Panattoni has started the development of 25,000 sqm of speculative space on ul. Dostawcza in Łódź. It is to be a brownfield development built on the site of a former gas bottling plant. City Logistics Łódź VI is to be certified under BREEAM for a rating of ‘Excellent’ with the developer to take measures such as preparing the roofs for solar panel installations.
Industrial halls, which are being built on the site of former poultry farms in Liberec, have a new owner. The investment fund CB Property Investors from the Crowdberry group has become the new owner for more than CZK 1 billion (€42 million), Seznamzpravy.cz reports.
Trikaya Investment Fund is changing its strategy to ensure stable returns for its investors and it is now adding residential projects to its portfolio. The first is the Brno project Čtvrť Pod Hády by the Trikaya development group of the same name. The estimated value of the entire project is more than CZK 4 billion (€168.5 million), writes e15.cz.
VGP has acquired a new tenant for its newly prepared technology park in Ústí nad Labem, situated in the northern part of the Czech Republic at a 90-kilometre distance from Prague. The new tenant in Hall A at VGP Park Ústí nad Labem City is Bosal, a company from the automotive industry.
Building warehouses at post-industrial sites is more difficult and complicated than greenfield projects. It takes more time and money. Brownfield sites are, however, an excellent alternative for developers facing a shortage of land. Brownfield redevelopment is also aligned with sustainability and urban renewal, say Jakub Kurek, Head of Industrial and Warehouse, Newmark Polska, and Michał Rafałowicz, Regional Director, Newmark Polska.
The UDI Group has acquired an industrial site in Brno in January, which it will operate for the time being while preparing for future redevelopment. At the moment, the plan is to build offices and hotel-type accommodations. If the city changes the zoning plan, as it seeks to do, the developer's final project may change to reflect this. Construction would be done in phases, with the first phase to begin within two years. The developer announced the acquisition without disclosing the transaction price.
AFI Europe has completed its third rental housing project in Prague this year. AFIHome Kolbenova, the first apartment building in the new multifunctional district AFI City in Prague 9, has now been approved.
Slovak developer Corwin has gained the final building permit for its Ljubljana office project Vilharia. Slovenia's large office complex, which will be built on the brownfield area, is now set to start construction at the beginning of 2023. It will bring 36,000 sqm of prime office space into the centre of the Slovenian capital.
UDI Group, an international development group with Czech roots, is planning a massive construction in Belgrade, Serbia. It plans to build the Duga project with 2,320 apartments and 40,000 sqm of offices on the site of a former factory for almost €392 million. Construction is expected to start next year, UDI Group reported.
YIT has approved the residential project Parvi Cibulka, which was created by revitalising a former factory in Prague 5 into loft-type housing. Only less than a third of the 150 units are left to be purchased. The building also includes nine non-residential premises.
The Access Group, the UK provider of business management software, has leased 4,200 sqm of office space in Iulius Town Timișoara. More than 400 specialists work in the Global Operation Center based in United Business Center 0, and the company plans to double the number of tech specialists by the end of this year.
Centrumrowerowe.pl is opening a stationary shop in Warsaw. The shop will be located in the CH Okęcie Park and will be launched on 1 April. It is to have as much as 2,700 sqm of floor space.
Intive global tech company has let 62 workstations in the flexible Myhive office in Myhive Crown Tower (Warsaw), belonging to CPI Property Group. Savills and Workthere assisted with the transaction.
CPI Property Group is expanding its retail leasing department. Dariusz Kafara has been appointed as the new Leasing Manager. At the Warsaw branch of the company, Dariusz is responsible for maintaining the maximum level of commercialisation in two retail park chains from the group's portfolio - CityMarket and STOP SHOP.
Brian Nyeng Olesen, formerly head of commercial at the Salling Group, has been appointed as the new managing director of Netto Polska. The position was previously held by Hugo Mesquita.
M Core appoints Magdalena Kowalewska as the new Chief Operating Officer at LCP Properties, Poland. This comes at the same time that Krystian Modrzejewski has accepted a post as the Group Head of Expansion for Poland, where he will be responsible for realising the opportunity for land and asset acquisition in aid of portfolio growth. LCP Properties Poland is part of the M Core group, which brings together family-owned companies that invest in and manage real estate. It comprises LCP, Proudreed, Sheet Anchor, GIPAM and Evolve Estates.
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