The recent purchase of Skanska in Warsaw’s Wola was preceded by the opening of Atrium 2 and the purchase of a plot at Łucka Street. Two largest office parks by Skanska – Generation Park at Rondo Daszyńskiego and Spark at Towarowa Street – are currently under construction. The designs of the company in Warsaw (both delivered and under construction) will soon exceed the number of 350 000 sq. m.
We have been building Warsaw for more than 20 years. The major design by Skanska is a big fragment of Jana Pawła II Avenue, whereas other buildings are to be soon the elements of the newly defined Towarowa Street. The purchase of Ilmet is the next step in building of a portfolio of the best plots in the city. We are going to thoroughly analyze the possibilities of proper development of this area. There are some options, however, we do not exclude any of them at this particular moment. First and foremost, we want such a representative point of the city to be developed with a proper architecture and to meet the expectations of Varsovians – says Arkadiusz Rudzki, Managing Director of Skanska Property Poland.
Ilmet was built at the end of the 90s. The first concepts of the redevelopment of this plot were suggested in 2011. The owner of the building wanted to replace it with a 188-meter-high skyscraper designed by the Dutch architectural studio. This project was purchased together with the land by Skanska. According to Skanska, the potential of this plot is ca. 60 000 sq. m, whereas Ilment offers almost 20 000 sq. m of usable space.