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POLAND SLAS has won the PLN 30,000 first prize in a competition to find a concept design for the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.

The studio is now to be given exclusivity in negotiating a contract to complete the design. The design team includes Aleksander Bednarski, Mariusz Komraus and Sonia Manssour-Stawiarska. The acoustics were designed in consultation with Andrzej K. Kłosak of Kraków based company Archakustik.

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Warehouse & industrial

GERMANY MLP Group starts work on Berlin park

schedule 12 August 2020
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Polish warehousing developer MLP Group is about to start the construction of MLP Business Park Berlin I, a city logistics project located to the south of the city.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Kajima completes Oponeo HQ

schedule 12 August 2020
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Kajima Poland has completed the extension and reconstruction of the Bydgoszcz headquarters of tyre e-retailer Oponeo.pl.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Polish office market surviving but set for a correction – C&W

schedule 12 August 2020
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The total office stock in Poland’s nine largest cities grew by 6 pct y-o-y in H1 2020, despite the lockdown, according to research by Cushman & Wakefield.

Technology

Poland Robot blasts germs with UV

schedule 11 August 2020

The first Polish robot to use UV-C light for disinfection has been put to use in a hospital in Wrocław.

Technology

Poland Robots replace dinner ladies

schedule 11 August 2020

The first fully automated canteen in Poland is to open in Sky Tower in Wrocław.

Property and Facility Management

CZECH REPUBLIC Savills for Cimex again

schedule 11 August 2020
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Cimex Group has appointed Savills as the property and leasing manager for twelve commercial properties across the Czech Republic.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Work to start on City Logistics Warsaw Airport II

schedule 11 August 2020
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Panattoni has just announced a Warsaw development, which is to be built on a 1.9 ha site next to the S7 junction with the S8 expressway around six kilometres from Warsaw's Chopin Airport. City Logistics Warsaw Airport II, which is to be built on Warsaw's city limits, will have an area of 9,000 sqm and construction work is to begin in August.

Investment & finance

HUNGARY CPI raises HUF 30 bln from green bonds

schedule 10 August 2020
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Czech real estate developer CPI Property Group auctioned HUF 30 bln (app. EUR 86 mln) of senior unsecured green bonds with a ten-year bullet maturity on August 5th.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Warehouse vacancy creeps up

schedule 10 August 2020
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Both warehouse take-up and supply reached high levels in H1 2020 in Poland, according to Cushman & Wakefield's latest report on the Polish industrial market.

Interior design

POLAND C&W shows off new Hub HQ

schedule 10 August 2020
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Cushman & Wakefield has completed the move of its Warsaw offices to The Warsaw Hub, which has just come into use.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Pretty unvacant in the TriCity

schedule 10 August 2020
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The TriCity office market now has the lowest vacancy of all the major cities in Poland, according to Walter Herz.

Green projects

Hungary LEED Gold for BudaPart

schedule 10 August 2020
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The first office building within Property Market's BudaPart development in Budapest has been awarded LEED 'Gold' certification.

Retail & leisure

BULGARIA Sofia retail rents set to keep on sliding – Colliers

schedule 10 August 2020
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The amount of absorbed retail space in Sofia in H1 decreased by 30 pct compared to H2 2019 to just over 9,000 sqm, according to Colliers International.

Investment & finance

SLOVAKIA Slovak investment weathers the storm

schedule 10 August 2020
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The H1 2020 investment volume in Slovakia reached EUR 432 mln – a 66 pct increase on the same period last year, according to CBRE.

Public buildings

SERBIA Sava Centar on sale for EUR 27.42 mln

schedule 07 August 2020
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The City of Belgrade has put the Sava Centar congress hall up for auction with a starting price of EUR 27.42 mln.

Public buildings

LATVIA Corner House in Riga up for sale

schedule 07 August 2020
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VNĪ, the Latvian state real estate company, is putting up for sale Tetera House (or the Corner House) in Riga.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Romanian investment shakes off sluggishness

schedule 07 August 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Around EUR 408 mln was transacted on Romanian in H1 2020 – an 18 pct y-o-y increase, despite the pandemic, according to Colliers International’s latest Romanian market update.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY Skanska to begin H20ffices in Budapest

schedule 07 August 2020
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Skanska has announced that it will be starting work on its H2Offices development in central Budapest this quarter.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND BGK finds the right Alchemia

schedule 07 August 2020
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Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) has leased 550 sqm of office space for its new regional office in the Aurum building in the Alchemia complex in Gdańsk.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Polish warehouses in record-breaking form in H1

schedule 07 August 2020
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The Polish warehouse market maintained its robust momentum with a record 2.38 mln sqm leased on the Polish warehouse market in H1, according to Axi Immo’s ‘Polish Warehouse Market in H1 2020’ report.

Latest in Public buildings

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.

schedule 13 March 2020

Warbud builds administratively

POLAND Warbud is to build two administrative buildings on ul. Plebiscytowa in Opole.

schedule 09 March 2020

Stadium designed for GKS

POLAND The design for the GKS stadium in Katowice has been chosen and work will begin soon in an investment of almost PLN 240 mln

schedule 09 March 2020

Poznań Arena to be reconstructed

POLAND Work on the reconstruction of the Poznań Arena sport hall is to start in H1 this year in an investment of PLN 100 mln

schedule 05 March 2020

Visitors flock to Dream Island

RUSSIA The largest indoor theme park in Europe, Dream Island in Moscow, was visited by more than 150,000 people in the first two days since its opening.

schedule 24 February 2020

Media library to come to Łódź

POLAND The buildings at ul. Moniuszki 3 and 5 in Łódź are to be completely renovated to house the Mediateka media library.

schedule 03 February 2020

Budimex to extend Szczecin theatre

POLAND On Friday, January 24th, 2020, the Polish Theatre in Szczecin appointed Budimex as the general contractor to extend the Polish Theatre in Szczecin.

schedule 24 January 2020

Educating the masses

RUSSIA The largest school in Russia with places for 2,500 pupils has opened, but not in time for the beginning of the school year in September.

schedule 23 January 2020

Smarter and more exotic

POLAND Sosnowiec city council has announced a tender for the construction of the Centrum Edukacji Ekologicznej – Egzotarium environmental education centre.

schedule 22 January 2020

Lazarus back from the dead

POLAND Poznań city council has signed an agreement with Skanska for the redevelopment of the Łazarski market, which will involve the creation of a shopping and recreation area with a covered market, wider pavements, new infrastructure and more greenery.

schedule 21 January 2020

Elderly care centre on its way in Białołęka

POLAND Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski has laid the foundation stone for the construction of a medical pavilion for the elderly at the Stołeczne Centrum Opiekuńczo – Lecznicze care centre on ul. Mehoffera in the city’s Białołęka district.

schedule 21 January 2020

Motorbiking under a new roof

POLAND A roofed speedway stadium for more than 15,000 spectators is to be built in Lublin. Next to the new stadium the city authorities are also planning to build a sports and recreation complex with football pitches.

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