The real estate CPI Property Group introduced the winning design of the project for a multifunctional complex in place of the existing Cernigov Hotel in Hradec Králové. It will be replaced by a four-star hotel Clarion, which complements the modern congress centre, high-end office and commercial premises at the street level. Part of the plan is grown greenery, landscaping and a lively business courtyard with restaurants and cafes. "We believe that this project will enrich the central part of Hradec Králové quality of urban space, which will become a natural part of the pedestrian corridor between the railway station and the city centre," said Igor Klajmon, Development Director of CPI Property Group. The architectural design is based on studies by Schindler Seko Architects, the total investment costs reach almost 40 million euros. The date of commencement of construction is planned for mid-2016, for three months there will be demolition and preparation, then for another year and a half the actual construction. The new complex will create a base for 1,400 working places – in the office part can find a job over 1,300 people, another 60 then employs the hotel.
CPI Property Group leads a reflection on the future direction of the object for several years and in the context of its domestic and foreign projects worth much in the spotlight. "This city is an extremely attractive location for further development. Hradec Králové I like and deserve to be here investments as well as large investment groups like our CPI Property Group. In addition to large foreign projects we develop the potential in regional cities, and that we are successful, whether we look at the Clarion in České Budějovice or City Center in Usti nad Labem and Olomouc. Now with great interest and pleasure is an investment in the complex here in Hradec," said Martin Němeček, CEO of CPI Property Group. On this subject, there were many consultations with renowned experts, which lead to the clear conclusion that the existing solutions do not allow their own reconstruction, mainly for reasons of unsatisfactory dispositions and low ceilings of each floor. Therefore, the only possible solution comes into consideration the intention of completely new. "The original building replaced with something much better, both in terms of the quality built form and public space. We had similar ambitions, even if structurally complex project Quadrio in the Prague city centre, and just for the improvement of public space and improve the quality of life in the area we have recently received award Green Building 2014 at the prestigious international competition CIJ Awards, selected by an independent group of experts under the supervision of the international auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers," said Igor Klajmon, Development Director CPI Property Group. The first round of the architectural competition was held in June this year. The commission has adopted the preferred proposal that returned to the petitioner for completion. Now we finished the second round, in which the architectural studio included the comments so that the commission has identified this proposal as the winning project.
The city of Hradec Králové long occupies the top spot in the polls as the best Czech city for life. It is often focused as well on individual and especially congress tourism. "Demand for Hradec in terms of domestic and foreign congress tourism giant. Therefore, we decided to expand our domestic group of Clarion hotels in the regions and bring a high level of four-star hotel accommodation, conference and catering services," said Jan Kratina, CEO of the hotel group CPI Hotels, which operates in the Czech Republic. The owner of an object can be a model in Olomouc on the former Sigma hotel close to the train station, which was redeveloped for the comfortable Clarion congress hotel. The project will significantly beautify and modernised the gateway to the city offered a job at a local spot and provides a much higher quality of service.
The architectural plan includes a combination of an office building, congress centre, hotel and ground-floor retail units. The basic element of urban structure is an urban block that replaces the solitary mass of the Cernigov hotel. Given the prominent position at the front square in front of the main station project considers it important to raise public areas also courtyard spaces. The city block is therefore broken into two places and allows the passage of the east-west direction. This will provide high-quality urban space more attractive street and build on the existing pedestrian zone. The form of the proposed development can be likened to a snail shell, when building a spiral wraps along the street lines, and culminate in the centre of gravity within the block. The main access to the shell directly from the square, its highest point – a tower at a height of 38.5 meters – is oriented toward the station tower.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
A multifunctional complex in the place of the existing hotel Černigov will enrich the centre of Hradec Králové by the offer of top offices, a comfortable four-star hotel Clarion with a modern congress facility. As the first dominant structure when entering the city from the bus and train stations it will offer an attractive public space, which will make a nicer movement along the axis of the city pedestrian zones. The hotel with 150 rooms utilizes an area of 16,300 m², while the lower two floors are designed as the main premises of congress and its supporting facilities. Higher floors serve just as accommodation with different standards of rooms. The top floor will be located space fitness and wellness centre with Skybar. Ground floor spaces with an area of 1,700 m² are considered for small shops and services accessible directly from the square, S. K. Neumann Street and a new courtyard. In the second to the fifth floor grow top offices with a total area of 14 500 m², where prospective tenants get especially high comfort, modern design, superior service quality and attractive location right in the centre of Hradec Králové. The project also includes parking with 250 places.
About CPI Property Group
CPI Property Group is one of the leading real estate groups focusing on long-term investment and rental properties, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and Germany. The group was founded in 2004, and the new majority owner, which in 2014 became Radovan Vítek, brings to the CPI Property Group not only a valuable real estate portfolio, but also more than 20 years of experience with investments in the Central European real estate market. CPI Property Group is headquartered in Luxembourg and its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Group manages assets worth in excess of €4.1 billion and operates in offices, retail, residential, hotel accommodation, industrial sites and logistics centres. Approximately 15% of activities are the development of new projects and investments in a portfolio of land. Major projects include a multifunctional complex Quadrio, office park Meteor, historic former Živnobanka in Prague or residential luxury residential project Palais Maeterlinck in the French resort of Nice. CPI Property Group, with more than 600 thousand square meters of retail space, is the largest owner in the Czech Republic and has a significant proportion also in apartments where the post occupies the second-largest landlord.