Klingerka, a new real-estate project in the centre of Bratislava, will start the sale of its flats in April.
The construction of Klingerka, is planned to begin at the end of this year and is unusual because the company intend to build it in a single step. J&T Real Estate are responsible for many new and existing developments in the city centre and are keen that the Klingerka complex should develop and compliment the existing vistas of the capital. To this end they have assessed the land carefully in order to take into context the forthcoming development of a new urban area.
The complex will be built near Prístavná ulica upon the site of a former textile factory established in 1888 by Henry Klinger to process jute or ‚Klingerka‘ (hence the name) whose workers lived in a nearby residential colony called the Klinger Colony.
The plan is to build a 35 floor block of flats with an 11 floor administrative office building set further back. They will be connected by a garage with more than 600 parking spaces. J&T also plan to furnish the immediate neighbourhood with a new public park including sports facitities, a fitness park, a children’s playground, a relaxation zone and a public square. The green areas of the complex will cover 4,000 square metres
“The bi-concave ground plan of the block of flats enables the placing of a vertical core and stairs in the centre that helps with the evenness of the disposition of the flats. At the same time, this shape contributes to thin object viewing,” describes architecture of the complex, atelier GFI.
The administration building offers about 10,000 square metres of rentable area with a BREEAM certificate - Excellent. In addition, there will be almost 400 flats available ranging between 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom of a disposition and size commensurate with quality city living. For example, wooden parquet floors come as standard. Prices start at €2,200 per square metre.
The construction works are planned to be completed between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.
Photo: J&T Real Estate
Small, especially one-room, apartments and bed-sits are maintaining the highest prices in Bratislava. The price of two- and three-room apartments has decreased moderately. The interest in family houses and construction parcels is still high while demand exceeds availability.
The new city quarter growing in Bratislava’s Petržalka borough is popular among those looking for new housing. Last year people bought a total of 565 apartments there. This number accounted for more than 11 percent of all new apartments sold in Bratislava in 2017.
It is no surprise that a good working environment can motivate better performance from employees. Thus companies, during this time of qualified labour shortage, are endeavouring to improve the working environment for their employees as much as possible. To reflect this development, the real estate consultancy company CBRE Slovensko organises a competition for the best office. The Profesia company, running the biggest job portal in Slovakia, has won its second year. Among other companies given awards are the IT company Sygic and the business-services organisation EY.
After existing and potential clients showed an eminent interest in central Slovakia, the biggest logistics real estate company in Slovakia, Prologis, began to look for suitable land for the construction of a new industrial park in the desired locality close to Nitra, Banská Bystrica and Zvolen. It found it in Žiar nad Hronom.
The developer YIT Slovakia has launched the sale of apartments in the second building of the fifth, last, phase of the Tammi Dúbravka development. The new block of apartments will provide 42 apartments. It will be connected to the second building of the fifth phase with a community park. The sale of apartments in the first building was launched in September 2017.
The first weeks of 2018 indicate that the high interest in new warehouses in Slovakia is continuing. Developers are responding to the demand with the preparation of expansion phases for their successful projects as well as plans for new industrial premises and parks. The latter may start during the first half of 2018 and so developers would be able to offer new spaces in late 2018.
The developer Merius has brushed up its Semiramis Residence project which it plans to build in front of the Nové Mesto railway station and opposite Kuchajda lake in Bratislava. Its first attempt three years before failed as the local council did not grant it construction permission. The re-worked project with a price tag of €47 million is now undergoing an environmental impact assessment (EIA).