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.
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.