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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.

The school is part of the Zilart mixed-use complex in the south of Moscow built on the site of the Zil lorry factory. The 40,000 sqm educational complex was designed as a European-style campus. The centre also offers a number of extracurricular lessons in the arts, , IT, medicine, engineering and biochemistry. The centre includes an auditorium with seating for 1,100 people, two ballet halls, two gyms and a fitness room as well as a large, 1,000 sqm sports hall. The school’s two libraries have almost 120,000 books and include a conference facilities, a reading room for 220 people and a multimedia library. Each of 2,500 pupils has their own locker. A school canteen is also to be built which will eventually serve 22,000 meals a day. The entire complex has CCTV surveillance and its own security service.

Latest news

Investment & finance

POLAND Arrow takes aim at Poland

schedule 01 July 2020
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Arrow Capital Partners has acquired Airport House in Warsaw for its USD 3 bln European Strategic Industrial Real Estate (SIRE) platform for an undisclosed sum.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Panattoni to begin latest Silesian park

schedule 01 July 2020
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Panattoni is to develop its latest warehouse and manufacturing park in Silesia – Panattoni Park Zabrze II.

Investment & finance

POLAND Strong H1 volumes despite the virus

schedule 01 July 2020
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An investment volume of EUR 2.9 bln was transacted on Polish real estate in the second best H1 on record, according to JLL.

Investment & finance

POLAND Investor confidence set to recover – Cresa

schedule 30 June 2020
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Despite the impact of the pandemic, Poland should continue to be an attractive commercial real estate investment destination, according to Cresa.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND GFT moves HQ to Brama Miasta

schedule 30 June 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

German software provider GFT is moving its Polish headquarters in Łódź to the first building of the Brama Miasta complex in the city centre, where it will occupy three floors and 4,700 sqm.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Skanska seals largest ever lease

schedule 30 June 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Skanska has finalised the signing of a ten-year, 47,000 sqm lease with insurance company PZU for all the office, retail, storage and parking space in the third stage of Generation Park in Warsaw – the entire Y building.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Accolade to invest EUR 47 mln in Gorzów

schedule 30 June 2020
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Accolade has been revealed to be the investor behind the Panattoni Park Gorzów Wielkopolski, which is currently being developed by Panattoni in western Poland.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND MVGM chosen for City One

schedule 29 June 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

MVGM has taken over the management of City One, the first stage of the City Forum office complex in Wrocław.

Office & mixed-use development

Romania Hagag takes on Știrbey Palace

schedule 29 June 2020
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Real estate developer Hagag Development Europe has received the urban planning certificate for its restoration and conversion into offices of Știrbey Palace in Bucharest.

Investment & finance

CZECH REPUBLIC City West C1 and C2 sold for CZK 2 bln

schedule 29 June 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech real estate group Českomoravská Nemovitostní (ČMN) has completed the CZK 2 bln (app. EUR 74.5 mln) acquisition of two office buildings: City West C1 and C2 in Prague’s western Stodůlky district.

Technology

WORLD Investment set to rise in home office tech

schedule 29 June 2020
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As many as 88 pct of EMEA occupiers intend to invest more in technology designed specifically to aid home working, according to CBRE’s 2020 EMEA Occupier Flash Survey.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Wrocław office market on the road to recovery

schedule 29 June 2020
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The Wrocław office market is now on the recovery path after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Polish consultancy Walter Herz.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Poland set for a nearshoring boom?

schedule 29 June 2020
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Poland may become a nearshoring hotspot, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic, claims consultancy Savills.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Elastron comes to North Gate

schedule 29 June 2020
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Leather and fabrics distributor Elastron has leased almost 3,000 sqm in the S5 Wrocław North Gate industrial park in Psary north of Wrocław.

Investment & finance

POLAND Tomasz Trzósło approved as EPP CEO

schedule 29 June 2020
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A general meeting of shareholders has approved the appointment of Tomasz Trzósło to the position of CEO of EPP.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw Unit puts on dragon skin

schedule 26 June 2020
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Ghelamco Poland is about to complete installing a kinetic façade, called ‘Dragon Skin’, onto its Warsaw Unit office development.

Office & mixed-use development

BULGARIA Landlords in no mood to postpone or lower rents

schedule 25 June 2020
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As many as 71 pct of office tenants in Sofia have asked to defer rental payments and 53 pct have asked for a temporary rent reduction, according to a survey of 85 office landlords in the city by consultancy MBL.

Technology

WORLD Pandemic to speed up digitalisation

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.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland A2 Park delivered

schedule 25 June 2020
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Panattoni has announced that it has completed the development of the A2 Warsaw Park.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Data centre takes 21,000 sqm for 15 years

schedule 25 June 2020
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Savills Investment Management has announced the signing of a 15-year lease of 21,000 sqm in Gate One Business Park in Warsaw.

Latest in Public buildings

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

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 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 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

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.

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 08 January 2020

Szczecin theatre to be given London make-over

POLAND The Helena Majdaniec Summer Theatre, one of the most distinctive buildings in Szczecin, is to be redeveloped and enlarged.

schedule 13 December 2019

More football in Plock

POLAND Mirbud has signed a design & contract with the city of Płock to build a stadium (where Polish premier league football team Wisła Płock will play).

schedule 11 December 2019

The sound of SLAS

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.

schedule 05 December 2019

Polish-Japanese topping off

POLAND A topping off has taken place of a new building for the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJATK) on ul. Koszykowa in central Warsaw.

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