Developer Raiffeisen evolution has achieved double success this year. On the one hand, Leninsky Prospekt 119 (Leninsky 119) project, business center in the south-west of Moscow, was completed, and the permit for its operation was obtained as required in Russia. On the other hand, the Project was awarded a Gold Certificate of the German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB).
“We implemented the first project on the Russian market which was certified according to the standards of the German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB). What is more, this is a Gold Certificate”, says Markus Neurauter, the general manager of Raiffeisen evolution, with unconcealed joy. His colleague, manager Gerald Beck adds: “There are already several buildings in Moscow, Russia certified according to LEED or BREEAM standards. However, DGNB certificate was awarded on the market for the first time and for our project, which is noticeably different from others in terms of various criteria. While other buildings can be defined as green construction projects, our project conforms to the Blue Building standards.”
Leninsky 119 is located in a developing urban quarter in the south-western part of a large city and offers over 16,000 square meters of gross floor space. Under a separate order, a 62-room hotel was constructed adjacent to the Business Center. The project location ensures access to the public transport system with new metro station in 10 minutes walk that will be constructed in the middle of 2014. Leninsky 119 can be also easily reached by private transport. One of the specific features of the Business Center is the park adjacent to it that can serve as an excellent recreation area during lunch hours. The on-site coffee shop will take care of future office tenants providing them with food and drink.
Cushman & Wakefield is a leasing agent of the building. Irina Kuzlichenkova, Associate, Office Agency, Cushman & Wakefield, comments: “Green sustainability is a growing agenda for many tenants, influencing decision making. For many companies being green is not only a question of being in trend and social responsibility, but also financial efficiency. I am sure that future tenants will enjoy the atmosphere of Leniskiy 199, its spacious common area, park, quality ecological materials and flexible technical solutions that allows minimize the costs when planning office space”