News Article Czech Republic development office Skanska
by Property Forum | Office

Skanska has completed the superstructure of the Port7 project in Prague which will offer more than 35,800 sqm of office and retail space. After 16 months, construction of the building reached the top floor deploying 31,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,100 tons of steel reinforcement.

Completion of Port7 is planned for the second quarter of 2023 and nearly one-third of the building has already been leased. Oční centrum Praha, an eye clinic, will use 1,600 sqm on the ‘Edinburgh’ building’s ground floor. Insurance and financial services group Direct leased the whole ‘Alexandria’ building with 4,200 sqm including retail space. Scott.Weber Workspace, a flexible office and coworking space provider, signed a contract for 3,800 sqm in the ‘Edinburgh’ building.

“We have finished the whole superstructure including the highest building with 10 above-ground levels. The project has also two underground floors that are dedicated mostly to car parking. We used four tower cranes and about 150 workers participated in the works, especially carpenters and steel fixers,” explains Jan Hes, Project Manager of Port7.

Construction works will now progress with the installation of façades. Moreover, Skanska is progressing with the watertight layers on roofs and terraces of buildings while in the interiors it proceeds with the mechanical and electrical infrastructure, assembly of elevators, plasterboard partitions and execution of floor coating and raised floors.

“Along with shell & core construction, Port7 is getting ready for the first fit-outs, which will be delivered in accordance with tenant-provided requirements,” adds Hes.

Port7 aims to receive LEED Platinum, WELL Platinum, and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, which acknowledges the need to protect the health of both tenants and visitors in the post-pandemic era.