International real estate developer HB Reavis has started work on the second of two 14-storey office buildings located in the immediate vicinity of the new Warszawa Zachodnia railway station, also known as West Station, in Warsaw. The two-staged commercial complex is being developed on land owned by the Polish railway, Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A. (PKP S.A.), as a joint development scheme between HB Reavis, Xcity Investment and the PKP S.A.
All works for the project are on schedule. Although construction began only 16 months ago, we have already completed the first building, and West Station I will be able to welcome its first occupiers soon. I am confident that stage two of the development will be completed as seamlessly as stage one.” Frnka added: “West Station will create a unique workspace in Warsaw, embedded in the urban design of the surrounding area, offering access to public transport, top quality office space, service and retail outlets, as well as creating recreational spaces for people to enjoy the outdoors.
Improving the area in and around West Station is one of the first property development projects implemented by PKP S.A. , and our current experience shows that the joint venture model works very well. Our partners are offered land with huge potential in an excellent location and in return the city receives positive cultural and economic regeneration. West Station and its surroundings have been revitalized, and the comfort and experience of commuters has greatly improved. There is,now, greater accessibility to the station entrance from both Tunelowa Street and Aleje Jerozolimskie and to other modes of transport in the area.