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Rope-free elevators to revolutionize construction industry?

Technology
WORLD German steel supplier ThyssenKrupp has developed a rope-free elevator system. The company used linear motors in elevator cabins and horizontal shaft-changing cabin systems to transform conventional elevator transportation model into metro-like system.

The Multi elevator technology aims to increase transport capacities and efficiency while reducing the elevator footprint and peak loads from the power supply in the urban buildings. Similarly to a metro system, the Multi design can incorporate various self-propelled elevator cabins per shaft running in a loop. The company’s engineers believe that several cabins in the same shaft moving vertically and horizontally will permit buildings to adopt different heights, shapes, and purposes. The Multi system requires smaller shafts than conventional elevators, and can increase a building’s usable area by up to 25 pct, says the company. ThyssenKrupp also stresses that although the ideal building height for the rope-free lightweight elevator installations starts at 300 metres, the system is not constrained by a building’s height. The first Multi elevator unit is set to be in tests by 2016.

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Investment & finance

HUNGARY Resolution debuts on the Danube

schedule 23 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

London-based Resolution Property has bought two office buildings in Budapest from Hungarian fund manager Adventum: Margit Palace and Buda Square. for an undisclosed sum.

Residential

POLAND Capital Park buys Polish Hook sites

schedule 23 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Capital Park has concluded a preliminary agreement for the purchase of two plots in Gdańsk with a total area of 1.3 ha on the Polski Hak [Polish Hook] headland in Gdańsk’s port area.

Investment & finance

Poland Fuzja gains financing

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

Echo Investment has been granted a loan by Bank Pekao to construct three office buildings in the mixed-use Fuzja project on ul. Tymienickiego in Łódź.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania VGP builds big in Brașov

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

VGP has started construction work on a business park in Brașov. The first industrial building will have an area of 9,400 sqm and is to be delivered around the middle of next year.

Office & mixed-use development

Croatia Generali enters the Matrix

schedule 20 November 2020

GTC Group has signed a lease agreement with insurer Generali for over 2,500 sqm of modern office space in the Matrix B building in Zagreb.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Ghelamco starts Craft work

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

Ghelamco has begun the construction of the Craft office building at the junction of ul. Chorzowska and ul. Ściegiennego in Katowice near the Silesia City Center shopping centre.

Eurobuild Awards

POLAND Maciej Dyjas – nominee for the Real Estate Personality of the Year

schedule 14 November 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

Each year Eurobuild has the privilege to pick out a select few who have stood out from other players on the real estate market and nominate them for the Personality of the Year in Commercial Real Estate Award. So who are this year’s candidates, what’s their recipe for success and what has paved their way on the road to the summit?

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Jupiter set for Supernova

schedule 20 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Austrian retail real estate investor Supernova has bought the Jupiter City shopping centre in Pitești from local company Mall Retail Rom, which is owned by Israeli concern Jupiter Group.

Green projects

CZECH REPUBLIC Outstanding news for Flow Building

schedule 20 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The Flow Building on Wenceslas Square in Prague has become the first building in the Czech Republic to be awarded a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certificate – the highest possible rating.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Green cross-dock for DB Schenker in Rzeszów

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Panattoni is developing a 6,000 sqm cross-docking terminal for DB Schenker in Rzeszów.

Construction

Slovakia Strabag renovates more track

schedule 19 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

A consortium of Eurovia, Subterra, Strabag. and AŽD Praha has been awarded a EUR 323 mln contract to build the Žilina-Teplička railway station and to modernise one of the most important Slovak railway junctions.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland UL comes to Bolero Office Point

schedule 19 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

UL International Polska has opened a research and certification centre in Bolero Office Point 2.

Property and Facility Management

Czech Republic Arcadis gets Well

schedule 19 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

Arcadis Czech Republic has announced it has been awarded a WELL Health-Safety Rating for the Facility Operations and Management for its Czech Republic portfolio.

Residential

POLAND Riverview the first Polish estate with LEED

schedule 19 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Riverview in Gdańsk has become the first residential estate in Poland to receive a LEED certificate.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Hellmann bigs it up in Bor

schedule 18 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has leased an additional 12,000 sqm in CTPark Bor in Western Bohemia.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Aviva sells Wrocław Business Park to Panattoni

schedule 18 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Panattoni has acquired Wrocław Business Park from Aviva Investors.

Eurobuild Awards

POLAND The Eurobuild Awards 2020 – the nomination process has been completed!

schedule 17 November 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

The first stage of the preparations for the 11th Eurobuild Awards is now behind us – with the completion of the registration process for companies and projects in 24 categories.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY GLP enters ZenGarden

schedule 17 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Warehouse investor and developer GLP Hungary has moved its head office to the ZenGarden building in Budapest.

Investment & finance

POLAND Hines buys Wrocław mega-warehouse

schedule 17 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

US investor Hines has acquired 123,500 sqm logistics park in Wrocław from GLL Real Estate Partners for an undisclosed sum.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA CTP seals largest deal of 2020

schedule 16 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech industrial developer CTP has acquired twelve buildings owned by Cromwell Property Group in CTPark Bucharest for an undisclosed sum.

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schedule 19 August 2020

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schedule 11 August 2020

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schedule 11 August 2020

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schedule 20 July 2020

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schedule 29 June 2020

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schedule 25 June 2020

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During the pandemic digitisation has become fundamental to business development and stability, according to the findings of the “Omnichannel – from evolution to revolution. A look at the pandemic” report by Colliers International.

schedule 28 May 2020

Colliers installs Office App in Poland

POLAND Colliers International is to introduce the Dutch smart office system Office App to the office buildings it manages in Poland.

schedule 29 April 2020

Smart roofs for 7R

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schedule 15 April 2020

Echo recruits Aurelia for home sales

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schedule 24 March 2020

Automated warehousing by MW

POLAND MW, a company that is 60 pct owned by M.B.B Logistics and 40 pct owned by Wing Sing Supply Chain, has created a robot management system, which uses machine learning to improve its order processing operations over time.

schedule 18 March 2020

Keeping tabs on the tenant

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schedule 16 March 2020

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schedule 16 March 2020

Algorithms sweet algorithms

POLAND Kraków-based residential estate agent engine Obido.pl has received a PLN 1 mln EU subsidy for the development of an artificial intelligence laboratory.

schedule 16 March 2020

Blåkläder hires more robots

Swedish workwear manufacturer Blåkläder has now added ten more robots to its AutoStore cube storage automation system in its main warehouse in Svenljunga.

schedule 11 March 2020

Budimex researches roads that repair themselves

POLAND General contractor Budimex, together with the Warsaw University of Technology is developing a self-repairing road surface with a PLN 2.5 mln grant from the National Centre for Research and Development. The research is to be completed at the end of December 2022.

schedule 09 March 2020

Bank Pekao goes digital

POLAND Bank Pekao has introduced new digital communication systems in its branch at ul. Krucza 50 (the Cedet building) in Warsaw city centre.

schedule 11 February 2020

Żabka moves into Nowy Rynek

POLAND The new HQ of convenience store chain Żabka in Poznań has been designed specifically to encourage creativity.

schedule 11 February 2020

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schedule 11 February 2020

Żabka moves into Nowy Rynek

POLAND The new HQ of convenience store chain Żabka in Poznań has been designed specifically to encourage creativity.

schedule 03 February 2020

Logistics innovations from Warsaw and the US

WORLD C.H. Robinson has launched its Robinson Labs innovation incubator for the development of systems for the logistics sector.

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