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.
Prices of apartments in Bratislava have increased to their highest level since the crisis, the real estate agency Lexxus has discovered. Based on its latest residential real estate analysis, Slovaks are prepared to pay still more for apartments. This is because they fear further increases in real estate prices as well as the impact of measures taken by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). These may worsen accessibility of housing for the middle classes from January.
Although Slovakia has so far been able to attract new investors, in the not so distant future it may have problems with the placement of further investments. The reasons for this are the steadily declining availability of labour, the very slow development of road infrastructure and the lack of readiness of land suitable for the development of industrial parks, according to Martin Varačka, director of the industrial real estate division of the real estate consulting company CBRE in Slovakia.
Foreigners coming to Slovakia to work for the manufacturing industry try to live as economically as possible. They often do not arrive with their families and only work for a short period of time.
The Apollo 1 business centre on Prievozská Street in Bratislava is suffering from stability problems and will be pulled down and replaced with a new development. The demolition should start in March 2018 and be completed by the spring of 2019. This time-line stems from the plans of its owner, the company Smart City Centre, published as part of the ongoing environmental impact assessment (EIA) proceedings. Demolition work is expected to cost about €3.1 million.
UNIQ Staromestská, a new office building in Bratislava’s Old Town, has successfully undergone demanding environmental certification. Only five months after getting approval for construction works, the project by the developer Cresco Group received the LEED Gold certificate.
Prešov, as the last regional capital, has finally gotten a bigger shopping centre. The Eperia Shopping Mall opened on Friday, November 24. During the first weekend about 70,000 people visited, the Trendreality.sk website reported.
Residential development Sky Park in Bratislava, one of the last projects of now deceased prominent world architect Zaha Hadid, will be bigger than originally planned. It will now have four instead of three residential towers. The fourth tower will be built on the neighbouring plot bought by the developer earlier this year. The extension is now undergoing an environmental impact assessment.