Savills to manage Posejdon in Szczecin

Real estate advisory firm Savills has been appointed property manager of Posejdon, a PLN 350 million office, conference and hotel complex in Szczecin.

The new landmark of Szczecin is entering an operational phase, with more office tenants moving in and the first retail stores now open. The opening of two hotels (four- and three-star hotels) is scheduled for the second half of 2020.

“PORTO has both revitalised and extended a pre-war department store over the last four years, turning it into the largest mixed-use complex in the very heart of Szczecin,” says Marcin Woźniak, President of Porto, the owner of Posejdon.

Posejdon is a modern and sustainable building with nearly 18,000 sq m of class AA office space, almost 5,000 sq m of retail and service space, including boutiques of brands previously absent from Szczecin, and two Marriott hotels: a four-star Courtyard and a three-star Moxy, which will provide a total of 255 rooms. Posejdon also includes the largest and most modern conference centre in Szczecin with a seating capacity of nearly 1,000 people.

According to the developer’s declaration, Posejdon is also the largest NZEB (Nearly Zero Emission Building) recently completed in Poland that meets the strict carbon dioxide emissions targets that will take effect in 2021. The complex features two independent renewable energy sources: geothermal and solar systems. Its BREEAM certificate with an Excellent rating is confirmation of its high sustainability standards. A symbol of Posejdon’s environmental friendliness is its public patio with Poland’s largest green wall – 150 sq m of specially selected plants adorn the interior of this state-of-the-art building.

Posejdon’s office and retail sections, including the stores of Super-Pharm and Lidl, are now fully operational, and the opening of the hotels is scheduled for the second half of 2020. The complex will soon provide a public observation desk on its 35th floor with a bar on its rooftop.

“Mixed-use projects are being developed across Poland on an increasing scale. They have a vital place-making function and create user-friendly and diverse urban spaces. Such complexes are sought after by many tenants and are generally very positively received by local communities. They constitute a challenge for owners due to the need for a different management approach to each property function, but they also enable investment diversification,” says Marta Mikołajczyk-Pyrć, Head of Retail Property Management, Property & Asset Management, Savills.

The Retail Property Management team of Savills Property & Asset Management department currently has 18 retail schemes under management in Poland and has recently expanded its offer addressed to owners of mixed-use projects that include office, retail, residential and hotel buildings.

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