September 28 marked the official opening of D48, Penta Investments’ first office project in Poland. Located in the very centre of Warsaw’s biggest business district, at the corner of Domaniewska and Postępu streets, the building provides 26,000 sq m of floor space.

    “– We are glad that we can offer our tenants a project that meets all the requirements of companies looking for a place within Warsaw’s biggest business district, including central location and easy/quick access to public transportation; large ground level car park for visitors and underground car park for tenants; extensive green areas within the property; as well as a number of eco-friendly solutions providing the highest building efficiency. We would like to thank our partners, subcontractors and the whole Penta Investments team engaged in execution of this project. Currently, the total occupancy rate at D48 exceeds 40%. We are concluding further lease agreements. We anticipate that over the next few weeks the occupancy rate will almost double. The list of D48’s tenants includes Smyk, Intrum Justitia, Legrand Polska, Fortuna online zakłady bukmacherskie, Iglotex, GW Foksal and Warsztat Kulinarny,” commented Damian Grzywacz, Country Managing Director Poland at Penta Investments.

    “– We are proud to present a Warsaw-based investment, D48 – Penta Investements’ first office project in Poland, which constitutes one of the key markets within the region, where Penta runs its investment and real estate business and actively searches for new possibilities of portfolio expansion. What’s worth mentioning is the fact that Penta’s real estate investments record significant increase at the moment, driven by successful projects on all of the three markets – the Czech Republic (10 projects), Slovakia (14 projects) and Poland (2 projects). Currently, we are managing real estate assets with total value amounting to over 1 billion euro, while employing 120 people. Starting from January 2018, Penta will be executing real estate projects on Czech, Slovak and Polish markets within the frame of separate Penta Real Estate entities. This organisational change is driven by the need to streamline the management of particular real estate projects, while all communication activities in those three countries will be conducted under one brand - Penta Real Estate,” said Jozef Oravkin, Partner at Penta Investments.

    The author of the conceptual and construction design for the D48 office building is Hermanowicz Rewski Architekci (HRA Architekci), while the working design was prepared by EPSTEIN. The D48 investment was implemented by Hill International with the use of the Construction Management system. D48 lobby interior design was provided by Robert Majkut Design and assumed different ambiance for each of the lobby zones – from extreme minimalism to hotel cosiness, from elegance and simplicity of raw materials to non-standard, highly processed materials.

    The D48 project received the LEED® pre-certificate on the Gold level, in the LEED® Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development category.

    The agent responsible for commercialisation of the D48 office building is a dedicated Tenant Representation team from the office space department of the Savills consultancy agency.

    D48 Construction Schedule:
    – December 2015 – obtaining a building permit
    – December 2015 – beginning of construction works
    – February 2016 – receiving the LEED® pre-certificate on the Gold level, in the LEED® Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development category
    – November 2016 – building shell
    – August 2017 – obtaining an occupancy permit.

    Key advantages of D48 office building:
    – D48 is the new generation office building with a leasable area of over 26,000 sq m on 11 floors on the Domaniewska street side and 8 floors on the Postępu street side. The size of spaces available at a single floor allows the tenants to flexibly design their functional interior spaces.
    – D48 includes spacious terraces offering a view of downtown Warsaw and within the plot – green areas with modern landscaping elements and a spacious patio dedicated to future guests of Warsztat Kulinarny restaurant, which will be open on weekdays and weekends (for employees of Służewiec business district and D48 office building, as well as residents of newly built housing estates in the close vicinity).
    – Owing to the efficient planning of the building's form and its placement, the clear height (2.75 m) and the fully glazed facade, each office floor of the D48 will use daylight lightining to the maximum extent possible.
    – In addition to standard facilities like high-speed elevators, a large number of parking spaces and access to WI-FI in the building and on the site – the building uses innovative
    eco-friendly solutions that ensure the highest efficiency, as well as modern control systems operated from smartphones.
    – The building offers a total of 480 parking spaces situated in a two-level underground parking garage for tenants and in the external parking lot for guests. Access to both parking lots is provided by two independent entry ways – from the Domaniewska Street and from the Postępu Street. Both car parkings hold dedicated charging stations for electric vehicles.
    – D48 provides extensive bike-friendly facilities (e.g. bicycle stands and changing rooms for those biking to work, as well as bicycle lanes within the plot).
    – HRA Architekci was responsible for building permit design, while EPSTEIN was responsible for the executive project.
    – D48 office building has been construced in the construction management system, managed by Hill International.
    – Interior design of D48 lobby is by Robert Majkut Design studio, in cooperation with Mąka-Sojka Architekci studio.
    – D48 office building has been awarded the LEED® pre-certificate on the Gold level, in the category LEED® Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development.
    – The total value of the investment amounted to approx. EUR 48 million.

    About Penta
    Penta Investments is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, real estate and media. The Group manages an evergreen fund sustained by its partners, the company's only shareholders. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 32,000 people and reported assets of EUR 8,5 billion in 2016. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.