Hala Koszyki was built in 1909 and is permanently inscribed in the commercial panorama of the capital. In the past it was filled with stalls offering food and goods for the home and kitchen. Now it is undergoing a comprehensive revitalisation with the investor planning the reconstruction of the main nave and the renovation of two outbuildings. Also scheduled is the construction of a two-level underground parking area (215 spaces) and the elevation of the office buildings around the hall. The project will involve the construction of three independent Class A + office buildings, offering nearly 11,000 square metres of net leasable space. Building A is about 4,400 square metres, building B will offer 2,800 square metres, and building C is 3,400 square metres. The additional advantage of the project, not only for the tenants, will be a retail part in the renovated hall with a total area of more than 7,500 square metres. The project provides loft-style offices and unique surfaces that offer spacious terraces with panoramic views of Warsaw. The major advantage of Hala Koszyki is its location in the city centre, near the Politechnika underground station and public transport.
“The strength of this project is its small scale. The office buildings will have the character of an apartment house, not just a cold structure of glass and steel. Thanks to this it will be the ideal place for those who are looking for office space with a soul and a unique atmosphere. All of this is thanks to the neighbourhood of the historic hall, which provides an exceptional chance to experience the atmosphere of the early twentieth century combined with the ability to use innovations of XXI century modern office buildings. An additional feature is the loft-style office space. This is the first solution of this kind in Warsaw. It is a place where you can see the glass ceiling, brick walls and metal supports," says Michał Świerczynski, president of the company involved in the investment process, Griffin Group.
Griffin Group, together with the renowned architectural studio JEMS Architekci, is overseeing the conservation work. The project will have a BREEAM certificate confirming the use of environmental solutions. Completion of the project is planned for the end of 2015 / start of 2016.
“Hala Koszyki is a unique place. Griffin Group along with the studio JEMS Architekci want on the one hand to restore the former Hala Koszyki, with attention to the smallest details, while on the other hand they are enriching the project with contemporary elements. The offices offered as a part of the project will be modern and at the same time small in their scale. The three independent office buildings are perfect for the office of one or more companies. Due to its unique character and quality, Hala Koszyki will be able to satisfy even the most demanding customer. On the first floor, the offices will be combined with the historical part of the hall. The higher floors will have terraces with views of Warsaw city centre. In addition, tenants will be able to choose small loft-style offices (up to 30 square metres). We are having preliminary talks with potential tenants, who appreciate the design very much" says Ewelina Kałużna, Director of the Office Agency | Landlord Representation in Colliers International