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Poland Varso Tower completed

Office & mixed-use development
HB Reavis has completed the construction of the tallest skyscraper in the EU – Varso Tower. The building, which has been designed by the Foster + Partners studio, comprises 70,000 sqm of leasable space. The first tenants are to move in this month.

Construction work on the project, at the junction of ul. Chmielna and al. Jana Pawła II, near the city's Central Railway Station, got off the ground at the beginning of 2019. Less than two years later, the building reached its target roof height of 230m. With the installation of the spire in February 2021, Varso Tower had grown to 310m, higher than the neighbouring Palace of Culture and Science and also becoming the tallest building in the European Union. A year ago, on one of the terraces, 206m above-ground, 16 trees were planted, creating the highest garden in Warsaw. The tower has also been awarded BREEAM and Well certificates.

Tenants are currently putting the finishing touches on their offices and the first employees will be moving into the building in September. IT service provider The Box, as well as international law firms CMS and Greenberg Traurig, will be opening their new headquarters in the tower.

Varso Tower is part of the three-building Varso Place complex, which comprises office, hotel and residential space, as well as an innovation centre, a shopping gallery, restaurants, a fitness club and a medical clinic. HB Reavis is the owner and the manager of the complex.

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