LIXA E office building in Warsaw receives occupancy permit

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2024-01-31   09:40
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The LIXA E office building, which was constructed as part of an office campus near the Daszyńskiego Roundabout in Warsaw, has been granted an occupancy permit. The building by Yareal Polska provided the Warsaw market with nearly 18,000 sq m of modern office space, designed and developed in accordance with a sustainable development strategy.

The LIXA complex, located in the business centre of Warsaw in nearby Wola, is the largest office project in Yareal Polska's history. Ultimately, it will form a complex of five buildings with a total area of 77,000 sqm. As part of the final stage of construction of this campus, the LIXA E office building has just been granted occupancy permit.

The LIXA E building, located on the western side of the LIXA City Gardens public walkway that binds the entire complex together, has delivered nearly 18,000 sq m of modern office space to the Warsaw market, which is already attracting strong interest from tenants. The space in the LIXA E building has been leased to over 70 per cent, and Yareal Polska is in advanced talks with further companies that plan to tie their business future precisely to LIXA.

"We are very pleased that, just over 1.5 years after the first shovel was driven in, we can announce that another building in the LIXA complex - the LIXA E office building - has been granted occupancy permit. It is a building that perfectly meets the current expectations of tenants and fits the profile of a friendly workplace. The campus-like character of the development, one of the largest floor areas available on the market today - 3,400 sq m, and consequently also the freedom of space arrangement, numerous green areas, well-thought-out technological or functional solutions such as tilt windows, are the distinguishing elements of LIXA. The LIXA City Gardens concept, which is unique in the entire market, is also a huge asset of our complex. A wide and varied retail and catering offer, including restaurants, bars, cafés or showrooms, make it a place where life goes on even after working hours. We are delighted that our project is being very well received and there is great interest from tenants," said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director of Yareal Polska.

The LIXA E building, like the other parts of the complex, was constructed in accordance with the sustainable development strategy, which puts ESG standards at the forefront. During the construction of the office building, as well as its subsequent operation, only electricity from renewable sources, i.e. onshore wind farms, was and will be used.

During construction, the low-emission concrete used for the entire structure and the low-emission recycled aluminium used on the complex's facades were also used, among other things. In addition, tilt windows have been designed into the office building to reduce the use of air conditioning while still allowing access to fresh air, and high-speed energy recovery lifts have been installed inside the building, as well as state-of-the-art LED lighting. Water from rainfall will be collected and used to irrigate shrubs, perennials and lawns growing in the communal gardens. A pond will be created in the courtyard, around which a water mist will be sprayed on hot days.

The underground part of the last stage of LIXA (which includes LIXA D and E buildings), which is being built right next to a representative pedestrian passage forming a new passage between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa Streets, has a total of 217 parking spaces. Some of these have been equipped with chargers for electric cars. There will also be bicycle racks as well as showers and lockers for tenants who commute to work by unicycle. As part of the realisation of this phase of LIXA, Yareal Polska also carried out a renovation of the surrounding streets, including a section of one of the key arteries of Warsaw's Wola - Kasprzaka Street. What's more, a renovation of the entire Giełdowa Street is also planned for this spring.

The LIXA office campus was designed by the renowned HRA Architekci studio. Both the existing buildings (including LIXA E) and the office building LIXA D, which is still under construction, are certified under the BREEAM green building system, achieving an Excellent rating. The LIXA project also has a WELL Health-Safety rating, confirming that the complex meets high requirements for safety standards and procedures.

The LIXA D office building, the last building in the LIXA complex, is still under construction. This building is scheduled for completion in late Q1/early Q2 2024.

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