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M2 metro line succumbs to coronavirus

Infrastructure
POLAND Trains now stop at a number of new metro stations in Warsaw including Płocka, Młynów and Księcia Janusza; however, these trains carry no passengers and at present it remains unclear when the Wola section of the M2 metro line is to be opened.

Passengers still have to disembark at Rondo Daszyńskiego, leaving the trains to carry on their journey to empty stations. Just beyond Księcia Janusza there is a siding allowing trains to change directions. The Płocka, Młynów and Księcia Janusza stations are still to undergo final inspections before they are granted the occupancy permit.Already they have already been approved by the fire service and the health and safety inspectorate. However the final inspection by the Provincial Inspectorate of Building Control has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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schedule 24 March 2021
Eurobuild Conferences

We invite all cyclists, both regular bikers and those who only cycle occasionally, to fill in our questionnaire and share their comments and opinions on cycling to work.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Polish logistics firm chooses MLP Business Park Poznań

schedule 13 April 2021
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deputy editor

A Polish logistics company has leased 1,500 sqm of warehouse and office space at MLP Business Park Poznań.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND More cyber security for Business Garden Warsaw

schedule 13 April 2021
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deputy editor

STM Cyber has leased more than 300 sqm in the Business Garden office complex in Warsaw.

Investment & finance

CZECH REPUBLIC AFI buys Prague office park from Tristan

schedule 13 April 2021
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deputy editor

AFI Europe has signed an agreement to acquire Avenir Business Park in Nové Butovice (Prague 5) from UK investor Tristan Capital Partners for EUR 66.5 mln.

Green projects

POLAND Green distinction for Panattoni and DB Schenker

schedule 13 April 2021
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A 5,165 sqm cross-docking terminal developed by Panattoni for DB Schenker in Świdnik on Lublin’s eastern outskirts has receiving BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.

Office & mixed-use development

CEE REGION A more flexible future for offices

schedule 12 April 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

The pandemic has changed the way offices operate forever and accelerated processes that would otherwise have taken years – according to the ‘Workplace Flexibility Vademecum’ report by Skanska’s commercial development business unit in the CEE region and Business Link.

Green projects

Poland Battery reprocessing coming to Poland

schedule 09 April 2021

With a loan of up to EUR 25 mln from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Elemental Holding will establish the first facility in Poland and the EU for recycling both car batteries and other waste containing metals.

Residential

Czech Republic Student accommodation still University owned in Prague

schedule 09 April 2021

The total stock of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Prague stands at more than 28,400 beds.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland High Hope SupplyChain comes to Poznań

schedule 09 April 2021

Trading company High Hope SupplyChain has leased close to 2,500 sqm of warehouse and office space in Panattoni Park Poznań VII.

Investment & finance

POLAND Hungarian investor buys four Warsaw office buildings

schedule 08 April 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Immofinanz has sold four office buildings in Warsaw with a total leasable area of around 45,000 sqm to Hungarian investment manager Indotek Group for EUR 72.5 mln.

Investment & finance

CENTRAL EUROPE S Immo rebuffs Immofinanz over cancelled AGM

schedule 08 April 2021
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deputy editor

S Immo has rejected a request from rival Austrian real estate company Immofinanz (which intends to make a takeover bid for S Immo) not to postpone its AGM, originally scheduled for April 30th 2021.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND Savills takes on Szyperska OC for Investika

schedule 08 April 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Savills has been appointed as the property and leasing manager of Szyperska Office Center in Poznań, which was recently acquired by Czech investment fund Investika.

Investment & finance

Romania Mitiska refinances retail park portfolio

schedule 08 April 2021

Mitiska REIM has secured a EUR 123 mln senior debt facility from Erste Group Bank for its entire retail park portfolio in Romania.

Corporate social responsibility

Poland JLL to advise Robyg on ESG strategy

schedule 08 April 2021

Robyg Group has turned to JLL to advise it on drawing up a comprehensive environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Two tenants in Tischnera

schedule 08 April 2021

 IT companies drEryk and Innergy have leased space from Cavatina Holding in the Tischnera Office building in Kraków and will take up a combined 1,200 sqm.

Residential

Poland Echo gets a voice

schedule 08 April 2021

Echo Investment plans to equip all its apartments with voice-controlled smart home systems that use the Amazon Dot speaker.

Hotels

Baltic states Covid hits Baltic hotels

schedule 08 April 2021

Over 2020, RevPAR slid by 64 pct in Vilnius, 68 pct in Riga, and 72 pct in Tallinn according to figures from the Christie & Co consultancy.

Investment & finance

EUROPE InPost seals Mondial Relay takeover

schedule 08 April 2021
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Polish courier company InPost has announced it has entered into a binding share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 100 pct of the share capital and voting rights of French rival Mondial Relay.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Marmon moves to Brno Airport Park

schedule 08 April 2021
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Marmon Foodservice Technologies has leased a 12,000 sqm production building at Brno Airport Park, which is owned by Czech company Accolade.

Investment & finance

CENTRAL EUROPE Immofinanz insists on S Immo shareholder meeting

schedule 08 April 2021
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Immofinanz has requested that S Immo convenes an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, at which the shareholders are to resolve an amendment to the latter company’s articles of association to cancel its maximum voting right as a condition to allow Immofinanz’s takeover offer for the company to go ahead.

Latest in Infrastructure

schedule 07 April 2021

Work on Ursynów tunnel almost done

Construction work on Warsaw’s southern bypass is nearing completion.

schedule 11 January 2021

Strabag consortium wins EUR 246 mln M6 contract

A consortium led by the Hungarian subsidiary of Strabag has been awarded a HUF 90.45 bln (EUR 245.58 mln) contract to complete the M6 motorway to the Croatian border.

schedule 30 December 2020

Budimex rebuilds Gdynia rail

Budimex is building a railway junction at the Port of Gdynia.

schedule 29 December 2020

Bridges to be built along high speed rail track

Polish Railways [PKP PLK] has signed a contract to modernise 21 bridges, flyovers, and crossings along the Centralna Magistral Kolejowa line.

schedule 29 December 2020

A2 moves towards Belarus

Eight bids have been received in the open tender to build and design a 19 km stretch of the A2 motorway between the Siedlce Zachód junction and Malinowiec.

schedule 07 December 2020

Roads and tramlines for Zielone Arkady in Bydgoszcz

After a year of work a new junction is to open next to Zielone Arkady in Bydgoszcz.

schedule 02 November 2020

Strabag takes on railway renovation project

A consortium including Strabag is to upgrade a single-track railway line between Püspökladány and Biharkeresztes on the Romanian border.

schedule 10 September 2020

Four firms vie for Budapest Chain Bridge contract

Four applications have been made by companies to take on the project of renovating the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in central Budapest.

schedule 14 August 2020

Liszt Ferenc with new airport pier

Pier 1 at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc International Airport opened on August 12th.

schedule 21 July 2020

Strabag wins EUR 202 mln railway job

Austrian construction firm Strabag and local consortium partner GP Group AD has been awarded a EUR 202 mln (BGN 395 mln) contract to modernise a stretch of the Elin Pelin–Kostenets railway line in western Bulgaria. Strabag holds a 51 pct share in the consortium.

schedule 20 July 2020

EU to kick-start recovery with EUR 2.2 bln for transport

The EU is to invest EUR 2.2 bln in key transport projects in all member states as part of its economic recovery plans.

schedule 13 July 2020

Skanska awarded CZK 1.5 bln Brno railway job

Skanska together with railway electrification Elektrizace železnic Praha (Elzel) has been awarded a contract with Správa železnic (SZDC) for the upgrade of an 8.5 km stretch of railtrack in Brno.

schedule 27 May 2020

EUR 30 mln Prague Airport job for Eurovia and Hochtief

CZECH REPUBLIC A consortium comprising Eurovia and Hochtief has been awarded a CZK 835 mln (app. EUR 30.826 mln) contract to expand the second terminal and construct a new runway parallel to it at Václav Havel – Ruzyně Airport in Prague.

schedule 11 May 2020

Italian job for Baltic pipeline

POLAND Italian drilling and engineering company Saipem has been awarded a EUR 280 mln contract by the Polish gas transmission operator Gaz-System for the transportation and installation of a natural gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland in the Baltic Sea. A permit for the work to take place in Swedish waters has also now been issued, allowing the project to go ahead.

schedule 21 April 2020

Strabag to build Satu Mare bridge

ROMANIA Austrian constructor Strabag has been commissioned to build a 640m cable-stayed bridge across the river Someș in the western Romanian city of Satu Mare.

schedule 20 April 2020

Skanska wins Karviná bypass contract

CZECH REPUBLIC Skanska has been awarded a CZK 900 mln [app. EUR 33 mln] contract by The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic [ŘSD ČR] to construct a new bypass for Karviná, close to the Polish border in the Moravian-Silesian region of the country.

schedule 17 April 2020

YIT gets stuck into Lithuanian infrastructure

LITHUANIA Finnish construction and development group YIT has been carrying out four road and street renovation contracts in Lithuania worth more than EUR 10 mln.

schedule 17 April 2020

Developer sought for Brno station

CZECH REPUBLIC Správa železnic, the Czech national railway infrastructure manager, is to redevelop the Brno-Královo Pole station.

schedule 01 April 2020

Toruń closer to new bridge

POLAND The roads authority in Toruń has chosen contractors for teh reconstruction and extension of the Piłsudski bridge and the construction of a temporary bridge in Toruń.

schedule 31 March 2020

M2 metro line succumbs to coronavirus

POLAND Trains now stop at a number of new metro stations in Warsaw including Płocka, Młynów and Księcia Janusza; however, these trains carry no passengers and at present it remains unclear when the Wola section of the M2 metro line is to be opened.

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