News Article Gdańsk Kajima Poland PRS residential student housing
by Property Forum | Residential

Kajima Properties has completed the development of one of Gdansk’s first built-to-rent schemes. A joint venture with local investor Tonsa and Olivia Business Centre, it marks Kajima’s first built-to-rent project in Poland and delivers a range of units from studios to three-bedroom family apartments. The building has been incorporated within the new @Home operational platform and has quick access to central Gdańsk, Olivia Business Centre and the rest of the Tri City area. The 3,185 sqm building has been fully let.

The project utilises an off-site modular construction process that halved the development period and provided significant advantages in specification and quality control. The technologies used to deliver the building lowered the amount of construction waste and its carbon footprint by 11% and will allow occupants to significantly reduce their energy consumption.

Each apartment is fully equipped to a high specification by Design Anatomy, an award-winning Polish design studio. The building benefits from a fully furnished roof terrace with open-air cinema and yoga facilities, an internal social room, professional laundry, ground floor gardens, basement car parking and secure bicycle storage. The façade and common areas of @Home Gdańsk has been decorated with graphics by Seikon, a well-known local muralist, painter & sculptor.

Kajima is an active and long-standing investor in the Polish living space. Since 2019, Kajima has rapidly expanded the Student Depot platform into the largest purpose-built student accommodation provider in Poland. Currently, the platform operates 2,500 student beds across key university cities and has another 1,500 under construction.

Stephen Young, Investment Manager at Kajima Properties Europe said: “Having developed and managed numerous multifamily schemes globally, we are proud to continue building our European BTR portfolio alongside our partners here in Poland. As the demand for high-quality rental housing continues to grow across Europe, we see considerable growth opportunities for the future."