Skanska invests about EUR 51 M, about SEK 460 M, in green office project, Atrium 1, in the centre of Warsaw
Skanska invests about EUR 51 M, about SEK 460 M, in the Atrium 1 office project, located in Warsaw Central Business District. The construction contract worth EUR 32 M, about SEK 290 M, will be booked by Skanska construction in the fourth quarter 2011.
The total leasable area of the fifteen-storey building will be 18,000 square metres. Construction has just started and completion of the project is scheduled for the beginning of 2014.
Atrium 1 will be the most environmentally sustainable office building in Poland. The project has been LEED Platinum pre-certified, featuring numerous sustainable solutions to minimize the building’s impact on the environment and significantly reduce its operating costs.
Atrium 1 will have a geothermal heating and cooling system, used for the first time in Poland and featured only in a handful of buildings in Europe. Additionally, solar energy will be used in the project, photovoltaic panels are to be installed on the building’s double-skin façade, equipped with external blinds to minimise the heat intake. Storm and grey water will be stored and reused.
Skanska Commercial Development Europe initiates and develops property projects in office, logistics and commercial buildings. The company’s operations are concentrated in metropolitan areas in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland and are conducted in three local units: Skanska Property Czech Republic, Skanska Property Hungary and Skanska Property Poland.