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
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).