Ghelamco Poland has obtained a valid building permit for construction of the hotel and office part of the New Center of Łódź project. The scheme which will occupy the space between the newly built Łódź Fabryczna train station and the EC1 Centre for Science and Technology has been recently presented at MIPIM fair in Cannes. Ultimately, three buildings will be erected as part of the first stage of the development.
The hotel will take up space next to the train station, whereas the residential building will be located on the EC1 side. The office building will be constructed in between. The ground floors will include food amenities and commercial outlets. Construction works are scheduled to start in Q3 or Q4 2018. The scheme was designed by PIG Architekci.
The hotel will offer 166 rooms, the office building will provide 18,000 m² of space, and the residential building will offer around 70 apartments. The complex will also feature an underground parking space.
“I am delighted to see another investment in the New Center of Łódź, and particularly much-needed hotel and apartments. I would like to thank Ghelamco for once again believing in the potential of the city. With this investment we can see that we have a sound vision of the city’s growth, which is confirmed by the investors themselves,” says Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of the City of Łódź.
“Łódź is a city with a great potential. Its location in the heart of Poland, at the main communication routes crossing, dynamically growing service sector, historical character and most of all, educated and open-minded people make the city very attractive and perspective for investments. Łódź becomes one of the leading regional markets in Poland, with almost 440 thousand m²of office space, at the same time with the lowest vacancy rate at the level of 9,5%,” said Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director CEE, Ghelamco. “We put strong emphasis on the development of the New Center of Łódź. It is an extremely significant and exciting project for us. We attach a great importance to public space. We want to create a vibrant part of the city which will become an excellent place for work, leisure and living here.”