštěhrad should primarily focus on activities from the area of light industry that is for instance development and the production of modern building materials and processes, software and hardware development and development and testing of energy efficient propulsive units. The overall specialization will be of a highly innovative level and will offer energy sustainable solutions.
Thanks to the park’s location and connection to the existing transport infrastructure, both staff and visitors will be, in future, able to get to the airport as well as to Prague, quickly as the complex is already connected to Třinecká Street from where there is easy access to the D7 motorway that goes to the capital. As for Kladno, the 13th largest Czech town, it will be even nearer. The town can, amongst others, also pride itself on several shopping zones and other infrastructure. Trigema hasn’t chosen the whole area just by chance. The company is an experienced developer that has been dealing with the preparation and operation of their own science and technology centres for 10 years. Behind the success of the group, whose turnover in past years has been somewhere around CZK 1 billion, is their professional and flexible approach, which allows their business partners to find the best suitable solutions for their current needs and requirements.
Successful establishment in Roztoky
It is not by chance that tenants of Trigema’s already existing complexes, that is the Science and Technology Park and the Roztoky Science Park, include international companies such as Eaton, Struers and TÜV SÜD and local players, as demonstrated by the marketing agency Absolook, one of the most recent tenants to the Science and Technology Park Roztoky.
Eaton is a company operating globally in the areas of electrical systems, equipment and management of electrical power and systems of propelling apparatus for heavy goods vehicles as well as cars. They supply components to selected car factories, including the VW Group and Volvo as well as to giants such as E.ON, HP, IBM and Czech Railways. Eaton sells their products globally to customers in more than 175 countries. The well recognized international company Struers, which has more than 20 branches all around the world, develops cutting consumables for a whole number of industrial segments such as aviation and astronautics, electronics, the car and foundry industries; TÜV SÜD is a global leader in the area of testing and certification.
Trigema’s complex in Roztoky is also attractive due to close co-operation with the Czech Technical University as it provides it with teaching premises for the students of this technical university. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that the main tenant of the complex is the Research Centre for Combustion Engines at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Czech Technical University, which is operated by the Centre of Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility.
Sustainability is number one
All Trigema’s buildings at the science and technology centres, including the project, which is being prepared in Buštěhrad, comes with the B energy rating, which means they belong amongst those energy saving buildings. The Science and Technology Park Roztoky also holds the gold certificate SCoRE (Sustainability Certification of Real Estate), which assesses the permanent sustainability of buildings, that is the environmental, social, and economical properties of the building. This certificate is only issued for buildings that provide excellent comfort, which is, however, not achieved by high maintenance costs and energy consumption nor a negative impact on the environment.
Science and Technology Parks primarily commenced being developed after the Czech Republic had entered the European Union in 2004. That is also the time when Trigema started planning their business activities in this area. The Science and Technology Park Roztoky was opened in January 2012 and the neighbouring Science Park in the autumn two years later.
“We are trying to create, through the projects of the science and technology centres, a positive environment for innovative companies and provide them with services and premises that would allow them co-operation with universities and research organizations and the entrepreneurial sphere,” says Marcel Soural, Chairman of the Board, with regards to Trigema’s strategy.
For more information regarding lease possibilities at the Science and Technology Park Buštěhrad, see www.vedecke-parky.cz.