News Article development HB Reavis office Poland Warsaw
by Ákos Budai | Office

HB Reavis announced that construction has commenced on Varso Place, its flagship development in Warsaw’s city centre. Plans for the 140,000 sqm mixed-use scheme include one of Europe’s tallest towers and two mid-rise buildings. Completion is scheduled for 2020.

Varso Place’s showpiece will be a 53-storey office tower designed by renowned architectural studio Foster + Partners. At 230m tall (310m with the spire), it will be the tallest building in Poland and one of the tallest in Europe. The two complementary buildings (21 and 19 storeys) are designed by local Warsaw architects, Hermanowicz Rewski.

Varso Place will also be home to one of the largest co-working centres in Warsaw. The mixed-use scheme will provide, at ground level, a wide range of facilities and services including shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as four public squares and green roof gardens. A number of viewing decks – including the city’s tallest public viewpoint at 230m – and a restaurant on the 46th and 47th floors of the building will offer unique views of the Polish capital’s skyline. 

Varso Place, situated directly next to the city’s main transport interchange, intends to become the first project of this scale in Poland to be rated “Outstanding” in the BREEAM certification scheme.

The general contractor of Varso Place is HB Reavis Construction, a part of HB Reavis Group. Construction works began in December 2016, with the final handover scheduled for 2020.