Poznan: Andersia Property receives building permit!

”Von der Heyden Group is pleased to announce that on 12.07.02 the City Authorities of Poznan granted Andersia Property Sp. z o.o. the building permit to build a Class A Hotel/Office/Retail complex.

The start of the underground works is expected to be in spring 2003, 6 months later than originally thought. The developer took that decision in order to complete the negotiations with a Hotel Operator and potentially seek a pre-lease for the office area.”’

Hochtief wins the General Contractor’s contract for “Andersia Tower” – the highest building in Poznan!

The total value of the contract is app. Euro 31 million.

After a long lasting and heavily competed tender procedure, Hochtief has managed to reach the finish line just a hair ahead of another reputable European construction company – Strabag.

“As both companies have convinced us both in terms of price and quality, the decision for one of them was probably the most difficult one ever. We want to thank all Construction firms who have dedicated extensive time and efforts to submit a bid: in particular Strabag and Hochtief, who at all times have shown why both companies are leading construction firms in Europe. We wish Hochtief best luck for a timely completion of “Andersia Tower!” – said Sven von der Heyden, Chairman of Von der Heyden Group.

Adam Trybusz – Managing Director of Von der Heyden Group in Poland said: “This tender was very complex and time consuming given the complexity of the building, a more than 18 storey edifice combining Hotel and office functions with fully separate systems. We are happy to now build the second time with Hochtief in Poland after the successful completion of Liberty Corner, however really feel with Strabag, loosing such a tight race  is tough”

“Andersia Tower”
is a joint venture between Von der Heyden Group and the City of Poznan. It is the second phase of Anders Square development after Poznan Financial Centre that was successfully completed in 2001 and sold to AIB Fund in December 2004.

“Andersia Tower” will be a mixed-use development comprising 44,000 sqm of office, hotel, and retail space. The lower floors will be used for a ****deluxe hotel with 172 rooms, suites with an executive floor, retail outlets, restaurants, conference centre and a large banquet & ball room for up to 1.000 people. The hotel will be operated by a Spanish origin operator – IBB Hotels Polska Sp. z o.o.

The upper floors of the “Andersia Tower” will be designated for class “A” office space and the top floor will feature an exclusive restaurant with a terrace on the roof offering superior panoramic view of Poznan from 100 meters above ground. The building will have a swimming pool, a fitness club, saunas and steam baths.

The entire development will be built using state-of-the-art technologies and will conform to the most strict standards of “intelligent” facilities as well as set-up standards performed by Von der Heyden Group in its European projects.

Completion is scheduled for spring 2007.

Investment costs are estimated at approximately Euro 53 million.

Von der Heyden Group has a proven track record of successful commercial developments in Poland over 14 years and enjoys the trust of national and international banks and other financial institutions. The companies comprising the Von der Heyden Group together have completed an investment program in real estate since 1989 valued at well over 135 million Euro.

Andersia Tower – the highest building in Poznan debt financing closed!

Von der Heyden Group, a pan-European investor and developer is pleased to announce to have entered  into a credit agreement with two renowned Polish banks: Pekao S.A. and Kredyt Bank S.A. to finance its flagship mixed-use development in Poznan –” Andersia Tower”.

The total amount of the credit agreement reaches Euro 40 million and will be repaid in 16 years.

As Sven von der Heyden, Chairman of Von der Heyden Group said: “These days developing a hotel in Poland is not an easy task but we are glad that our banking Partners, with whom we have been co-operating partly for many years,  again gave us the trust that an ambitious development such as “Andersia Towers” requires. The Hotel component will be managed by IBB Hotels who already successfully manages another 4 star hotel in Poland, which has also given credibility to the investment. The office component will certainly meet the highest expectations of our future Tenants as all buildings developed by our Group do.”

Adam Trybusz, Managing Director of Von der Heyden Group in Poland said: “Persistence and patience is always rewarded. I have strongly believed in this big project the same I believe in Poland and Poznan, the place where my children have been brought up, Poland – the country of great opportunities.”

“Andersia Tower” is a joint venture between Von der Heyden Group and the City of Poznan. It is the second phase of the Anders Square development and after Poznan Financial Centre was successfully completed in 2001 and sold to AIB Fund in December 2004.

Above-ground construction works of “Andersia Tower” started in September 2005 after a heavily competed tender finally won by a reputable European construction company, Hochtief Polska Sp. z o.o.

“Andersia Tower” will be a mixed-use development comprising 35,000 sqm of office, hotel, and retail space. The lower floors will be used for a ****deluxe hotel with 171 rooms, suites with an executive floor, retail outlets, restaurants, conference centre and a large banquet & ball room for up to 800 people. The hotel will be operated by the Hotel Operator of Spanish origin  – IBB Hotels Polska Sp. z o.o.

The upper floors of the “Andersia Tower” will be designated for class “A” office space and the top floor will feature an exclusive restaurant with a terrace on the roof, offering superior panoramic view of Poznan from 100 meters above ground. The building will have a swimming pool, a fitness club, saunas and steam baths.

The entire development will be built using state-of-the-art technologies and will conform to the most strict standards of “intelligent” facilities as well as set-up standards performed by Von der Heyden Group in its European projects.

Completion is scheduled for spring 2007.

Investment costs are estimated at approximately Euro 53 million.

Von der Heyden Group has a proven track record of successful commercial developments in Poland during 15 years and enjoys the trust of national and international banks and other financial institutions. Since 1989 the companies comprising the Von der Heyden Group have completed an investment program in real estate valued at well over Euro 145 million. In 2005/2006 there are investments under development and/or acquisition in the amount of approximately 75 million EURO in Poznan, Warsaw, Leipzig and Berlin.

Grand Opening Ceremony of the ‘Andersia Tower’ building and IBB Andersia Hotel !!!

We are pleased to announce that the official Grand Opening Ceremony of the ‘Andersia Tower’ building and IBB Andersia Hotel took place on December 6, 2007.

Von der Heyden Group’s representatives: Mr. Sven von der Heyden – VDHG Chairman and Mr. Adam Trybusz – VDHG Managing Director for Poznan, together with the Poznan City Authorities: Mr. Ryszar Grobelny – the Mayor of the City of Poznań, and President of IBB Hotels – Mr. Damian Ilull officially opened the ‘Andersia Tower’ Building and IBB Andersia Hotel in the very heart of Poznan.

After officially speeches, Father Jan Góra consecrated the whole building.

What followed was the whole night party with the main motive of James Bond movies and not only …

The whole ceremony was hosted by famous Polish TV presenters: Agata Konarska and Tomasz Kammel. A Polish star, Tatiana Okupnik, gave an electrifying concert. The banquet was enjoyed by more than 500 invited guests, amongst them: investment partners, contractors, banks, media representatives and celebrities.

Andersia Tower – a landmark transaction on real estate market!

Von der Heyden Development, the service consultancy arm of Von der Heyden Group (VDHG) has a great pleasure to announce that Von der Heyden Group entered into a landmark transaction on the Polish real estate market and sold its flagship mixed-use development in Poznan – Andersia Tower to an internationally recognized renowned fund DEKA Immobilien. DEKA Immobilien is responsible for worldwide purchases and sales of properties, managing assets, and providing all other property-related services. DEKA Immobilien belongs to DekaBank Gorup that manages fund assets of about 17 billion euros.

With the sale of the 19 story Andersia Tower as THE top class A building in Poznan, its prestigious tenants and the quality of the offices and the Hotel component managed by IBB Hotels, VDHG has certainly broken a record with respect to its low capitalization rate, which has never before been achieved in any city outside of Warsaw.

Although details on financial terms were not disclosed, on signing of the sale purchase agreement, Mr Sven von der Heyden, Chairman of Von der Heyden Group commented: “Irrespective of the current turbulences on the World financial markets DEKA has been brave and forward thinking to acquire this prime property from us in an all-cash transaction. The Von der Heyden Group remains closely related to the building given its involvement in IBB Hotels as the operator of the Hotel component. We are proud to have closed this sale to DEKA and we want to wish this great Investment Fund all the luck for the future. As always, our closest advisors of Knight Frank and Clifford Chance have greatly contributed to a smooth and professional closing”

Mr Adam Trybusz, Managing Director for Poznan, Von der Heyden Group, said: “Poland is developing and becoming increasingly attractive not just because of Warsaw’s booming property market. The country’s economic development is also evident in the economic growth of its regions. Secondary cities like Poznan, Wroclaw, Katowice, Krakow, Gdansk and Lodz all have plenty to offer in terms of Prime Property – international real estate which is highly sought after because of the cash flows it generates, the quality of tenants it attracts, and the urban planning of its district. I am glad that this moment has arrived. I am proud to be able to say that VDHG has played, and continues to play, a major role in the development of the City of Poznan. Those projects that VDHG has realised with the City of Poznan would make excellent case studies of how a public and private partnership can work well in practice. While this is admittedly difficult from a legislative perspective, it is not impossible provided there are clearly established goals. The watchword is transparency, from which comes mutual trust.”

In the transaction, Von der Heyden Group was advised by Knight Frank Sp. z o.o., a company that also together with Von der Heyden Development contributed to the 100% leasing up of Andersia Tower. Mr Piotr Górecki, representing Knight Frank said:The hotel and mixed use hotel-office development transactions are rarely seen on the Polish market due to the limited supply of good quality products. Therefore available investment opportunities are very attractive for international investors. The success of the commercial development depends, however mostly on three elements: its location, quality of the building and the market strength of the tenants. Andersia Tower has it all: Poznań, Pl. Andersa, the developer experienced in top quality commercial buildings and renown, reputable companies occupying its space. This elements place Andersia Tower among of the most unique investment products in Central Europe.”

Andersia Tower (development costs of Euro 64 mln, total development area 42.668 sqm) is a Joint Venture between Von der Heyden Group (VDHG) and the City of Poznań, located in the heart of Poznan, Poland. It perfectly blends into the environment with the 1st phase of the Anders Square development, Poznan Financial Centre (“Intelligent Building 2001″Award, developed by VDHG as well) but also with the neighboring Stary Browar Development. After PFC, Andersia Tower is again a perfect proof that private & public partnership can work well.

Andersia Tower is the tallest building in Poznań (102,1m) and the first mixed-use development with both hotel (4 star de-luxe, located on the first 9 floors of AT) and office functions (class A, upper levels). The turn-key developer’s product was fully leased up while still under construction.

The office part is 100% let and houses prestigious tenants such as: Franklin Templeton Investments Poland, Ernst & Young, IKB Leasing, Pannatoni Development. The hotel part makes the high-class 4-star hotel with 171 rooms, suits with an executive floor, presidential suite, retail outlets, restaurants, extensive conference centre and bankquet & ball rooms for up to 800 people, swimming pool, fitness club and a steam bath. The IBB Andersia Hotel is operated by IBB Hotels that has been successfully operating, e.g. Grand Hotel Lublinianka, Poland.

As the state-of-the-art technology was applied in building construction and some solutions were used in Poland for the very first time, there is no doubt that Andersia Tower can be rated as one of the very few really intelligent buildings. It conforms to the most strict standards of intelligent facilities as well as set-up standards performed by Von der Heyden Group in its European projects.

Andersia Tower was designed applying the top quality materials, natural materials have been used (marble, wood, combination of natural stone and Venetian plaster). The hotel part is comparable with the standard of a five star hotel both in terms of finishes, amenities and size of the rooms. It was vital for the investor to offer a unique hotel product and a particular focus was put on the interior design and high quality and comfortable hotel equipment.

Some innovative interior design solutions for the first time in Poznan and partly in Poland have been introduced, e.g. chaise lounge (unique window-sills arrangement – the window sill finished with an upholstered seat and a sliding table), or the bathroom glass panels.

The building complies with the sustainability idea in many ways, none of the materials used is by any means hazardous to health. Building Management System guarantees energy saving management of the building and quick intervention in case of malfunctions or emergency. The building has no boiler room, so there is no air pollution. In a swimming pool the technology of “low salinity of water” was introduced, and the technology based on electrolysis of salt. This materially improves the environmental aspect and both hotel and SPA guests are not bothered with chlorine substances and unpleasant smell.

Architect: Pracownia Architektoniczna Ewy i Stanisława Sipińskich Sp. z o.o.

General Contractor: HOCHTIEF Polska Sp. z o.o., “zero stage” performed by Warbud S.A.

Hotel Interior design: PRC Architekci Sp. z o.o.

Project Manager: Grupa Inwestycyjna Probuild Sp. z o.o.

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Andersia Tower announced as the ‘Best Hotel Development Project 2008’!

We have a pleasure to inform that during CEPIF Fairs Von der Heyden Group’s project – ‘Andersia Tower was awarded ‘CEE Best Project Awards 2008’ in a category ‘Best Hotel Project 2008’.

The competition ‘CEE Best Project Awards’ is organized by CEPIF & International Herald Tribune and is dedicated to developers active in the entire Central and Eastern Europe region. The Best Projects are chosen in seven different categories: office, retail, warehouse, hotel, residential, revitalisation and mixed-use project. Von der Heyden Group was nominated and then short-listed for the ‘AndersiaTower development in two categories: hotel and mixed-use project.

The voting process for ‘CEE Best Project Awards 2008’ took part is two stages: on-line voting – during which short list was chosen and the final voting during the CEPIF Fairs. The winners in each category were announced at the CEPIF Gala Party on May 14, 2008.

 

Andersia Tower – the winner of “Construction Oscar 2007”!

Von der Heyden Development, the service consultancy arm of Von der Heyden Group (VDHG) is pleased to announce that Von der Heyden Group has received for its Andersia Tower mixed-use development project the First Prize in the most prestigious construction Contest in Poland “Budowa Roku 2007” (“Building of the Year 2007) organized by the Polish Association of Civil Engineers and Construction Technicians (PZITB), the Ministry of Infrastructure and the General Office of Building Control (GUNB).

The independent and highly qualified Jury examined all buildings for the whole year to prepare a short list and finally choose the winners of the “Construction Oscars” out of the whole Poland. Among nine categories including: office, public use, residential, industrial, warehouse, revitalization, retail, railway and road constructions, and a final list of 49 buildings, Andersia Tower took the First Prize in the “Public Use Buildings” Category. The Awards’ Ceremony took place on June 2, 2008 at the headquarters of the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations (NOT) in Warsaw.

Except from the above, Von der Heyden Group’s Andersia Tower has recently received another prestigious Award in the whole Central and Eastern Europe region: “The Best Hotel Project 2008” in acompetition organized by the CEPIF (Central Eastern European Property and Investment Fair) and International Herald Tribune. The best development projects were chosen in 7 different categories: office, retail, warehouse, hotel, residential, revitalization and mixed-use. The voting process took part in 2 stages: on-line voting by real estate market participants who decided on the short list and finally during the CEPIF Fairs. The winners in each category were announced at the CEPIF Gala Party on May 14, 2008 in Warsaw.

Winning “Budowa Roku 2007” award for our project Andersia Tower in Poznan is certainly another highlight in our long history and presence in Poland. We are very proud of this distinction as it’s based on the probably most unbiased jury and selection process in the entire country. I am sure that this will support also the long term commercial success of both the Office component which is fully let as well as the Hotel which is successfully run by Ibb Hotels” – said Mr Sven von der Heyden, Chairman of Von der Heyden Group.

Mr Adam Trybusz, Managing Director for Poznan of Von der Heyden Group said: “It’s a special award and we appreciate it very much! The jury was utmost scrupulous and diligent and the moment of granting the award by the Head of the General Office and Building Control must make an impression on everybody. Another exam for us and by no means less important is to be confirmed by the real estate market participants and that is CEPIF Award: “The Best Hotel Project 2008″. What’s more to add having been verified by professionals and the market?”

Andersia Tower (sold in 2008 to DEKA Immobilien for more than Euro 80 mln. with a total development area 42.668 sqm) was a Joint Venture between Von der Heyden Group (VDHG) and the City of Poznań, located in the heart of Poznan, Poland. It perfectly blends into the environment with the 1st phase of the Anders Square development, Poznan Financial Centre (“Intelligent Building 2001″Award, developed by VDHG as well) but also with the neighboring Stary Browar Development. After PFC, Andersia Tower is again a perfect proof that private & public partnership can work well.

Andersia Tower is the tallest building in Poznań (102,1m) and the first mixed-use development with both hotel (4 star de-luxe, located on the first 9 floors of AT) and office functions (class A, upper levels). The turn-key developer’s product was practically fully leased up while still under construction.

The office part is today 100% let and houses prestigious tenants such as: Franklin Templeton Investments Poland, Ernst & Young, IKB Leasing, Pannatoni Development. The hotel part makes the high-class 4-star hotel with 171 rooms, suits with an executive floor, presidential suite, retail outlets, restaurants, extensive conference centre and bankquet & ball rooms for up to 800 people, swimming pool, fitness club and a steam bath. The IBB Andersia Hotel is operated by IBB Hotels that has been successfully operating, e.g. Grand Hotel Lublinianka, Poland.

As the state-of-the-art technology was applied in building construction and some solutions were used in Poland for the very first time, there is no doubt that Andersia Tower can be rated as one of the very few really intelligent buildings. It conforms to the most strict standards of intelligent facilities as well as set-up standards performed by Von der Heyden Group in its European projects.

Andersia Tower was designed applying the top quality materials, natural materials have been used (marble, wood, combination of natural stone and Venetian plaster). The hotel part is comparable with the standard of a five star hotel both in terms of finishes, amenities and size of the rooms.
It was vital for the investor to offer a unique hotel product and a particular focus was put on the interior design and high quality and comfortable hotel equipment.

Some innovative interior design solutions for the first time in Poznan and partly in Poland have been introduced.

The building complies with the sustainability idea in many ways, none of the materials used is by any means hazardous to health. Building Management System guarantees energy saving management of the building and quick intervention in case of malfunctions or emergency. The building has no boiler room, so there is no air pollution. The swimming pool technology is based on electrolysis of salt. This materially improves the environmental aspect and both hotel and SPA guests are not bothered with chlorine substances and unpleasant smell.

Architect: Pracownia Architektoniczna Ewy i Stanisława Sipińskich Sp. z o.o.

General Contractor: HOCHTIEF Polska Sp. z o.o., “zero stage” performed by Warbud S.A.

Hotel Interior design: PRC Architekci Sp. z o.o.

Project Manager: Grupa Inwestycyjna Probuild Sp. z o.o.

Andersia Tower – the winner of Construction Oscar 2007

IBB Andersia Hotel and IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka win Expedia Awards 2009!

It is a great pleasure of IBB Hotels and Von der Heyden Group to announce that IBB Andersia Hotel in Poznan and IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka in Lublin have been chosen as an Expedia Insiders’ Select hotel as one of the world’s top properties!

Expedia is the world’s leading online travel company with the largest travel marketplace and unmatched global demand across 70 points of sale in more than 55 countries.

The Expedia Insiders’ Select list is an annual award recognizing the very best hotels in the world as judged by the experience of Expedia’s clients. Based on hundreds of thousands of hotel reviews submitted by Expedia’s travelers, IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka and IBB Andersia Hotel were identified and awarded for: “consistently delivering superior services, an exceptional guest experience and notable value.”

What makes this Award even more special is that the Expedia Insiders’ Select program includes just 1% of all hotels in the world offered on Expedia.

After receiving this valuable distinction, Angel Llull, Managing Director of IBB Hotels, said: “This award motivates whole team as it is the result of the hard and tough work we have been doing in our first year of operations. We are a hotel chain with the obsession to offer the highest quality service to our guests, and recognitions like this show us that we are on the good track..”

Through continuous acquisitions of shares during the last years, Von der Heyden Group has become a majority shareholder in IBB Hotels, a Spanish origin hotel chain that has been successfully operating on the Spanish, Polish and German markets.

The common values shared by the developer and the hotel operator such as top quality individual approach and care for detail allow for an excellent teamwork between the two companies.

A strategic plan for the future has been developed to increase the portfolio in Spain, Poland and Germany by opening in each of those countries one new hotel per year. At the same time, IBB Hotels will look for new destinations including in Asia. To support the plan a new corporate image has been created for IBB Hotels Brand.

IBB Hotels:

IBB Hotels was founded in 1992 by Damian Llull in Menorca. In 2001 Von der Heyden Group purchased 25,5% shares in IBB Hotels and by further acquisition of shares became the main shareholder in the following years.

IBB Hotels entered the Polish market in 2002 where at that time, the Von der Heyden Group already had a well-established position as a real estate developer and investor. IBB Hotels commenced its operations in one of the most beautiful heritage buildings in Lublin, the four star de-luxe Grand Hotel Lublinianka and became the first Spanish hotel chain operating in Poland.

Today, with around 7 hotels and projects in Germany, Spain and Poland, the company develops an ambitious expansion plan for the pan-European market and not only.

In Poland, besides the existing IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka in Lublin and IBB Andersia Hotel in Poznan, the IBB Hotel Gdansk on the prominent Dlugi Targ is in the pipeline. In Spain, the company is involved in the development of some projects. The focus is on a 4-star de luxe standard, centrally located and the acquisition is not excluded, something rare in the industry.

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Expedia Awards 2009

Andersia Business Centre gotowe do rozpoczęcia

Von der Heyden Group ma już wszystkie niezbędne dokumenty do rozpoczęcia budowy Andersia Business Centre, które zamknie pierzeję przy placu Andersa. Budowa ruszy wiosną 2010 r.

Budynek, który początkowo nazywano Andersia Front Office pierwsze pozwolenie na budowę otrzymał w 2002 r. i miał stanowić południowe zamknięcie zespołu Andersia. Inwestor zrealizował budynek Andersii z hotelem i biurami i w drugim etapie planował zbudować podium w części południowej. Budynek ten miał mieć funkcję typowo handlową i stanowić rozwinięcie programowe w stosunku do sąsiedniego Starego Browaru. Po analizach inwestor doszedł jednak do wniosku, że nie ma to uzasadnienia. Wobec tego zmieniona została funkcja na biurową – stąd nowa nazwa Andersia Business Centre (ABC), a także forma architektoniczna obiektu.

– Ten budynek będzie flankował zespół Poznańskiego Centrum Finansowego (pierwszego biurowca) i Andersii (drugiego wieżowca) od strony ul. Królowej Jadwigi i będzie tworzył klasyczną, miejską pierzeję ulicy – mówi architekt Stanisław Sipiński, w którego pracowni powstają projekty zabudowy placu Andersa. – Zarówno budynek PFC jak i Andersia są budynkami nieskończonymi. Część przyziemia widoczna od strony ul. Królowej Jadwigi nie była formą skończoną. Dopiero budynek ABC zamyka całą kompozycje przestrzenną.

Zabudowa pierzejowa w tym rejonie realizowana jest od czasu powstawania ringu Stübbena w początkach XX w. i lokowania na nim ważnych obiektów użyteczności publicznej. Nowy obiekt będzie dopełnieniem tego ciągu.

ABC to budynek z pięcioma kondygnacjami nadziemnymi i dwiema podziemnymi o powierzchni użytkowej około 14 tys. metrów kwadratowych. W podziemiach znajdzie się 120 miejsc parkingowych, do których wjazd zaprojektowano z ul. Królowej Jadwigi.
– Istotą tego projektu jest też utworzenie pasażu miejskiego pomiędzy budynkiem PFC i Andersia a budynkiem ABC. Powstanie nowoczesny pasaż pięknie oświetlony i zagospodarowany, tworzący przejście między budynkami do nowo powstałego wewnętrznego placu pomiędzy Andersią a ABC. Wówczas budynek hotelowy będzie otwarty na zewnątrz, bo dziś z niego bezpośrednio nie wyjdziemy – kontynuuje Sipiński.

Docelowo pasaż, który będzie równoległy do ul. Kościuszki, będzie prowadził od ul. Półwiejskiej do placu obniżonego o jedna kondygnację w stosunku do powierzchni ulicy Królowej Jadwigi oraz zespołu obiektów, które dziś roboczo nazywane są Silver i które planowane są w następnej kolejności, w sąsiedztwie hotelu Novotel Poznań. Wewnątrz pasażu znajdzie się zieleń i elementy małej architektury.

Budynek ABC o łukowatej linii wytyczonej przez kształt ulicy będzie miał bardzo współczesną, modernistyczna architekturę. Elewacja południowa ze względu na duże nasłonecznienie będzie przesłonięta reliefem aluminiowym. Ponieważ fasada jest w pełni przeszklona, aby ją zacienić zaprojektowano rodzaj żaluzji zewnętrznych. Na fasadzie utworzy się coś w rodzaju kodu paskowego. Główne wejście od strony ul. Półwiejskiej będzie akcentowane portykiem współczesnym, wspartym na czterech kolumnach elementem fasadowym.

– Intencją inwestora jest wytworzenie na placu Andersa swoistego centrum. Budynek ABC pełniący funkcję biurową jest dopełnieniem programowym dla już istniejących obiektów. W powiązaniu z hotelem Andersia i jego częścią gastronomiczną, z częścią handlową budynku PFC, po dodaniu biur w niższym budynku tworzy się pewną masę krytyczną. Na mapie miasta powstaje znaczące centrum administracyjno-biurowe – połączone z zapleczem restauracyjnym – charakteryzujące centra dużych miast – podkreśla Sipiński. – W budynku PFC pracuje ponad 1000 osób, w Andersii za chwilę też będzie około 1000 pracowników i w ABC dojdzie kolejny 1000, którym trzeba zapewnić możliwość zjedzenia posiłku, krótkiego odpoczynku. Do tego zespół handlowy w parterach pasażu będzie stanowił dopełnienie programowe całości i sprawił, że centrum będzie żyło.

Budowa ABC, na które uzyskano już nowe pozwolenie na budowę, ma rozpocząć się wiosna przyszłego roku i potrwa około dwóch lat. Wówczas do zakończenia całej koncepcji pozostanie jeszcze Silver.

Źródło: poznanskie-nieruchomosci.pl – 21.11.2009

ABC soon to begin

In the first quarter of 2010, Von der Heyden Group is to start the development the first phase of the Andersia Business Center (previously known as Andersia Front Office) on pl. Anders in Poznań. The company has already received a building permit for the project and is in the process of selecting a general contractor. The company have already built two other offices in the same neighborhood: the Poznań Financial Center and Andersia Tower, with the latter having been sold to the Deka Immobilien fund. The new office building will have a total surface area of 14,000 sqm and provide a street frontage for ul. Królowej Jadwiga. The final stage of the development will see the 116m tall Andersia Silver skyscraper built, containing 31,000 sqm of office space and retail. However, construction work is unlikely to start in the next few years.

Source: Eurobuild CEE

Stage three of Anders Squire development kicks off

Construction work on the Andersia Business Centre (ABC) in Poznań, a project by the Von der Heyden Group, has commenced, with Porr chosen as general contractor. ABC is the third phase of the Anders Squire development, after the development of the Poznan Financial Centre and Andersia Tower. The five- storey building will offer 14,500 sqm of office space and will cost EUR 33 mln to deliver. Financing negotiations are currently underway. The developer is to use its own funds for the first phase of the project, which includes underground works. The ABC building has been designed by the Architectural Studio of Ewa and Stanislaw Sipinscy, who also designed the previous two phases. Probuild  is the project manager, with Knight Frank the exclusive agent and a financial advisor. Von der Heyden Group plans the fourth and final phase of Anders Square development, Andersia Silver, in the future. The company already has in place all necessary permits to construct the maximum 116 m building.

Source: Eurobuild CEE

Construction works of Andersia Business Centre in Poznan started!

Underground construction works of Andersia Business Centre (ABC) have just commenced. After a heavily competed tender for a General Contractor of “0” stage, Von der Heyden Group is pleased to announce Porr (Polska) S.A. as the winner! Porr is one of the leaders of the European construction market. The underground works of Andersia Business Centre (ABC) are planned to be completed in October 2010.

Andersia Business Centre (ABC) is a joint venture between Von der Heyden Group and the City of Poznan located in the very centre of Poznan. It constitutes the third phase of Anders Square development.

The first phase of Anders Square development, Poznan Financial Centre (“Intelligent Building 2001 Award”), and the second phase, Andersia Tower (“Building of the Year 2007), were also developed by Von der Heyden Group. PFC was sold to AIB Polonia Property Fund S.a.r.l. in December 2004 and Andersia Tower was sold to DEKA Immobilien in January 2008.

Sven von der Heyden, Chairman of Von der Heyden Group, said: “The crisis on the financial market has put most of our projects on hold for the last 1 ½ years or so. We are convinced that the ABC office development will be another success of the Von der Heyden Group in Poznan and that our timing of commencing construction now is just perfect.”

For the realization of ABC development project, a special purpose company, Andersia Business Centre Sp. z o.o. will be established.

Adam Trybusz, Managing Director of Andersia Property Sp. z o.o. and Von der Heyden Group in Poznan said: “Last time we started a project in Poznan with such enthusiasm was with PFC over 10 years ago. Then, our enthusiasm expressed a beginning of a great adventure. Andersia Tower was a consequent continuation. ABC already today tells the story about taking up new challenges and loyal partnership.”

Andersia Business Centre (ABC) will be a high class, 5 storey above ground, office complex located in front of the PFC and Andersia Tower Building in the very centre of Poznan, in the neighbourhood of the Old Town, Stary Browar and Poznan International Fairs. ABC will comprise of app.14.500 sqm net usable area and two underground levels with 170 parking places. The investment value is estimated at app. Euro 33 million. Financing negotiations are underway and the first phase of the underground works are secured by own funds.

The ABC building has been designed by the Architectural Studio of Ewa and Stanislaw Sipinscy who had also designed the previous two phases. Probuild Sp. z o.o. acts as the Project Manager. Knight Frank is an exclusive agent and a financial advisor.

The developer is currently in the process of discussing with a series of interested tenants in order to enter into pre-leases. Once a reasonable amount of pre-leases are in place, another tender for the above ground construction works will be organized.

The ABC complex will complete the whole area composition. It will provide a representative frontage for Krolowa Jadwiga Street in Poznan. Additionally, between PFC and Andersia Tower, a modern illuminated pedestrian passage will be created leading to an internal patio between Andersia Tower and ABC. Together with a neighbouring Stary Browar it will add even more life to this office, hotel and retail centre in Poznan.

In the future, Von der Heyden Group plans also the fourth final phase of Anders Square development, Andersia Silver. After Andersia Tower it will be the highest building in Poznan, the company has in place all necessary permits to construct up to 116m.

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Press release – Construction works of ABC in Poznan started-29-03-2010