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Skanska paving fights smog in Gdańsk

Green projects
POLAND Anti smog paving is to be laid down next to the Wave office building under development by Skanska in Gdańsk.

The first such paving slabs were laid in Warsaw and Kraków. Photo-catalysts in the concrete use light from the sun to break down harmful air-borne pollutants. According to Skanska’s measurements nitrogen dioxide levels can fall by as much as 30 pct in the areas around such paving.

“Through our work with technological and scientific partners, we have demonstrated that our system can play a role in the fight against smog in cities and this is why we are introducing anti-smog concrete in projects across seven Polish cities,” says Anna Tryfon-Bojarska, the innovation manager at Skanska. Green concrete was first used at Rondo Daszyńskiego, where the Generation Park complex is under construction and it has also been laid around the High5ive project in Kraków. The first stage of the Wave project is to be delivered in June 2020.

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Hotels

HUNGARY Crowne Plaza comes to Budapest

schedule 23 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Gránit Pólus Group for the Hilton Budapest City hotel in the city centre to be re-branded as the Crowne Plaza Budapest in 2021.

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
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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.

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?

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Ghelamco starts Craft work

schedule 20 November 2020
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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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Latest in Green projects

schedule 20 November 2020

Outstanding news for Flow Building

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.

schedule 04 November 2020

7R joins the ranks of the green

7R, a developer of warehouse and industrial space, has joined the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC).

schedule 05 October 2020

Galeria Chełm takes BREEAM

The Galeria Chełm shopping centre in Chełm, developed jointly by Acteeum and Equilis, has been awarded a BREEAM certificate with a rating of 'Very Good'.

schedule 28 September 2020

Skanska brings anti-smog pavements to Poznań

Skanska is to build the first anti-smog pavement in Poznań in its Nowy Rynek development.

schedule 17 September 2020

Funshop Parks to be green parks

Polish company Scallier, which is developing the Funshop Park chain of retail parks in Romania, has opted to obtain BREEAM certification for all its new parks.

schedule 14 September 2020

Warburg-HIH to make entire portfolio carbon neutral

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate is to convert all the properties in its portfolio to green electricity and carbon neutral natural gas.

schedule 10 September 2020

Lidl the green leader of retailers

Lidl has attained the highest BREEAM scores in Romania for a retailer for three of the buildings in its portfolio, claims the company.

schedule 31 August 2020

Prologis exceedingly green

Warehouse developer Prologis exceeded its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance (ESG) objectives across its global platform in 2019, according to its annual ESG impact report.

schedule 27 August 2020

Vox Technology Park top of the green tree

Vox Technology Park in Timişoara has obtained BREEAM In-Use v6 sustainable certification with a rating of ‘Outstanding’, the highest possible score.

schedule 25 August 2020

Gold award for Churchill

The Churchill Square office development in Prague has been awarded LEED ‘Gold’ certification.

schedule 20 August 2020

Skanska applies for nine new Well antivirus certificates

Skanska is to apply for the new Well Health-Safety Rating for nine of its buildings in the CEE region.

schedule 20 August 2020

Panattoni engages young minds for green solutions

Panattoni is for the third time taking part in Polish Supply Management Leaders’ Top 100 Young project, which engages students in sustainable development projects. The industrial developer has been involved in the scheme since its inception.

schedule 19 August 2020

CTP now 100 pct BREEAM certified in Hungary

CTP has completed the BREEAM-In-Use certification of its entire Hungarian portfolio, by securing certificates at the ‘Excellent’ level for four of the Czech developer’s new industrial buildings.

schedule 17 August 2020

Gold for Agora

Two buildings of HB Reavis’ Agora Budapest development – Agora Tower and Agora Hub – have been granted Well pre-certification at the ‘Gold’ level.

schedule 10 August 2020

LEED Gold for BudaPart

The first office building within Property Market's BudaPart development in Budapest has been awarded LEED 'Gold' certification.

schedule 03 August 2020

CTP moves closer to BREEAM for entire portfolio

CTP has achieved BREEAM In-Use certification for more than 80 pct of its industrial portfolio.

schedule 28 July 2020

Panattoni among the green giants

Warehouse developer Panattoni has become a member of the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC), an organisation dedicated to promoting environmentally friendly building practices.

schedule 27 July 2020

Dual chargers introduced at MLP Pruszków I

Polish warehouse developer MLP Group has introduced dual charging stations at its MLP Pruszków I distribution park for electric and hybrid vehicles.

schedule 24 July 2020

Neinver goes from very good to excellent

Neinver has successfully completed the BREEAM In-Use recertification of all its outlet centres in Spain, Italy, Poland and France.

schedule 17 July 2020

7R paves the way to trigeneration

Automotive suspension parts designer and manufacturer BWI Group has opened a new R&D centre in Balice near Kraków – a passive building developed by 7R.

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