Prague/London - Developer group HB Reavis of billionaire Ivan Chrenko has started demolition of a building in London centre close to the Bank of England that it gained for EUR75m (over Kc2bn) last year, the developer´s spokeswoman Magdalena Drsova announced today.
Developerská skupina HB Reavis miliardáře Ivana Chrenka zahájila demolici budovy v centru Londýna, kterou získala minulý rok za 75 milionů eur (více než dvě miliardy korun). Informovala o tom 23. července mluvčí HB Reavis. Příští rok místo ní začne růst nová devítipatrová kancelářská budova, jejíž stavba by měla skončit v druhé polovině roku 2016. Na snímku vizualizace nové kancelářské budovy na King William Street 33 zasazená do panorama Londýna - druhá budova směrem od řeky na levé straně ulice (objekt se střešní zahradou). ČTK HB Reavis
A new nine-floor office building will start to be built in its place next year. The project is to be completed in the second half of 2016.
The developer had to wait for the start of the demolition of the old building with 12,000 square metre area at 33 King William Street until July 2014 when all the lease contracts were expired.
The new office building with 21,000 square metres of gross leasable area was designed by studio John Robertson Architects. Costs of the construction, whose size the developer has not disclosed, will be covered from HB Reavis´s own resources.
This is not the last project on the London market for HB Reavis. The developer wants to expand its London activities and is looking for new acquisitions. It has enlarged its team for the purpose and named Richard Saul director of leases.
International developer group BH Reavis of Slovakia is based in Luxembourg. It is active in Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Turkey.
The group was set up in 1993. It administers assets worth EUR1.4bn. The total leasable area of its real properties is over 670,000 square metres.
Its last completed project thus far is office building River Garden II./III. in Prague-Karlin.