Vastint Poland finalised the agreement for the purchase of development sites with an area of over 9,000 m2 at ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi in Katowice. The land contains the Silesia hotel, closed in 2006. Vastint is planning to demolish the building and construct a modern hotel and office building complex instead. The project is planned to start in 2019.
“From the start we knew that the location of the site in the city centre dictates certain functional solutions. In the neighborhood, there are a lot of commercial projects but not enough modern offices. The planned hotel of an area of approximately 5,000 m2 and two office buildings of an area of 30,000 m2 will enrich the centre of Katowice, which is already attractive for tenants, and make it even more competitive compared to other regional towns.” says Roger Andersson, Managing Director Vastint Poland.
Projects located in regional towns constitute a significant part of Vastint’s portfolio in Poland. Vastint’s plans clearly indicate that its engagement in local markets will continue to grow. Next year Vastint will commission 122,000 m2 of office space in Poznan and Wrocław and will start two new projects in Gdynia and Gdańsk with an area of over 80,000 m2. Acquisitions of development sites in regional towns, such as the current transaction in Katowice, constitute an element of Vastint’s expansion strategy in Poland.
“The demand for modern office space in Katowice has remained at a stable level for several years. More importantly, the town is currently one of the most frequently-chosen locations by modern business support services sector. It has great potential and we have high hopes for further stable development of the company in non-Warsaw markets.” Roger Andersson sums up.