Roma Tower – a new landmark in the Warsaw skylineReal Estate Investments
Originally Published in March 2018
Warsaw will soon have another new skyscraper, as it joins the ranks of metropolises like London or New York, with high-rises in the very heart of the city. Such investments offer new development opportunities and attract top-tier international investors, clients and tourists, who have often overlooked Warsaw due to the lack of high-class real estate and exclusive hotels. Poland’s capital is often referred to as the Tiger of Central and Eastern Europe and is rapidly developing.
Roma Tower is BBI’s Development’s latest project, delivered in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Warsaw. Centrally located at the corner of Emilii Plater and Nowogrodzka streets, the 170-meter Roma Tower is designed to meet the expectations of the most demanding investors, such as five- or six-star luxury hotel chains. The offer will also include 55,000 square meters of class-A office space, as well as premium-class apartments. The building’s blueprint has been approved by the city council and construction work is expected to end in late 2018.
Roma Tower is an important building for Warsaw, as it continues a half-century-old tradition of erecting high-rise buildings in the Śródmieście district.
Roma Tower is an important building for Warsaw, as it continues a half-century-old tradition of erecting high-rise buildings in the Śródmieście district, like the Elektrim building or the Marriott hotel. The building’s location will create a symbolic urban gateway between the contemporary city center and the surrounding low-rise tenements, renovated or rebuilt after World War II. The tower’s immediate surroundings have an ample number of cafes, restaurants and expensive boutiques.
The famous Broadway-style musical theatre Roma, makes the neighborhood a fashionable destination. The building’s ground floor is reserved for retail and services, which should help smaller and medium-sized businesses operating in Śródmieście boost their business.
Roma Tower’s investors stressed the importance of a sustainable approach to the city’s development and have planned the creation of additional green spaces with a 200-meter-long park in the area. This would serve as a place of rest for busy managers and tourists, seeking a breath of fresh air in the urban jungle. Tower buildings in city centers are also a better alternative for environmentally conscious investors than business parks located on the outskirts of urban areas. Easy access to an extensive public transport network helps reduce smog created by commuters.
Roma Tower is a truly unique investment, carried out by BBI Development together with the Archdiocese of Warsaw and the Saint Barbara parish. It has received the Vatican’s approval.