The developer of the Eurovea 2 project has revealed new details and visuals concerning the construction of its six-building, Bratislava riverfront development, Reality Etrend wrote. Part of the construction will be Slovakia’s first skyscraper, a building over 150 metres high according to the official criteria.
The main part of the development will consist of extending the shopping centre to an area of 84,000 square metres, building an underground parking area with more than 2,200 parking spaces, two buildings providing 40,300 metres of office space, 487 flats contained within a residential tower and a six-screen cinema.
Reality Etrend continued its description, adding that the whole development will extend over 8.5 hectares. The park will be enlarged to 15,000 square metres and the riverfront promenade will cover 2.3 hectares. Three new playgrounds are also planned.
The second phase will harmonise with the look of the existing buildings, gradually edging its way towards the Apollo bridge.
“We plan to construct a high-rise building with 46 floors, close to the bridge,” explains Peter Korbačka, the owner of the development, as quoted by Reality Etrend. With a height of 160 metres it will be the first skyscraper in Slovakia.
Eurovea 2 is divided into separate buildings so that its boundaries flow seamlessly into those of the historical centre and the River Danube. The project will provide Bratislava inhabitants with sport zones, shops, services, work opportunities, playgrounds and a wide range of restaurants with the Riverside promenade extending to the Apollo bridge, Reality Etrend informed.
“Thanks to Eurovea, the riverside of Bratislava came to life several years ago. With the second phase, we are going to support and widen an area that city dwellers enjoy so much,” added Korbačka for Reality Etrend.
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Slovaks are increasingly interested in recreational real estate. The demand has increased by 20 percent over the last year. The most wanted properties are cottages near Michalovce in eastern Slovakia.
Healthy offices providing a sustainable environment in terms of energy, as well as their surroundings, are a world trend that has not skipped Slovakia. There are a number of buildings that have already received or are applying for the world-renowned LEED, BREEAM, WELL or Fitwell certifications. One of them is the Einpark office building in Petržalka, which – as the first in Slovakia – has successfully completed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) pre-certification to the highest degree, Platinum.
The abandoned building of the former Lamač department store in Bratislava’s borough of the same name will return to life. The new owner, the investment group Dynastion, will revitalise it into the Karpatia centre. Apart from shops, it will house co-working offices and provide space for a youth community centre. The complex revitalisation of the building should start this autumn.
US real estate investment fund Heitman sold the Aupark Tower office building in Bratislava to the real estate fund of the investment bank Wood & Company in early June. The consultancy company CBRE, which mediated the deal, describes the transaction as the biggest on the Slovak office real-estate market for seven years. The price, however, was not disclosed.
While Bratislava already accommodates almost 30 shopping centres, another one is on the horizon. Macho Consulting, a company that has been devoted especially to residential projects in the past, will build Matrix Mall in the more or less industrial zone of Bratislava in the borough of Nové Mesto. The shopping centre on the corner of Magnetova and Vajnorská streets, close to the Vozovňa Nové Mesto depot, will offer retail and office space.
Trnava-based tycoon Vladimír Poór has sold the recently opened City Arena shopping centre in Trnava to Peter Korbačka, the head of the board of directors of the developer J&T Real Estate. The latter already owns the Eurovea shopping centre in Bratislava. Neither the price nor other details of the transaction have been disclosed.
The emptied defective Apollo Business Centre 1 in Bratislava will be replaced by a brand-new construction. The developer HB Reavis estimates the launch of demolition work for the end of 2018. Construction work on the new business centre, the Nové (new) Apollo should start in late 2019 and be complete in 2021. Exact dates will depend on permission processes.