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Skanska makes space for Warsaw tower

Tomasz Szpyt-Grzegórski 14 May 2018

Tomasz Szpyt-Grzegórski

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Tomek is a journalist and editor with many years of experience. He has been covering the real estate market since 2006. His main fields of interest are the investment and office markets as well as urban development. He also edits the magazine’s Facebook and twitter pages (@TomaszSzpyt). His articles have appeared, among others, in Dziennik, DGP, GazetaPrawna.pl, Forsal.pl, Dziennik.pl, Newsweek.pl, WSJ Poland and The City. In his free time he likes reading, cinema and rollerblading

Skanska makes space for Warsaw tower
Both the buildings on Rondo ONZ will have been demolished by the end of the year
POLAND Swedish developer Skanska has started preparing for the demolition work on two buildings on the Rondo ONZ roundabout in Warsaw to make way for a 180m office building.

The buildings were erected in the 1990s and stand at ul. Pereca 1A and ul. Twarda 30. These adjoin tenements that will remain standing. Demolition firm Tree is currently clearing the interiors of the buildings. The next stage involves the demolition of both buildings.

“There will be no trace of either building by the end of the year,” insists Skanska’s regional director Krzysztof Wilczek. “We will be carrying out the demolition work to minimise the inconvenience to neighbouring residents,” he claims. Although the developer has already obtained the final building permit for the skyscraper project, the construction work will still have to wait a while. “We are unlikely to launch the construction work before 2020, everything still depends on the state of the market,” adds Krzysztof Wilczek.

The current concept involves the development of a 20,000 sqm building. Skanska has been so far unwilling to publish any visualisations of the building, but according to the materials we have seen the new building would have a slender structure, cascading towards the top. The developer also intends to demolish the Ilmet office building on the opposite side of ul. Prosta, but the construction of a new tower on this site would most likely take place after the erection of the skyscraper adjacent to ul. Pereca.

The developer has also announced that it will soon reveal the results of an architectural competition for a high-rise project on ul. Łucka in Warsaw, on plots purchased from Impexmetal. “Together with the developer of the neighbouring ArtN mixed-use project [Capital Park], we will be conjoining both projects,” reveals Krzysztof Wilczek. However, Skanska’s project is the closest to implementation.

The company also recently acquired a plot at Wilanowska metro station from Universale International, where it is planning to develop an office building with app. 30,000 sqm. However, the original rounded design of the building is to be changed, with Skanska now proposing a more classic, cascaded, rectangular prism-shaped block designed by the PRC Architekci studio.

The existing buildings at the ul. Pereca/Rondo ONZ site

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