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Architecture and urban planning
POLAND The European commission has awarded Warsaw the main prize of EUR 150,000 in the Access City Award 2020 competition for improving access for the disabled.
“With the Access City Award, winning cities can be an inspiration for other EU cities and beyond that encounter similar challenges. Warsaw, the winner of the tenth edition, is a model for others, showing that a lot can be done in a very short amount of time and that commitment can be key to success,” said Marianne Thyssen, European commissioner for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility at the awards ceremony. A total of 47 cities entered. The second and third places went t Castellóde la Plana in Spain and Skellefteå in Sweden, while Chania in Greece, Tartu n Estonia and Evreux in France received special mentions.

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Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Cube to open plant in CTPark Cheb

schedule 24 September 2021
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German bicycle manufacturer Cube is to open a 10,000 sqm production plant in CTPark Cheb in the far west of the country.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Uni-logistics leases in Panattoni Park Tricity East VI

schedule 24 September 2021
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Polish freight company Uni-logistics has leased 5,825 sqm of warehouse and office space in Panattoni Park Tricity East VI.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Torus starts work on Punkt

schedule 23 September 2021

Construction work has begun in the Wrzeszcz district of Gdańsk on the Punkt office building.

Investment & finance

Poland LCP on spending spree

schedule 23 September 2021

The Pasaż Warmiński retail park in Lidzbark Warmiński has been purchased by LCP.

Investment & finance

Poland White Stone buys in Bielany

schedule 23 September 2021

White Stone has bought a second plot of land in the Huta Warszawa area of Warsaw’s Bielany district next to the Młociny metro station.

Investment & finance

POLAND Galeria Malta in Poznań changes hands

schedule 23 September 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

The Galeria Malta shopping centre in Poznań has been sold by Sierra Balmain. The buyer and the transaction price have yet to be disclosed.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND JLL to fit out 13 CPI office buildings

schedule 23 September 2021
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JLL has been chosen to manage the comprehensive fit-out projects for 13 office buildings owned by CPI in Warsaw with a combined area of 320,000 sqm gla.

Retail & leisure

SLOVAKIA Eperia second stage opens in Prešov

schedule 23 September 2021
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JTRE is to open the second stage of the Eperia shopping centre in Prešov in eastern Slovakia today (September 23rd).

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Panattoni takes Action in Bieruń

schedule 23 September 2021
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Panattoni is completing a 60,800 sqm logistics centre in Bieruń in Upper Siliesia for retail chain Action.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland C&W take on Podolska 21

schedule 22 September 2021

Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed as an exclusive leasing agent and is to commercialise the 13,500 sqm Podolska 21 office building in Gdynia.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Silesian warehouse boom

schedule 22 September 2021

Between Q3 2020 and the end of Q2 2021, 1.1 mln sqm of warehouse space was leased across Upper Silesia, with only the Warsaw region seeing more leasing activity, according to the latest figures from Axi Immo.

Green projects

World Skanska to be even greener

schedule 22 September 2021

Skanska has announced it will tackle its own greenhouse emissions more aggressively and cut its 2015 CO2 emissions by 70 pct by 2030.

Retail & leisure

Poland Retail centre development at full throttle

schedule 22 September 2021

This year around 209,000 sqm gla in retail parks is expected to come onto the market, according to the 'Retail parks and convenience centres in Poland' report published jointly by Trei and JLL.

Investment & finance

POLAND BentallGreenOak loaned EUR 90 mln for portfolio buy

schedule 21 September 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

PBB Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided a EUR 90 mln investment loan and VAT facility to BentallGreenOak for the acquisition of a Polish warehouse portfolio.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA Golden Fish wish granted in CTPark Bucharest North

schedule 21 September 2021
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Romanian wholesale company Golden Fish has moved into its new 14,500 sqm facility in CTPark Bucharest North.

Warehouse & industrial

CENTRAL EUROPE BayernLB lends EUR 41 mln for MLP in Unna

schedule 21 September 2021
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BayernLB has provided a EUR 41.25 mln loan to Polish industrial developer MLP Group to finance the construction of MLP Logistics Park Unna in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Residential

Poland Spravia starts PRS work for Heimstaden

schedule 20 September 2021

Spravia (formerly known as Budimex Nieruchomości) has started construction work on two, new stages of its Mińska 69 housing estate in Warsaw.

Green projects

Kajima and Griffin invest in green energy

schedule 20 September 2021

Kajima Europe and Griffin Real Estate have announced the establishment of a joint venture to finance and develop renewable energy projects in Poland.

Investment & finance

Segro raises EUR 500 mln in green bond issue

schedule 20 September 2021

Segro has announced the launch and pricing of a ten-year, EUR 500 mln senior unsecured Green bond issue.

Investment & finance

CEE region EUR 200 mln refinancing for Accolade

schedule 20 September 2021

ČSOB and Unicredit Bank have granted Accolade refinancing for its parks in the Czech Republic worth EUR 150 mln (CZK 3.8 bln). This follows the investor’s refinancing of its Polish portfolio last year for EUR 153 million. Additionally, Accolade has announced that financing worth EUR 54 mln has also been granted by Aareal Bank.

Latest in Architecture and urban planning

schedule 31 August 2021

Cavatina unveils US concert hall design

Polish real estate developer Cavatina Holding has unveiled its concept for the Cavatina Concert Hall on Bainbridge Island in Washington state, on the US western seaboard.

schedule 23 July 2021

Dutch duo wins Brno station design competition

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.

schedule 09 July 2021

Anna Gardens opens in Fuzja

Echo Investment has opened Anna Gardens, the first open-access space in Fuzja.

schedule 17 June 2021

Design for ul. Chmielna chosen

RS Architektura Krajobrazu has been announced the winner in the architectural competition to remodel ul. Chmielna in Warsaw.

schedule 02 February 2021

Twenty Polish projects up for Mies van der Rohe Award

Twenty Polish projects have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award for 2022.

schedule 06 January 2021

Warsaw commemorates two 19th century brewers

A new street has been created in Warsaw within Echo Investment's Browary Warszawskie project in Warsaw.

schedule 29 December 2020

Kraków concert hall competition decided

The BE DDJM Architekci studio has won the competition to find a new design for the Kraków Music Centre.

schedule 09 December 2020

White Square awarded

The White Square Office Center, a complex designed by Polish architectural studio APA Wojciechowski, has been voted one of three of the most important architectural developments in Moscow over the last 30 years for the ARCH Moscow architecture and design exhibition.

schedule 14 July 2020

Finns win EBS university competition

Finnish studio ALA Architects has won the competition to design an extension to the Estonian Business School in Tallinn’s central Maakri district.

schedule 09 May 2020

Mirbud inks Ełk contract

POLAND Mirbud’s contract has been finalised for the construction of a Bi1 grocery hypermarket and petrol station next to the Karuzela shopping centre in Ełk in northeastern Poland.

schedule 26 March 2020

Erbud to build Bydgoszcz estate

POLAND Erbud has been awarded a PLN 37.2 mln net contract with Kalisz-based Colian Developer for the construction of a residential project at ul. Garbary 5 in Bydgoszcz.

schedule 23 March 2020

Polish architect wins Kiribati Floating Houses competition

WORLD Marcin Kitala of the Warsaw-based Kuryłowicz & Associates architectural studio has won the Kiribati Floating Houses competition organised by Young Architects Competitions.

schedule 28 February 2020

Horizone designs Brest offices

BELARUS Kraków-based Horizone Studio is preparing the design of the headquarter building of Polish-Belarusian IT company Epol Soft in Brest.

schedule 24 February 2020

Design chosen for Czestochowa station

POLAND Polish State Railways (PKP) has published pictures of the future Częstochowa Główna railway station.

schedule 15 January 2020

Częstochowa station redesigned

POLAND The competition to find a concept design for the Częstochowa Główna station has been won by a project by Top Projekt Marek Wawrzyniak (Rybnik), NStudio (Paris) and Studio Antonini (Paris).

schedule 06 December 2019

Warsaw now for everyone

POLAND The European commission has awarded Warsaw the main prize of EUR 150,000 in the Access City Award 2020 competition for improving access for the disabled.

schedule 18 November 2019

Six left in running to build government estate

POLAND Six architectural studios have been shortlisted out of 93 in a competition to design a residential estate on ul. Ratuszowa in Warsaw as part of the government’s Apartment Plus social housing programme.

schedule 07 November 2019

Modernistic modernisation for Gdynia theatre

POLAND Architectural studio WXCA has prepared the design documentation for the redevelopment of the Witold Gombrowicz Theatre in Gdynia.

schedule 04 November 2019

Three awards for Polish studio

POLAND/BELARUS Warsaw-based architectural studio WXCA has won three awards at the Minsk International Biennale of Young Architects – Leonardo 2019.

schedule 29 October 2019

Blasting off from within Moscow

RUSSIA Construction of the National Space Centre has started in Moscow.

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