A high architectonical and design standard, a green roof with a view of Bratislava Old Town, a boutique hotel style reception with concierge service, preferential parking for electric cars and cars with low CO2 emissions and a variety of other gadgets will soon be available thanks to UNIQ Staromestská.
The project in the historical centre of Bratislava grew from the workroom of the Cresco Group development company who pride themselves on providing their clients with the most up to date technologies and extra services.
“Our intention was to design a space which would bring a new perspective to the quality and standard of administrative offices,” said Ján Krnáš, executive director of the Cresco Group.
The developer aimed to lower its influence on the environment during construction, for example, by taking measures to prevent the build-up of dust and the separation of waste at the building site.
“Our emphasis was that the smallest amount of waste should end up on the waste dump. We also monitored the building materials used,” stated Marek Kremeň from the Exergy Studios company, which realized the LEED certification for the UNIQ Staromestská project. The hope is now that the building with its glass façade will be awarded a gold level, green LEED certificate when it is completed.
To provide a pleasant atmosphere in the building, the common spaces were designed in harmony with the philosophy of biophilia (the need of people to be in a contact with nature, which has positive influence on person’s working performance). The accessible green roof offers a place to relax and hold events for the lessees as well as a better isolation characteristic for the roof, lower amounts of dust and it acts as a rain trap. Modern materials together with the vegetation ensure that the roof will reflect about 78 per cent of sunlight which eliminates the ‘heat island’ effect that the building might otherwise cause.
This unique architectural project with three underground and seven over ground floors offers clients 7,565 square metres of administrative offices and 917 square metres of retail and shop space. UNIQ Staromestská will open its doors to its first lessees in May 2017.
Photo: UNIQ Staromestská
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.
The British retail chain Tesco is continuing the sale of its department stores, former Priors, in Slovakia. Following the sale of its stores in Žilina, Nitra, Prešov and Košice the retail chain is now selling its last piece of real estate in Slovakia, the department store My (We in English) on Kamenné Square in Bratislava. Tesco Stores SR has confirmed negotiations with potential buyers, the Trend weekly reported.