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2023-07-11

Yareal unveils Pozytywny Mokotów: a sustainable haven with 615 apartments in Warsaw

Yareal proudly announces the completion of one of its largest residential projects to date, the Pozytywny Mokotów housing estate.


Spanning three stages, this remarkable development is set to welcome over 600 families. The majority of the apartments, located at the intersection of Postępu and Konstruktorska streets in Warsaw, have already been sold, with only two spacious apartments, each over 100 sq. m., with large terraces remaining.

 

Pozytywny Mokotów comprises seven buildings surrounding a sprawling inner garden that stretches nearly 200 meters. A diverse range of ornamental shrubs, perennials, trees, and grassy meadows thrive within this elongated, green enclave that covers an area of nearly 10,000 sq. m. The estate boasts multiple internal squares, three playgrounds, and a neighborhood promenade featuring numerous benches, gazebos, a green pergola, and recreational areas equipped with amenities like hammocks, picnic sets, and sun loungers. Additionally, one of the squares has been fitted with calisthenics exercise equipment.

 

“We take immense pride in the implementation of numerous environmentally friendly solutions in Pozytywny Mokotów, including some that are groundbreaking. As part of the development, residents now have access to a community garden featuring dozens of nursery containers made from recycled clothing conglomerate. They have already started cultivating their flowers, vegetables, and herbs for home cooking. Each of the three stages of Pozytywny Mokotów will be powered by its own solar power plant. The first plant has already generated over 37 megawatt-hours of free energy, while the remaining two await final approval to connect to the grid. Once the solar panels are activated, apartment owners can save tens of thousands of zlotys annually on electricity expenses” – explains Jacek Zengteler, CEO of Yareal.

 

In line with their commitment to sustainability, Yareal has equipped the development with several dozen bicycle racks, a bicycle repair station, a public electric vehicle charger, and an Allegro parcel locker. The final phase of Pozytywny Mokotów showcases Yareal's dedication to environmental consciousness by utilizing low-emission concrete, specifically Vertua concrete, making it the first residential project in Poland to implement this innovation. This environmentally friendly alternative helped reduce the development’s carbon emissions by 38% compared to using traditional concrete – the equivalent to driving a car around the Earth five times.

 

Prior to the completion of the complex, Yareal undertook the renovation of the intersection of Postępu and Konstruktorska streets. In collaboration with city authorities, the developer replaced the road surface, constructed a new roundabout, and installed three bus stops with bays for public transportation. The intersection reconstruction project also included the creation of new sidewalks and bicycle paths, enhancing accessibility and safety for residents.


Thanks to its convenient access to various modes of public transportation and its sustainable design, Pozytywny Mokotów has been awarded a prestigious "Very Good" rating under BREEAM green building certification. Yareal now holds the largest number of green certificates in Poland, covering a total of 20 residential and office projects, establishing the company as a nationwide leader in sustainable construction according to the BREEAM system. Pozytywny Mokotów was meticulously designed and built in accordance with the European Union's environmental policy requirements, prioritizing climate change adaptation and incorporating energy-efficient solutions and durable materials resilient to adverse atmospheric conditions.

 

For more information about the Pozytywny Mokotów estate and its BREEAM certification, please visit the official website: https://www.yareal.pl/en/pozytywny-mokotow.

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2024-04-16

New brands in LIXA City Gardens

The Rico restaurant, the Ramenownia ramen place and LunaSkin beauty parlour are the three brands to have joined the tenant roster of the LIXA City Gardens retail concept


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The Rico restaurant, the Ramenownia ramen place and LunaSkin beauty parlour are the three brands to have joined the tenant roster of the LIXA City Gardens retail concept, which has been arranged in the LIXA office complex near Warsaw’s Daszyński Roundabout. Yareal Polska, based on new agreements, has leased over 550 m2 of modern service and retail space.

The Rico is a reputable and highly popular Warsaw restaurant offering tex-mex cuisine. Its brand new version (once it moves from Al. Jana Pawła II) will open up for guests at the turn of 2024/2025 in LIXA City Gardens. The restaurant will occupy premises of 318 m2 in the LIXA D building from the public walkway.

In addition, LIXA D will house Ramenownia, which will open in November 2024. The entrance to the restaurant will be located from the side of Giełdowa street. Ramenownia is a culinary concept originated in Łódź. It stands apart for its unique approach to traditional Japanese ramen using the highest quality ingredients, including noodles made from a special blend of flours imported from Japan. The restaurant will occupy nearly 100 m2 and will be the first premises of the Ramenownia brand in Warsaw.

It is LIXA City Gardens that will house the first LunaSkin beauty parlour in Poland. The brand offers dedicated solutions in laser hair removal and body contouring, among others. LunaSkin, widely recognized in the Baltic countries, Latvia and Estonia, will start its operations in Poland in September 2024. Its beauty parlour employing сutting-edge technologies will be arranged on 133 m2 of space in LIXA E, from the side of Kasprzaka street.

Since the very beginning of our works on the LIXA concept, it has been our aim to create a space providing not only modern and highest quality work environment for the tenants, but also helping to integrate the local community by offering them a place to meet and spend their free time. We are truly pleased that our bespoke retail concept LIXA City Gardens is so popular with new tenants. They enrich and at the same time perfectly complement the offer of our complex, including F&B as well as the retail and service outlets. We are proud that LIXA City Gardens attracts brands with long-standing presence on the capital’s market, looking for development opportunities, as well as those making their debut in Warsaw and even in Poland,’ said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director at Yareal Polska.

LIXA City Gardens creates a new urban fabric and a unique public space, open for both the office employees, local community and guests along with clients looking for an interesting place to spend their free time and unwind. The concept features 4,000 m2 of modern space on the ground floors of the individual buildings (including along the 150-metre-long public walkway) dedicated to numerous retail and food and beverage outlets. The commercialization of the LIXA City Gardens concept is coming to an end, and Yareal Polska is currently finalizing the last lease agreements.

The LIXA office campus was built in stages in the Warsaw business hub in the close Wola district, just a short walking distance from the Rondo Daszyńskiego metro station. The campus was designed by the renowned architectural studio HRA Architekci. Buildings of LIXA office campus are certified with an Excellent rating under the BREEAM green building system. In addition, the LIXA development was awarded the WELL Health-Safety certificate, confirming its high standard of safety procedures. LIXA is also committed to the highest quality of digital connectivity and smart technology in the buildings, as documented by certification according to WiredScore criteria (the LIXA C building has been awarded this prestigious technology certificate at the highest Platinum level). Furthermore, LIXA C, D and E buildings are currently in the AirRated and Active Score certification process. The LIXA complex comprises five buildings totalling 77,000 m2.

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2024-03-13

Construction begins on the penultimate phase of SOHO by Yareal in Warsaw's Kamionek district

Construction of the fourth and penultimate phase of the SOHO by Yareal development in Warsaw's Kamionek district has begun.


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This phase includes the construction of two high-standard apartment buildings, which will complete the SOHO development line along Żupnicza Street. Additionally, a more secluded apartment building will be built, with windows opening directly onto the investment’s central, linear park. By the end of 2025, nearly 300 apartments with commercial premises on the ground floor will be completed within the Yareal complex. Kalter has been selected as the general contractor for the project.

 

Two new buildings, named SOHO 10 and SOHO 12, are set to be constructed on the last undeveloped part of the SOHO plot along Żupnicza Street. These buildings will complete the streetscape with their Corten steel finishes and unique decorative patterns. The façade of the apartment building that faces the park will feature clinker brick, which will resemble the neighboring RUBIN apartment building and the site's industrial heritage. The SOHO by Yareal multifunctional complex is being built amidst former industrial buildings that housed factories and various production facilities for over a century. The complex now includes a 300-meter-long, fully landscaped linear park that connects the new and historic structures. This park, which opened at the end of last year, forms the green heart of SOHO, featuring thousands of plants, over 100 trees, squares, mounds, and benches.

 

The apartments in our flagship project have attracted considerable interest, further heightened last autumn by the opening of the newly created park, which acts as a natural, green hub for the entire multifunctional complex. In the month since we began sales in SOHO 12, nearly 25% of the apartments have already found buyers. And we are just starting construction” – explains Jacek Zengteler, President of Yareal.

 

The varied heights of the buildings in SOHO by Yareal have led to the creation of cascading terraces that provide scenic views of both the park and the internal garden courtyards from the upper floors. The fourth phase of the development offers a diverse range of apartments, including cozy studio units and expansive 170 sq.m. penthouses with breathtaking four-direction views and verdant terraces. Later this year, the final boutique apartment building, located directly beside the park, will make available for sale 17 beautiful apartments.

 

SOHO by Yareal is a mixed-use complex that combines residential spaces with green recreational areas, a wide range of services, and dining options in dozens of rental units situated along the park's green axis. The linear park, which has been accessible to the public since last year, aims to meet most of the needs of its residents and visitors following the "15-minute city" concept. SOHO by Yareal has been designed with pedestrians and cyclists in mind, and has eliminated car traffic by redirecting it to several underground garages. The green spaces are equipped with a water retention system that collects rainwater in underground tanks, which then feeds an automatic irrigation system for the lawns and over 17,000 shrubs, perennials, grasses, and trees that are interwoven with the new and historical architecture. The final phase of the investment includes the renovation and repurposing of historic post-industrial buildings.

 

Around 900 families residing in the SOHO by Yareal apartments and homes will have access to a range of trade, service, and dining offerings, such as restaurants and cafés. The development spans across 5 hectares and is bordered by Mińska, Chodakowska, Żupnicza, and Bliska Streets. Skaryszewski Park, one of Warsaw's largest parks with Kamionkowski Lake, and the Warszawa Wschodnia Railway Station are located nearby. Also, the third metro line station, "Mińska," is set to begin construction in 2028 near Mińska, Podskarbińska, and Stanisławowska Streets, just a few minutes walk away. The SOHO by Yareal urban project has been awarded the first-ever BREEAM Communities certificate in Poland, thanks to its sustainable solutions, such as using low-emission concrete and exclusively renewable energy sources. The project was developed after consultations with the heritage conservation officer, local authorities, and the community.

 

Kalter, a general contractor with 20 years' experience in residential developments, has been selected as the contractor for the fourth phase of the development. Over the past eight years, Kalter has built almost 500 flats for Yareal in three developments in Mokotow, Saska Kępa and Wilanów.

 

For more information about SOHO by Yareal, please visit the project's website: https://www.yareal.pl/sohobyyareal.

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2024-03-01

LIXA D welcomes a new office tenant

A dynamically growing fintech company has leased nearly 2,600 m2 of office space in the LIXA D building, which is being erected as part of an office complex near the Warsaw’s Daszyński Roundabout.


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The new tenant will occupy over 25% of the building’s commercial space.

I am very pleased with signing the lease. It means that another new technology company, occupying as much as 25% of the LIXA D building, has joined our tenant roster. Closing of this transaction proves that the LIXA complex meets the expectations of the most demanding clients. During the negotiation process, we were focused on the tenant’s needs, which translated into efficient closure of the deal and reaching an agreement. We are looking forward for our new tenant to move into its newly finished office. This is clear evidence that the LIXA development meets the highest standards in terms of space arrangement, technical equipment and location, as well as the offer of the service and retail outlets located on the ground floor of the buildings,’ said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director at Yareal Polska.

The offices of the new tenant in LIXA D will be arranged on 2,600 m2 of space located on
the 4th and 5th floor of the building. The company will move into the office building at the end of 2024.

The LIXA D office building is the last building being erected as part of the largest office complex in the Yareal Polska’s portfolio. It is being developed on the west side of the publicly accessible LIXA City Gardens walkway, tying the entire complex together. LIXA D will deliver nearly 10,000 m2 of modern office space to the Warsaw market and will be ready to welcome tenants at the turn of the Q1 and Q2 of 2024.

The LIXA D building fits perfectly with Yareal Polska’s ESG-compliant sustainable development strategy. The project is powered by electricity from renewable sources. In addition, some of the environmentally-friendly, energy-saving solutions applied in the development include low-emission concrete and low-carbon recycled aluminium aimed at reducing the carbon footprint, and rainwater collection to irrigate vegetation. LIXA D as well as other parts of the complex will feature tilt windows, which will allow access to fresh air and, at the same time, help limit the use of air conditioning. What is more, high-speed energy recovery elevators, as well as modern LED lighting will be installed in LIXA D.

The underground part of the last stage of LIXA (including LIXA D and E buildings), which is under construction right next to a representative pedestrian walkway forming a new passage between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa streets, will have a total of 217 parking spaces. Some of them will be equipped with electric car chargers. Racks as well as showers and lockers are provided for tenants biking to work.

The LIXA office campus is being developed in stages in the Warsaw business hub in the centre-adjacent part of the Wola district, just a short walking distance from the Rondo Daszyńskiego metro station. The campus was designed by a renowned architectural studio HRA Architekci. Both the existing buildings and the LIXA D office building under construction are certified under the BREEAM green building system, with an Excellent rating. In addition, the LIXA development was awarded the WELL Health-Safety certificate, confirming its high standard of safety procedures. Once the LIXA D office building is completed, LIXA will form a complex of five buildings with a total area of 77,000 m2.

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2024-02-27

More companies choose LIXA E

A leading manufacturer of aluminum systems in Europe, Aluprof SA, has joined the tenant roster in the LIXA E building.


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The 340 m2 of modern space located on the ground floor of the building will house the company’s office and Aluprof’s first showroom in Warsaw. The LIXA E building has also been chosen by the medical communications agency Unique Work for its new headquarters. The company has leased nearly 285 m2 of space, also on the ground floor. Next to the company’s office, there will be a state-of-the-art recording studio. The newest office building of Yareal Polska’s flagship investment is already more than 70% commercialized.

The LIXA E office building was erected as part of an office campus near the Daszyński Roundabout in Warsaw. It was developed on the west side of the public walkway LIXA City Gardens, tying together the entire LIXA complex, which will ultimately consist of five buildings with a total area of 77,000 m2. The LIXA E building has delivered nearly 18,000 m2 of modern office space to the Warsaw market.

We are very pleased to have entered into more agreements at LIXA E and are happy to welcome Aluprof SA and Unique Work among the tenants of our office project. These companies being attracted to LIXA and their planned space arrangements depict perfectly well the multi-functionality of our complex. Very well-connected, with excellent visitor accessibility and exposure, it is an ideal location not only for traditional offices, but also for spaces such as a showroom or recording studio. I am confident that our new tenants will appreciate the comfortable environment offered by LIXA for business development,” said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director at Yareal Polska.

Aluprof SA is part of Grupa Kęty SA. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of aluminum systems in Europe. It has subsidiaries in several European countries, as well as in the United States. With more than 70 years of experience, Aluprof SA has continuously been accommodating more than 1,900 clients from various industries.

The ground floor of LIXA E will be home to Aluprof SA’s office and the first Warsaw showroom for this recognized brand. It will be a place where architects, manufacturers and clients alike will have the opportunity to see Aluprof products in attractive arrangements. The lease agreement for 340 m2 of space in the LIXA E office building was signed for seven years. Brookfield Partners advised the tenant in the negotiation process.

The leading medical communications agency Unique Work has also chosen LIXA E. The company has many years of market experience and specializes in comprehensive marketing services for entities in the medical, pharmaceutical or Healthcare & Beauty sectors.

Unique Work has leased premises of 285 m2 in area at LIXA. They will house the company’s office and a state-of-the-art recording studio. Unique Work was advised in the negotiations with Yareal Polska by Patron Brokers, and the lease agreement was entered into for five years.

The LIXA E building was delivered in January 2024; like the remaining parts of the complex, it was completed in accordance with a sustainability strategy that puts ESG standards at the forefront. During the construction of the office building, only electricity from renewable sources (onshore wind farms) was used. The same sources of energy will power the building during its operation later on. Among others, low-carbon concrete for the entire structure as well as recycled low-carbon aluminum on the façades of the complex were used. In addition, the office building is designed with openable windows, which will reduce the use of air conditioning while still providing fresh air; high-speed energy recovery passenger lifts were installed inside the building, along with modern LED lighting. Rainwater will be collected to irrigate shrubs, perennials and lawns in public gardens. An ornamental pond will be created in the courtyard, where water mist will be sprayed on hot days.

The LIXA office campus is being developed in stages in the Warsaw business hub in the Wola district near the city centre, just a short walking distance from the Rondo Daszyńskiego metro station. The campus was designed by the renowned architectural studio HRA Architekci. Both the existing buildings and the last LIXA D office building under construction are certified under the BREEAM green building system, with an Excellent rating. In addition, the LIXA development was awarded the WELL Health-Safety certificate, confirming its high standard of safety procedures.

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2024-02-22

Yareal Announces Launch of Apartment Sales in New SOHO Building

Yareal is pleased to announce the commencement of sales for 180 apartments in the newest addition to the SOHO by Yareal project, located in the Kamionek district of Warsaw.


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The SOHO 12 building is set to enhance the architectural continuity of the area, complementing the streetscape alongside SOHO 10 and the recently unveiled SOHO 14 and SOHO 16. The groundbreaking for this latest phase is eagerly anticipated this spring.

 

SOHO 12 marks the culmination of the metropolitan façade at the northern edge of the SOHO by Yareal complex, situated on Żupnicza Street. It will reside between SOHO 10 and SOHO 14, seamlessly extending their design ethos, which reverberates with the site's industrial legacy. The façade facing the street will feature white plaster adorned with distinctive motifs, while the park side will boast brick tile finishes. The ground floor will incorporate Corten, previously utilized in neighboring structures, offering a unique aesthetic thanks to its its rust-colored patina.

 

„SOHO 12 stands out with its engaging façade that harmonizes with the overarching SOHO by Yareal concept. The diverse range of apartments, from one-bedroom to five-bedroom penthouses, spans from 30 sq. m. to 130 sq. m. The building’s varied height, spanning six to eight floors, allows for numerous apartments to enjoy spacious terraces. Echoing the design of adjacent buildings, SOHO 12 will gracefully descend towards the park, creating serene green courtyards. The recently inaugurated linear park and meticulously finished communal spaces further enrich the project's vibrant architecture and multifunctional essence,"  – explains Jacek Zengteler, President of Yareal.

 

Construction is slated to start this spring, introducing an elegant lobby as the main entrance and a strategically placed underground garage entrance off a parallel alley to Żupnicza Street. The ground level will feature five retail spaces, including three street-facing shops and two park-facing units, ideal for gastronomic ventures such as cafés or restaurants, complete with outdoor seating areas for guests.

 

SOHO by Yareal is set to evolve into a vibrant, multifunctional complex, centered around a 300-meter linear park, unveiled in December 2023. This green corridor, adorned with nearly 17,000 plants and over 100 trees, alongside landscaped squares and benches, has been developed to enrich the community's quality of life. Last year, residents were treated to new amenities including a community garden and a children's playground, meticulously designed to reflect the local community's aspirations. An innovative rainwater collection system ensures the sustainable irrigation of these verdant spaces.

 

The expansive 5-hectare SOHO by Yareal complex, comprising upscale apartments and condominiums, is poised to become home to approximately 900 families. Embracing the "15-minute city" philosophy, the development integrates residential, commercial, and leisure facilities, offering a holistic urban experience. This flagship project caters to the evolving demands of residents and visitors, fostering a lively communal atmosphere with accessible recreational spaces.

 

Adjacent to this dynamic complex is Skaryszewski Park, one of Warsaw's largest green spaces, enhancing the locale's appeal along with the nearby Kamionkowski Lake. The forthcoming Mińska metro station, located a short walk away, promises enhanced connectivity. Yareal's commitment to sustainable and responsible development has been recognized with the prestigious BREEAM Communities certification, underscoring the project's high standards in urban design and environmental stewardship.

 

For more information about SOHO by Yareal, visit the project's website: https://www.yareal.pl/en/sohobyyareal


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2024-01-31

LIXA E with use permit

The LIXA E office building, built as part of the office complex near Warsaw’s Daszyński Roundabout, has been granted a use permit.


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The building developed by Yareal Polska has provided the Warsaw market with almost 18,000 m2 of modern office space, designed and executed in line with the sustainable development strategy.

 

The LIXA complex located in the business heart of Warsaw, in the close Wola district, is the largest project in the Yareal Polska’s office portfolio. Upon completion, the complex will comprise five buildings totalling 77,000 m2. LIXA E, which has just been granted a use permit, has been developed as part of the final phase of campus.

 

LIXA E, located on the west side of the public passage LIXA City Gardens and linking the entire complex, has provided the Warsaw market with almost 18,000 m2 of modern office space, highly popular amongst tenants already at this stage. The occupancy rate in the LIXA E building is over 70%, and Yareal Polska is conducting advanced talks with businesses interested in having their future seats at LIXA.

 

We are more than happy that 1.5 years from breaking ground, we may announce that LIXA E, another building in the LIXA complex, has been granted the use permit. LIXA E perfectly answers the current expectations of tenants and fits the profile of a friendly workplace. The campus-like development, one of the biggest currently available in the market in terms of the floor area, i.e. 3,400 m2, hence giving the tenants freedom in arranging the space, offering numerous green areas, well-thought-out technology or functional solutions, including tilt windows, makes LIXA stand out. An eye-catching asset of our complex is also the LIXA City Gardens concept which is unique in the market. A wide and varied retail and F&B offer, including restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés or showrooms, makes it a vibrant place not only during the working day, but also after hours. We are delighted that our project is so well perceived by the tenants,’ said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director at Yareal Polska.

 

The LIXA E building, just like other parts of the complex, was delivered in line with the ESG-compliant sustainable development strategy. Both during the construction phase and subsequent operation, the building has been and will be powered by electricity from renewable sources only, i.e. onshore wind farms.

 

What is more, low-carbon concrete for the entire structure as well as recycled low-carbon aluminum on the façades of the complex were used. In addition, the tilt windows designed for the office building will allow limited use of air conditioning; high-speed energy recovery elevators, as well as modern LED lighting were installed inside the building. Rainwater will be collected to irrigate shrubs, perennials and lawns growing in public gardens. A decorative pond will be made in the courtyard, around which water mist will be sprayed on hot days.

 

The underground part of the final stage of LIXA (which includes LIXA D and E buildings), which is under construction right next to a representative pedestrian walkway forming a new passage between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa streets, offers a total of 217 parking spaces. Some of them are equipped with electric car chargers. Racks as well as showers and lockers are provided for tenants biking to work. With this particular stage of LIXA in mind, Yareal Poland has also renovated the neighbouring streets, including a part of one of the key arteries of Warsaw’s Wola district – Kasprzaka street. In spring, renovation of the entire Giełdowa street will begin.

 

The LIXA office campus was designed by the renowned architectural studio HRA Architekci. Both the existing buildings (including LIXA E) and the LIXA D office building under construction are certified according to the BREEAM green building system, with an Excellent rating. In addition, the LIXA development was awarded the WELL Health-Safety certificate, confirming that the complex meets the highest requirements for safety standards and procedures.

 

The last building comprising the LIXA complex (LIXA D office building) is still under construction.
LIXA D is scheduled to be commissioned at the turn of Q1 and Q2 2024.

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