The Finnish company, YIT, has launched the sale of flats in the second phase of its Nuppu project. This residential project in Ružinov, constructed on the site of a former industrial compound, will provide 106 flats and 2 business areas and should be completed by the end of 2018.
In translation from Suomi, Nuppu means bud, as in flower-bud. Each block of flats has a similar composition but each one is also unique; they differ in colour and name. After the first phase, named Lilja (lily) comes Tulppaani (tulip). The 106 flats in this phase are mostly two-bedroom, with an area of 37 to 88 square metres.
“We try to build compact districts with everything people need, business space and areas for relaxation in the surroundings,” explains Milan Murcko, managing director of YIT Slovakia, adding that one third of the whole area, almost 2 hectares, will be parkland.
The amenities in this area will include garages and outside parking places, a playground, fitness equipment, a sports ground and relaxation spaces, with seats, surrounded by greenery. The aim is to create a safe, relaxing zone for families to spend their free time with friends and neighbours.
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.
Construction and expansion of shopping centres in Slovakia will continue. “Slovakia expects extensive construction and expansion of shopping centres in 2017 and 2018,” said Katarína Paule, head of the retail team at Cushman & Wakefield in Slovakia. “In 2017, there will be as much as 56,258 square meters in total to be completed, with 83 percent being new shopping centres, and 17 percent planned expansions of already existing projects.”
Arete Invest, a Czech investment fund focused on real estate, plans to invest around €30 million in Slovakia in 2018. It is considering new construction on industrial premises it already owns as well as new acquisitions. The company sees great potential in the Slovak market.
The new residential area of Slnečnice that is being built on the outskirts of Petržalka will get a new shopping centre, Slnečnice Market. There will be more than 30 shops, restaurants, cafés, a fresh produce market and others on 8,300 square metres. The first phase of the opening is planned for November 30 and the second for the following weeks. The centre will also offer 195 parking places for the public.
The new development that is rising on the premises of the former Bratislava Thread Factory, colloquially known as Cvernovka, is getting a new name – Zwirn. The new name symbolises a move forwards as well as connecting the whole zone with its history, claims the Slovak-Finnish developer YIT Slovakia. The factory has changed names several times over the years. It was called Pozsony Csernagyar, Pressburger Zwirnfabrik, Bratislavská Cvernová Továreň, Danubia, and Závody MDŽ 8. Marca.