September 27, 2018

Unirii View, the tallest office building in downtown Bucharest, completed 80 percent pre-leased

Unirii View, the tallest office building in downtown Bucharest, completed 80 percent pre-leased

Unirii View, the tallest modern office building in downtown Bucharest, has been completed, in record time, following an investment of about €33 million. The first companies that took up office space in the project already started to relocate their headquarters, whilst most others will follow in the immediate period.

Unirii View is located on Corneliu Coposu Boulevard, only five minutes away from Unirii Square. The project dominates the skyline, rising 73 meters above the ground level, with 19 upper floors plus a generous parking divided on three underground levels.

The property has a leasable area of approximately 17,300 sqm that is over 80 percent pre-leased. Among the most important companies that established their headquarters in the new landmark building in downtown Bucharest are NTT Data Romania, Spaces, H&M Romania, Pernod Ricard Romania and Red Bull Romania.

”We have developed a destination project for companies that aspired to work in the most central part of the city. Unirii View is not only the most visible building in the area but also a project with excellent technical specifications and a special architecture for Bucharest, with an art deco touch that makes it outstanding amongst other buildings in the glass and steel era. Unirii View represents the first step of our presence in Romania and demonstrates that our group’s and Romania’s potential create and excellent ground for future investments,” commented Yves Weerts, Chairman of Weerts Group, the investor behind Unirii View.

Yves Weerts is a Belgian entrepreneur with a track record on the Romanian real estate market through several investments, such as the development and successful sale of Deva Logistic Park to CTP investment fund.

”We are in very advanced negotiations with several companies and I estimate that the leasing process will soon be completed. We have achieved our goal of providing companies with a state of the art office building, where businesses can grow in a friendly environment for the employees. At the same time, we shaped a new office destination on the Bucharest market, Unirii View being thus a successful story in all respects,” said Andreea Paun, managing partner of the real estate consultant Griffes, who was responsible for the commercial strategy, including office leasing and marketing, on an end-to-end basis.

The entire development project of Unirii View as well of the project management of the building was ensured by Speedwell Real Estate Development, through Didier Balcaen, the construction process was completed by Bog’Art, the biggest Romanian local construction company, while Westfourth Architecture, in cooperation with DMA Architecture & Interior Design, brought the architecture vision and design.

Unirii View is one of the most modern office projects in Bucharest, being the first real estate project from Romania the applied and obtained the green certification BREEAM, with Excellent rating, under the most recent standards, published in 2016. Unirii View was assisted in the BREEAM certification process by BuildGreen, Romania’s leading adviser in the field of development, design and certification of green buildings.

Unirii View is also one of the most efficient office buildings in Bucharest, with the largest column-free office space on the market, resulting in a free spanning floor of up to 12 meters (no intermediate columns). The project offers an above standards layout, through unique characteristics such as no columns or structural elements on the floor, wiring, a 2.9 meters clear height, generator capacities for tenants in accordance with their needs and a ventilation system that allows a density of one employee to every eight square meters of office space. The building is served by nine elevators integrating the Port technology by Schindler, ensuring a fast transit between the floors.

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