Skanska has sold two properties in the city center of Warsaw - Atrium Plaza and Atrium Centrum. The price is SEK 805 million (approx. €85m) and the gain on the sale will amount to SEK 174 million, which is being reported in the fourth quarter. The buyer is Polonia Property Fund L.P. managed by the Irish bank AIB.
Developed in 1998 and 2001, Atrium Plaza and Atrium Centrum comprise 14,600 m² and 17,100 m², respectively, of leasable office and retail space, with underground parking on two levels.
The sold properties are the third and fourth projects developed by Skanska along one of the main streets in central Warsaw. Within the same development area, Skanska controls rights to development about 60,000 m² of additional commercial premises.
In the third quarter Skanska decided to start a new office project - Marynarska Point - located in Warsaw's Mokotow business district. This first phase of two comprises approximately 12,500 square meters of leasable area. Skanska's investment amounts to 28.8 million, approximately SEK 265 million.
Skanska Project Development Europe focuses on development of commercial projects in the central European markets of Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Wroclaw, where the company has investment properties and land for development.