Only four days are required for the construction of one tower floor of the SKYSAWA office and commercial complex located in Warsaw. The project of Polski Holding Nieruchomości being developed at ul. Świętokrzyska 36 has already reached the height of 13 above-ground storeys. Ultimately, the over 155-meter tower will have 40 floors.
PORR S.A., the general contractor for the project, uses the technology of constructing the core of the structure ahead of the storeys, which allows for the exceptionally fast, four-day construction cycle of SKYSAWA tower storeys. It consists in using a formwork system that is raised to higher storeys with the use of actuators. This reduces the need to use cranes, thus increasing the efficiency and pace of construction works. In addition, the entire formwork is being raised simultaneously, thus ensuring constant fall protection for employees.
“I am glad that it is our flagship project that is setting the record for the capital, and we prove at every construction stage that we live up to the motto “SKYSAWA — Reach for more”.Soon, the residents of Warsaw will be able to experience first-hand the quality and high-class solutions used in SKYSAWA.With the completion of the construction of the first building, at the beginning of Q3 2021, they will gain access to a new walkway near Building A and an underground passage connecting the building with a metro station,” said Tomasz Górnicki, Vice-President of the Management Board for Investment, Polski Holding Nieruchomości.
“The PORR team has been working at full capacity since the very beginning of the SKYSAWA construction.We topped out the shorter building only 9 weeks after the structure of the building reached the above-ground level.Now we are raising the bar even higher.The solution adopted for the construction of the tower part of SKYSAWA enables us to carry out works effectively and safely even in unfavorable weather conditions, ensuring high quality and repeatability of works while maintaining their impressive pace,” said Dariusz Wietrzyński, Member of the Management Board of PORR S.A., the general contractor of the SKYSAWA project.
The construction of the taller SKYSAWA building is scheduled to complete in Q3 2022, and of the shorter one — in Q3 2021.
About the SKYSAWA project
SKYSAWA is a state-of-the-art office and commercial complex with an area of ca. 34,200 sq.m. Its construction began at the end of June 2019. The key asset of the project is its excellent location — in the very center of the capital, right by the Rondo ONZ, in the quarter of Świętokrzyska, Twarda, Mariańska and aleja Jana Pawła II streets. SKYSAWA is one of the few buildings in Warsaw that will have a direct connection to a metro station. It has been awarded a BREEAM Interim certificate with the highest possible rating — “Outstanding”. The construction of Building A with an area of ca. 9,800 sq.m. is scheduled to complete in Q3 2021, and the construction of Building B — a 155-meter tower — in Q3 2022. Polski Holding Nieruchomości is the investor of SKYSAWA. The consortium of PORR, TKT Engineering and ELIN is responsible for project implementation. The Polish branch of the international group of consultants, Gleeds Polska, is supervising the construction.
Polski Holding Nieruchomości
The Polski Holding Nieruchomości Group is the leading managing investor in the commercial property market in Poland. It is one of the largest companies in the sector in terms of the market value of its portfolio, which includes ca. 140 properties and nearly 700 ha of land with a value of ca. PLN 2.5 billion. PHN Group’s operations are focused in Warsaw and the major regional cities, including Łódź, Poznań, Wrocław and the Tri-City area. The total GLA of PHN Group’s properties is ca. 320,000 sq.m. PHN has long experience in both real estate management and construction project implementation. The Company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since February 2013.