Description: Since the early 1920s Służewiec Przemysłowy was one of the industrial areas of Warsaw where many important factories were located. About 20 years ago the area was fully occupied by ca. 60 manufacturing companies employing ca. 25.000 workers and housing ca. 25.000 inhabitants in blockhouses. The factories were mainly built in the 1960s and generated a lot of pollution. In the last 6 years most of the big factories were transformed into offices. The area is now transforming into a modern office and residential district with other complementary services (including a shopping centre, cinema, medical facilities). The old blockhouses in the residential part are characterized by an extremely low energy efficiency. On the other hand many of the new office buildings have received the BREEAM certificates. Also the new residential houses are built in an efficient way.
Topics: Commercial buildings, private investment
Actor focus: Engineering office, private developer