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Permission for modern art

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POLAND The final building permit has been issued for the project to build the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, which is to be built in front of the Palace of Culture and Science facing onto ul. Marszałkowska.

The tender to select the general contractor has already been launched, with the final decision probably to be made in September. City officials hope to get the construction work going this year. The museum building as well as the new home of Teatr R are to be opened in December 2021. According to the city, the ownership of the site has now been settled.

The architectural competition for the design of the museum was won by the Thomas Phifer and Partners studio. The Polish partner of TPaP is the APA Wojciechowski studio. ECM Group Polska in a consortium with Portico Project Management is involved in the project as the contract engineer. Engineering support for the project is being provided by Polish firm Buro Happold. According to Thomas Phifer, the architecture of the project will complement the retail buildings on the other side of ul. Marszałkowska. The interiors are to be dominated by concrete elements and white finishes.

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Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Colliers chosen for University Business Park

schedule 23 July 2021
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Colliers has been chosen to be the exclusive commercialisation agent for University Business Park in Łódź, which is owned by Globe Trade Centre.

Architecture and urban planning

CZECH REPUBLIC Dutch duo wins Brno station design competition

schedule 23 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Dutch studios Benthem Crouwel Architekten and West 8 have won the competition to design a new central railway station for Brno, in what was the largest architectural competition in the history of the Czech Republic.

Green projects

ROMANIA NEPI obtains EUR 73 mln green loan

schedule 23 July 2021
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided a provides a EUR 73 mln green loan to NE Property BV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEPI Rockcastle, for the development of sustainable real estate in Romania.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw office vacancy hits 12 pct

schedule 23 July 2021
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At the end of Q2 2021, the total modern office stock in Warsaw amounted to almost 6.1 mln sqm, according to the latest figures from PINK (the Polish Chamber of Commercial Properties). The vacancy rate was up by 1.1 pp q-o-q and by 4.6 pp y-o-y to 12.5 pct.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Apple Museum at Norblin Factory

schedule 22 July 2021
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A museum dedicated to Apple products is to open in the Norblin Factory complex in the autumn with 1,500 exhibits related to the development and evolution of the company’s technology.

Infrastructure

POLAND Warbud to build new Kostrzyn bridge

schedule 22 July 2021
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Warbud is to rebuild a road bridge over the river Warta in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, close to the Polish-German border.

Retail & leisure

CZECH REPUBLIC Patria buys two retail parks

schedule 22 July 2021
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Patria has bought two retail parks from Czech developer KPD – in Ovčáry just outside in Kolín in central Bohemia and in Mohelnice in the Olomouc district of Moravia.

Public buildings

POLAND Złota 44 sales hit record figures

schedule 22 July 2021
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In Q2 2021, the value of the apartments sold in the exclusive Złota 44 residential tower in Warsaw was 28 pct higher than the previous highest figure recorded in Q4 2020.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND City takes up 12,000 sqm in Widok Towers

schedule 21 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Warsaw city council has leased 12,000 sqm in the newly completed Widok Towers in the centre of the capital.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Axi Immo happy in Spektrum and Muchowiec

schedule 21 July 2021
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Industrial and office agency Axi Immo has renewed the leases for its premises on the top floor of Spektrum Tower in Warsaw’s CBD as well as in Muchowiec Active Park in Katowice.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY RTL to broadcast from Liget

schedule 21 July 2021
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RTL Services, the business services company for Magyar RTL Televízió, has signed a long-term lease for space in the Liget Center and the Liget Auditórium office buildings in Budapest, which are owned by Wing.

Retail & leisure

ROMANIA Scallier buys Timişoara project for FunShop Park

schedule 21 July 2021
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Polish developer Scallier has acquired a retail park development from Oasis Retail & Development Consulting in Timişoara for an undisclosed sum.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Austrian office investors pump up the volume

schedule 20 July 2021
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Almost EUR 300 mln was invested in Romanian real estate in H1 2021, according to figures provided by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. A large contribution to the volume was provided by the increased activity of Austrian office investors.

Retail & leisure

HUNGARY Spar invests across Hungary

schedule 20 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Spar Hungary has recently opened two new supermarkets and reopened two refurbished stores in an investment of EUR 5.3 mln in its Hungarian store network.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND MLP Poznań West to grow by 43,000 sqm

schedule 20 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

MLP Group has contracted Poznań-based W.P.I.P. to expand its MLP Poznań West project in Dąbrówka on the city’s western outskirts. The general contractor is to build more than 43,000 sqm of new space, with the construction work due to begin by the end of this month.

Infrastructure

CZECH REPUBLIC Skanska wins EUR 77 mln D55 contract

schedule 20 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Skanska has been awarded a contract worth more than CZK 1.95 bln (app. EUR 77 mln) from the Czech highway authority to build a section of the D55 motorway in the area of Staré Město in Moravia.

Investment & finance

CEE REGION GTC goes for greener financing

schedule 19 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Fresh from its successful EUR 500 mln green bond issue, its disposal of its Serbian portfolio and a number of acquisitions in Budapest, Eurobuild CEE asked Globe Trade Centre’s president, Yovav Carmi, and CFO Ariel Ferstman, about the company’s post-pandemic plans

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Raben moves into Panattoni Gdańsk Airport

schedule 19 July 2021
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Logistics operator Raben Logistics Polska has leased 7,560 sqm of warehouse space in Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Accolade to build two more Szczecin parks

schedule 19 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech industrial real estate investor and developer Accolade has acquired two sites in Szczecin’s Załom-Kasztanowe district for the development of 73,000 sqm gla of warehousing.

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA DB Cargo chooses One Controceni Park for HQ

schedule 19 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Deutsche Bahn Cargo Romania, the Romanian subsidiary of Europe’s largest railway carrier, is to relocate its headquarters to One Cotroceni Park, close to Bucharest city centre.

Latest in Public buildings

schedule 22 July 2021

Złota 44 sales hit record figures

In Q2 2021, the value of the apartments sold in the exclusive Złota 44 residential tower in Warsaw was 28 pct higher than the previous highest figure recorded in Q4 2020.

schedule 20 April 2021

Skanska to build archive in Nowy Sącz

Skanska has signed a deal with the National Archive in Kraków to build the country’s largest archive building in Nowy Sącz.

schedule 13 April 2021

Work soon to start on Warsaw Symphony hall

The Sinfonia Varsovia symphony orchestra has received the last of the design documentation for its new centre.

schedule 30 March 2021

Green P+R for Černý Most

A P+R car park for 880 vehicles is under construction in Černý Most (Prague 9).

schedule 05 February 2021

Hochtief wins PLN 172 mln contract for Kraków science centre

Hochtief Polska has been awarded a PLN 172 mln contract to build the new home of Małopolskie Centrum Nauki Cogiteon (the Cogiteon Małopolskie Science Centre) in Kraków.

schedule 02 February 2021

Building permit for Teatr Rozmaitości

A building permit has been issued for the Teatr Rozmaitości in Warsaw and work can begin on the building designed by New York architectural studio Thomas Phifer and Partners with PA Wojciechowski and Buro Happold.

schedule 20 January 2021

Erbud wins PLN 22.5 mln Mińsk Mazowiecki police HQ contract

Erbud has been awarded a PLN 22.5 mln net contract for the construction of the Mińsk Mazowiecki county police headquarters.

schedule 06 November 2020

Delta Holding bids EUR 17.5 mln for Sava Center

Delta Holding has submitted an offer in the latest public tender for the purchase of the Sava Center congress hall in Belgrade.

schedule 09 October 2020

BIM 5D used on Warsaw hospital

The Polish branch of Strabag together with Strabag subsidiary Ed. Züblinare to use BIM 5D [Building Information Modelling] to expand and modernise the Bielański Hospital in Warsaw in a contract worth app. EUR 27 mln.

schedule 05 October 2020

Invalidovna to be put back on its feet

The Czech National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) has unveiled its plans for the renovation of the Invalidovna building in Prague’s Karlín district.

schedule 08 September 2020

Eften enters residential rental market

Riga-based fund manager Eften Capital is to enter the residential rental market by establishing a new fund to invest in rental apartment buildings in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

schedule 07 August 2020

Sava Centar on sale for EUR 27.42 mln

The City of Belgrade has put the Sava Centar congress hall up for auction with a starting price of EUR 27.42 mln.

schedule 07 August 2020

Corner House in Riga up for sale

VNĪ, the Latvian state real estate company, is putting up for sale Tetera House (or the Corner House) in Riga.

schedule 14 July 2020

Merko wins EUR 34 mln hospital contract

AS Merko Ehitus Eesti has been awarded an app, EUR 33.8 mln design and construction contract by the North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation for the third phase of its medical centre in Tallinn’s Mustamäe district.

schedule 14 July 2020

Skanska to build Poznań children’s ward

Skanska has been awarded a PLN 26 mln gross contract by the K. Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań for the construction of a new wing of the Karol Jonscher Clinic. The paediatric ward should be ready in 2022.

schedule 05 June 2020

Skanska completes largest Polish archive

POLAND Skanska has completed the new home of the National Archives in Kraków, which according to the company is the largest complex of its type in Poland.

schedule 27 May 2020

Coventry coming to Wrocław in September

POLAND Coventry University’s new Wrocław campus will be ready to welcome its first intake in September, subject to the Polish government lifting Covid-19 restrictions.

schedule 21 April 2020

Skanska to build medical faculty

POLAND Skanska is to construct a new medical faculty for the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (UKSW).

schedule 31 March 2020

Strabag to build Toruń Uni vet centre

POLAND Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń has commissioned Strabag to construct a veterinary medicine centre.

schedule 20 March 2020

GTC sees profits rise

EUROPE GTC has recorded a EUR 73 mln profit before tax.

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