A Large industrial compound that has not served any purpose for years will be transformed into one of the biggest and most lucrative reality projects in the town of Banská Bystrica. On an area of four hectares will arise a new multifunctional compound of buildings.
The Arkon company became the new owner of the estates in the compound in July 2017.
“Banská Bystrica is a town where we have wanted to spread our developer’s activities for a long time,” said Andrej Konkoľ from the company.
“I am glad we can reuse the compound of Slovenka. Decaying space has to change its face after years,” said mayor of Banská Bystrica, Ján Nosko, adding that he believes that Banská Bystrica will get rid of its “monster”.
None of the former owners of the Slovenka compound could successfully transform it into a new reality project but Arkon are hurrying through with the project preparations.
“We asked architects to work on a complex study of the locality,” said Konkoľ, adding that they gave this task to the Compass studio of Matej Grébert and Juraj Benetin who stand behind several successful projects in Bratislava, such as the Slnečnice residential estate, the Urban Residence, Ahoj Park and Nové Lido.
All the proposed parts, such as living areas, administration and shopping, in connection with underground parking and exterior relaxation zones, naturally mingle with the empty area alongside the Bystrica stream north from Strieborné námestie,” said Juraj Benetin from Compass about the project.
The Investor and development company Arkon assumes that 2017 will be a year of preparation. The realisation of the first phase of the Strieborná multifunctional zone is planned for 2019.
Bratislava is to get another revitalised public space. The developer Corwin is renewing a neglected park on Kmeťovo Square in the Old Town borough. Works on the park, which lies between Bernolákova and Wilsonova Streets, have already started and should be complete by the beginning of the summer.
The main industrial regions in Slovakia are reporting a lack of accommodation capacity for workers. These are in the vicinities of industrial and logistics parks mostly along highways connecting Bratislava with Košice (D1), leading from Bratislava to the Czech Republic (D2) and the dual carriageway from Trnava to Banská Bystrica (R1).
The developer, belonging to the Bencont Group has already started pulling down the buildings and cleaning the three-hectare area. “We believe that Rínok Rača, which we will begin to construct soon, will be the new centre of the borough and will naturally fit into the life of its citizens,” said Martin Šimurda, representative of the developer Rínok Rača, as cited in the press report.
The new indebting rules tightened by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) will primarily impact citizens of the Slovak capital, Bratislava. They will be able to buy on credit, from an average wage, maximally a one-room flat in a new building or a two-room flat in an older block of flats. Other regions will be significantly less affected by the new lending cap, Poštová Banka has found out.
In the first quarter of 2018, the overall offer of office space in Bratislava reached almost 1.72 million square metres. The vacancy rate slightly decreased to 5.99 percent from 6.18 percent in the previous quarter. The lowest vacancy rate was in the Bratislava V district (3.22 percent), the highest in the Bratislava IV district (9.05 percent), the Slovak branch of the real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield reported on April 20 as cited by the SITA newswire.
The developer Penta Real Estate is preparing the second phase of the Bory Bývanie residential project. It will create 287 apartments in nine, four- to six-storey blocks. It plans to launch the construction during the third quarter of 2018.
Petržalka, the most populated borough of Bratislava, has gotten a new roofed market place, Petržalská Tržnica. It is located in a reconstructed shopping centre of almost 5,000 square metres on Bratská Street. The new market place welcomed its first shoppers on Friday, April 6.