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Editorial Note

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Editorial note

By Michael Dembinski, chief advisor and Dorota Kierbiedź, membership director


The Polish construction sector is currently experiencing a boom.

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Flooring is everywhere

Barbara Radziwon, managing director of Flowcrete Central & Eastern Europe, talks to Michael Dembinski, the BPCC's chief advisor


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E-commerce and last-mile delivery “driving logistics real estate”

Magdalena Szulc, business unit director Central Europe, SEGRO

Events coverage

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Promoting UK best practice in construction – BIM in action

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the future of construction, yet its implementation (particularly by the public sector) varies enormously from country to country.

Real Estate & Construction

World-class cable manufacturer expands through M&A

By Bartlomiej Zgryzek, vice-president, board member – IT, Treasury and Investor Relations, TFKable Group


Over recent years, we have built up an extensive track record and experience, competent knowledge and a broad range of skills in the design and development of new products for our markets.

Real Estate & Construction

A compelling case for BIM adoption in Poland

By Iain Leyden, regional director, Europtima


Building Information Modelling, (BIM), is gathering momentum in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry globally; some individual research over your morning coffee will quickly convince you of that.

Real Estate & Construction

Dynamics of changes on the Polish construction market

by Adam Polak, cost manager, Gleeds Polska


For 25 years, Gleeds Polska shares its based on experience knowledge of project management with a wide range of clients such as representatives of investors, developers, investment funds, banks, contractors and other institutions.

Real Estate & Construction

Coming to an end – or of age?

By Mariola Bitner, business development manager, AECOM


Poland’s commercial office market is buoyant. But with office vacancy rates rising in big cities, supply is outpacing demand. Rather than a weakness, this is a sign of maturity.

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Attracting top talent in the construction sector

By Sandra Zalewska, consultant, expert Hays Construction & Property Specialistion


With strong GDP growth and a steady influx of foreign investment, more and more investment is being created not only in Warsaw, but also in other previously less popular locations like Rzeszow, Lublin and Szczecin as they are now becoming more accessible with improving road, rail and air links.

Real Estate & Construction

Office property management yesterday and today

Magdalena Oksańska, head of property management compliance, Knight Frank


A change of definition

Real Estate & Construction

The professionalisation of the housing market: institutional lease

By Filip Pietrek, PR specialist, Hamilton May Real Estate Company


A few words on the Polish housing market.

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Can older office buildings compete with modern ones?

by Agnieszka Krzekotowska, director of Property Management and Facility Management departments at Colliers International


In recent years, developers have provided a record supply of modern office space in the Polish market.

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The Workspace Revolution is Coming

By Rafał Gabteni, area director, Regus in Poland


In recent years, disruptive forces have transformed how we think about entire industries.

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Vision of the future, our cities in 2040

By Aleksander Szybilski, consultant, Workplace Strategy, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield


Innovation is now the core pillar underpinning growth strategies of all businesses wanting to go global. Fuelled by growing high-tech investments worldwide, transformation is gathering pace with changes taking place almost overnight.

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The Wave

by Christopher Siemieński, head of development and marketing at CFE Polska and board member of the Belgian Business Chamber


Imagine the economy as a wave. For the sake of grounding this in context, let’s say the wave is the Polish economy.

Real Estate & Construction

RICS – a label of trust in Poland

By Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, Europe Managing Director at RICS


RICS has been present in Poland since 1991 but this year is the 150th anniversary of the organisation worldwide. As part of this anniversary, we are proud to celebrate the great achievements and contribution of our professionals globally.

Real Estate & Construction

Dispute resolution in real estate

By Dr Ewelina Stobiecka, attorney-at-law, partner at Taylor Wessing Warsaw, coordinator and initiator of the International Mediation Centre


Disputes between businesses and the public sector in Poland are now open for mediation proceedings.

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From the office desk to commitment – how does the workplace affect your team?

By Anna Bartoszewicz-Wnuk, head of Workplace Advisory, JLL


Anyone who spends a minimum of eight hours sitting down at work, and mostly at an office desk, starts after some time to recognise the health consequences of such a lifestyle.

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Foreign direct investment in Poland: an engineered approach

By Ben Creighton, senior process engineer, Food Sector Head CEE, PM Group


Poland is a very attractive location for foreign direct investment (FDI) because of its stable economy, well-educated workforce, central location, infrastructure, large market (population of Poland is 38 million) and business-friendly environment.


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How far from the edge of your plot can you place your building?

By Filip Wasilewski, radca prawny in SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM


How close to the border of your plot of land can you place a new building? Regulations that came into force on 1 January this year change those distances.

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First Polish social rental agency set up in Warsaw

By Sebastian Musioł, project manager, Social Rental Agency, Habitat for Humanity Poland


The high cost of renting flats in Warsaw have led to a new housing service which has appeared on the rental market, the aim of which is open access to affordable rental apartments.

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Current changes in the construction law

by Grażyna Kuźma, partner, attorney-at-law, Taylor Wessing


What interesting changes can we expect this year in the broad sense of construction law?

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Well-being, a way to make your employees happy

By Małgorzata Niewińska, senior change manager, Workplace Strategies, CBRE


Apparently two-thirds of employees experience stress before going to work on Monday. The phenomenon is called 'The Sunday Night Blues'.

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Skanska launches first perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Central Eastern Europe will be the first developer worldwide to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale.

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Warsaw office market awaits spectacular skyscrapers

by Hanna Dąbrowska, Research Department, Savills


The office market in Warsaw is very active. It won’t slow down this year despite the fact that there will be fewer new projects in 2018 than in previous years.


Events coverage

Poland's growth in 2018: Maintaining balance?

The BPCC held a breakfast for CEOs on 31 January 2018 at the newly opened Holiday Inn Warsaw City Centre on ul. Twarda.

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Eight interesting take-aways from Deloitte's construction sector reports

The BPCC, along with the Spanish and Italian chambers of commerce in Poland, jointly held the launch event for Deloitte's reports* looking at the European and Polish construction markets.

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The Robert Burns Night returns to Kraków

The event celebrating Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, takes place in many places around the globe and is organised mainly by the British Chambers of Commerce operating in a number of countries.