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SLOVAKIA Well ‘Gold’ for Twin City Tower

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Twin City Tower in Bratislava has been awarded Well Core & Shell Certification at the ‘Gold’ level. It is the third largest building in Europe to have achieved this standard.

A total of 48 buildings across Europe have achieved Well Core & Shell Certification at this level, four of which are in the CEE region. To attain it, 41 measures were implemented in Twin City Tower aimed at improving its users’ personal health, well-being and productivity. Among others, these included ensuring a 40 pct greater supply of air than local standards require, the installation of UV lamps in the ventilation system to eliminate mould and microbes, and triple-glazed façade for sound insulation. Others include control of the use of pesticides in green areas, ensuring work desks have window views, drinking water with reduced levels of contaminants, an attractively painted staircase to encourage its use instead of the lifts, as well as disabled access and wheelchair-friendly facilities.

Twin City Tower was completed at the end of 2018 and sold by its developer HB Reavis to London-based real estate investment manager Valesco together with Seoul-based AIP Asset Management in mid-2019 for EUR 120 mln. The 23-storey office building in the city’s Nové Nivy district comprises 34,752 sqm gla (including 1,360 sqm of retail and services). It is 100 pct leased, with its main tenant being Amazon. The building is also BREEAM Communities certified at the ‘Excellent’ level.

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