Another HB Reavis Warsaw asset awarded the BREEAM Excellent certificate
The Warsaw office complex West Station, currently under construction in the direct vicinity of Warszawa Zachodnia railway station, has been awarded the BREEAM Interim certificate at the Excellent level. The project’s developer and owner is HB Reavis. The audit was carried out by Go4Energy.
This is the third BREEAM certificate granted to a HB Reavis investment in Warsaw, following Gdański Business Center and Postępu 14 which also received the same honour for their sustainable designs.
‘West Station’s recent receipt of the BREEAM Interim certificate at the Excellent level is testament that all of HB Reavis’ projects are developed to the highest standard, using top-quality materials, and modern ecological and technological solutions,’ said Stanislav Frnka, President of the Management Board at HB Reavis Poland. He added: ‘These credentials are particularly satisfactory given the audit resulted in very high grades in two areas of particular importance to our future tenants – the categories pertaining to the development’s accessibility and to the health and well-being of future tenants’.
‘BREEAM is the most highly recognised method for assessing the quality of buildings in Europe. The certification process entails the analysis of ten areas including, among others, energy efficiency, location and access to public transportation and all kinds of services, as well as the quality of construction materials employed. The West Station complex received 73.2% of the maximum number of points under BREEAM Interim. This is an impressive result, which is best evidenced by the fact that only a dozen or so office buildings in the city can to date boast a similar grade,’ said Tomasz Augustyniak, a licensed BREEAM Accredited Professional.
West Station is a modern business complex, comprising two distinct 14-storey buildings offering a total of 68,400 sq m of Grade A office space. One of its major advantages is its strategic location, providing future tenants with excellent commuting options, not only within Warsaw, but also to other Polish cities. The investment is located by a key thoroughfare in the capital city, which connects with the S8 expressway and the A2 highway near Aleja Prymasa Tysiąclecia and, most notably, is in the direct vicinity of the new Warszawa Zachodnia railway station, which offers a network of suburban and regional train connections. The underground tunnel running between the two separate buildings will allow commuters to get to work by Fast Urban Railway (SKM), Warsaw Commuter Railway (WKD) or by public transportation without the need to walk outside. In the ‘Transportation’ category of the BREEAM certificate, this project achieved the maximum number of points.
From the point of view of future occupants, the convenient access to a wide range of services will also be seen as an advantage. ‘At HB Reavis we are focused on making all of our investments 100% tenant-oriented. Conscious of our tenants’ time and convenience, we ensure that a broad range of retail and service outlets are provided within our developments, so that they can eat, grab a coffee, go to a nearby pharmacy, enjoy a fitness class or even get a manicure done in their office’s locality. The same goes for West Station, whose very first tenants have included the Carsan car wash and the Friends coffee shop,’ emphasized Grzegorz Strutyński, Commercial Director and Member of the Management Board at HB Reavis Poland.
The West Station complex was designed by Polish architecture studio, FS&P ARCUS Sp. z o.o. While designing this development, the architects employed modern solutions allowing for a flexible arrangement of all office space to fit the individual preferences of all tenants. The complex will cater to the needs of future tenants by offering numerous amenities, such as showers and changing facilities dedicated to cyclists. A custom designed glazed façade will not only ensure maximum levels of sunlight, but also additional acoustic isolation, thus raising the comfort of work. The top technological standard of the complex will be complemented by cutting-edge air conditioning and ventilation systems with central air humidity controls and individual temperature control systems. The building will also feature an electric car charging station.
The construction of the West Station complex commenced in Q4 2014. The first building is scheduled for commissioning in Q3 2016, while the second building is due to complete in Q4 2017. In addition to those already mentioned, tenants will include companies from the PKP Group, that is PKP S.A., PKP Informatyka and PKP Intercity.