The investment group, Proxenta, has presented the final view of its 13-floor tower block at Račianske mýto. The project, called the Proxenta Residence, includes offices and flats. Sales are due to start in September although advance sales will be available this summer. Construction started at the beginning of this year and should be completed by the end of 2018, Reality Etrend wrote.
The Proxenta Residence offers 64 2-room flats and apartments with areas between 46.8 and 62 square meters. Most of them are accompanied by a balcony or loggia. The price includes cellar space with aluminium windows, wooden floors and the fittings for the installation of air-conditioning as standard.
The residential space in the tower block starts on the fifth floor, while offices with an area of 1,800 square metres occupy the floors below. Some of the office space has been reserved as the new home for Proxenta itself, Reality Etrend informed.
“We did not build the tower block only for future residents but also for ourselves. We will be able to meet with the owners daily and we will focus more on building to the highest possible quality,” said Pavol Kožík, the owner of Proxenta group, as quoted by Reality Etrend.
The residential and office parts will have their own lifts. The administrative part of the building will be serviced by a transparent panoramic glass lift opening at Račianske mýto. The parking system includes four drive-gates that will park the car in the parking space. There is a capacity of 138 parking places.
“The automatic parking system is a usual part of modern cities. Its advantage is a significant saving of parking space,” explained P. Kožík, as quoted by Reality Etrend, adding that the system is also convenient for users.
Reality Etrend stated that the Proxenta group are also the backers of the Weinhauer and Kesselbauer projects in Bratislava and Townhill in Nitra as well as other similar concerns.
While the share of the market held by rental apartments in the countries of the European Union is between 19 and 62 percent, in Slovakia it is only about 6 percent. This negatively affects labour force mobility and housing for young families and handicapped citizens, the Benchmarking Information Exchange Project has discovered. The Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) in Slovakia participated in the project and focused on the comparison of support for rental housing between Slovakia and the Czech Republic and Austria where the share of rental apartments on the market is 21 percent and 42 percent, respectively.
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.