Gazeta Wyborcza informed that a ground floor part of the building from a car park, where SMYK delicatessen was placed in the past, has been already demolished. The structure was distinguished by a characteristic reinforced concrete „wing” of the roof above the entrance. After finishing this stage of works, the next phase will include an office part of SMYK from Krucza Street.
The SMYK Department Store was a modernistic project designed by Zbigniew Ihnatowicz and Jerzy Romański. The structure was built in the 50s of the XXI century, constituting a realization of dreams about a new and avant-garde capital being a business card of the city as well as meeting place of Varsovians. According to architects, it was a „latern” brightening up a former Warsaw. After a tragic fire in 1975, the unique architecture of the structure was lost in result of a hurried and careless development.
The investment, which is being conducted in consultation with Metropolian Preservationist, envisages maintenance of historical elements of the building's construction, restoration of original and historical elevation with characteristic vertical and horizontal divisions.
CEDET will be certified in BREEAM system on Excellent level. Moreover, there will be energy-saving and ecological solutions in the structure. The tenants in the building will benefit from a bicycle place with changing-rooms and showers. The building will be also adjusted to needs of disabled. The consortium of AMC – Andrzej Chołdzyński and RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky architectural studios is responsible for modernization and development of the building.
The structure will offer jointly 22 050 sq. m of area, 15 000 sq. m of which will constitute offices class A+ and 7050 sq. m – commercial locals. The building will have 7 aboveground and 4 underground tiers. The offices will be located on 1 to 6 floors and commercial areas on -1, 0 to +1 levels. A cark park with 140 parking places will be available on underground tiers (-2, -3 and -4). The entrance to users of the office area as well as representative hall will be located from Krucza Street. The commercial locals in the building will be available to clients directly from the street. According to schedule, the realization of the investment should end in the first quarter of 2017.
Immobel SA functions actively on the developer market in Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland. The company invests in the sector of office and residential areas and in so called landbanking segment. The most prestigious investments of Immobel are developer projects realized for i.a. the European Parliament or Federal Police in Brussels. The partnership started its activity on the Polish market in 2011. At present, its portfolio includes such projects as: Okrąglak and Kwadraciak in Poznań, Eko Natolin housing estate which is being realized in joint venture with Griffin Real Estate partnership, and other investment areas intended for a future office development. All office projects of Immobel are being realized in accordance with norms settled by Building Research Establishment.