Skanska has opened the 27,000 sqm first phase of the H2Offices complex on Budapest's Váci Road office corridor. Construction of the second phase may start in H2 2023, with the third and final to be handed over in 2026 or 2027.
In Prague 7, Skanska is preparing the first office project in the Czech Republic which is being built on the principle of the circular economy. The Mercury project is being built with materials from demolished buildings and will have 20,000 sqm of premium office and retail space.
Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch, President and CEO of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in CEE has talked to Property Forum about the changing role of offices, skyrocketing energy prices and the incoming supply gap in the Polish office market.
The area of former factories and industrial halls in Prague 9 will be transformed into a modern urban district. Skanska is now planning to invest more than CZK 1 billion (€41 million) in the Alfred apartment building there. The building, which is part of the second phase of the construction of the district of industrialist Emil Kolben, is expected to be completed in 2025, reports E15.cz.
The office market is going through a period of stagnation, recording demand values similar to those of 2021, while new deliveries amounted to 105,000 sqm by September 2022, compared to 154,000 sqm in the same period of last year, according to real estate consultancy JLL Romania.
Skanska Residential is planning to include rental housing in its multi-phase projects in the Czech Republic as an additional product to its standard offer. However, the company mainly wants to focus on building homes in Prague for long-term living. Property Forum talked to Petr Michálek, CEO of Skanska Residential.
Two years after the start of construction, Skanska has completed works on the P180 office building, located at the Wilanowska metro station. The building received an occupancy permit, which means that the Warsaw office market has gained an additional 32,000 sqm of office space. IT specialists from the international Netcompany moved into the newly commissioned office building, which offers the tenant 6,000 sqm of space.
Aurelia Luca, Executive Vice President Operations Hungary and Romania at Skanska spoke to Property Forum about the flexibility of office space amid the popularity of hybrid working and the ESG criteria that will dominate office leasing and investment activity in the coming years.
Property developer Skanska has named Anamaria Crețu and Tamara Guleryuz as Leasing & Asset Managers for the Romanian portfolio. The roles contribute to the growth of the business and the improvement of the experience offered to clients and occupiers of buildings.
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.
Reka Rubber Polska, manufacturer of rubber products, will double its lease at MLP Poznań West to close to 4,000 sqm. The company is expected to move into the new facility in the second quarter of 2023.
Intersport will open a new large outlet in the recently refurbished GOBUDA Mall in Budapest in Q3 2023. The firm joins German retailer Wellensteyn and Hungarian retailer Budmil, both started to trade there in March. A new Wok'n Go restaurant will be available in the mall in the Summer.
Wolt has leased office space in Warsaw's Lumen building. As a result of the transaction, the new tenant has taken nearly 900 sqm. The office building in the centre of Warsaw is owned and managed by Globalworth Poland.
Jacek Kostrzewski, Managing Director of Gleeds Poland, has been appointed as a Member of the company's Management Board, effective 7th of March, 2023. Kostrzewski is responsible for shaping the company's strategy, managing its operations and further developing the company on the Polish market in terms of current, as well as new services and sectors.
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.
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