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Prudential Polska is a new tenant at Maris Office Centre in Szczecin.

Bywater Properties has let 178sqm of a modern office space at its office building in Szczecin to Prudential Polska. It will be the first branch of the company in Szczecin. The new tenant expects to move in to the n location in November 2013. The term of the lease contract is five years. Prudential is a United Kingdom-based multinational insurance and financial services company. The firm re-entered Polish market in 2013 after over seventy years of absence.

10.2013

Brasserie & Bar, Per Se, is a new tenant at Maris Office Centre. The 253m2 premises are located on the ground floor and are operated by Mr Mateusz Piwoni. Having opened in July 2013, the Per Se Brasserie & Bar is now welcoming both building tenants and the general public.

07.2013

Bywater Properties is pleased to announce another new tenant at Rococo Office Centre in Gdynia. A two-year lease agreement was signed with the company SRS Ship Repair Services. The new tenant will occupy 82m2 unit on the third floor. At present all office premises at Rococo are fully leased.

05.2013

Bywater Properties have completed on the purchase of a vacant supermarket unit in Swindon. The unit has been vacant for some time but will reopen with a new national retailer in July.

04.2013

Bywater Properties is pleased to announce that Mobica Limited Sp. z o.o., an award-winning software development and integration services company has leased above 400 sqm of office space with an expansion option in Maris Office Centre in Szczecin. The agreement was concluded for a period of 4 years.

Maris Office Center is a modern A-class office building offering for lease above 5,000 sqm spread on 5 floors. Maris Office Centre is the first existing office building in Szczecin to obtain the prestigious certificate BREEAM In-Use, granted for high quality and environmental friendly business premises.

Mobica Limited Sp. z o.o. is a dynamic British software service company active in the Polish market for 6 years. Company’s branches are located in Bydgoszcz, Łódź, Warszawa and recently opened in Szczecin. Mobica offers highly specialized, complex and innovative software engineering and testing services.

03.2013

Two new tenants joined Pasaż Handlowy “Bosman” in March 2013. Ray Obuwie (shoe retailer) and Adrian & Pasmanteria,(a well-known hosiery producer and distributor) are the latest retailers at the Pasaż Handlowy “Bosman”. Both openings took place in the end of February 2013. We are pleased to announce that Pasaż Handlowy Bosman is currently fully let.

02.2013

Bywater Properties is pleased to announce a new retail tenant at Rococo Office Centre in Gdynia. Lease agreement was signed for a 130 sqm unit which will be refurbished and transformed into a modern restaurant/pub. The offer of the new premise will correspond perfectly with the profile of the neighboring Gdynia INFOBOX project. The opening of the restaurant is scheduled for May 2013.

01.2013

Bywater Properties is pleased to announce the completion of the purchase and onward sale of a high street supermarket unit in Troerchy, south Wales, with the benefit of a newly signed lease to Iceland Foods.

01.2013

Bywater Properties is pleased to announce the completion of the refurbishment of the lobby in the Maris Office Centre in Szczecin. Mateusz Siejka, Portfolio Manager, commented that "this refurbishment enhances the quality of of the offer that the Maris Office Centre provides and maintains its position as one of the best locations in Szczecin".

12.2012

Maris Office Center, the A class office building located in Szczecin, has been awarded the BREEAM-In-Use certificate for energy efficiency and environmental performance in the asset rating and building management categories. The Maris Office Center is the second office building in Szczecin granted with this certificate underpinning its status as a leading office location in the Szczecin market.

12.2012

Bywater Properties is pleased to announce signing a 10 year lease agreement with allYouNeedSpa, for above 122 sqm, located on the 1st floor at Rococo Office Center in Gdynia. The new tenant will be offering a variety of skin and body care treatments. AllYouNeed SPA will be joining other retail tenants at the Rococo Office Centre i.e. Bank Millenium, Rococo Hairdresser and restaurant/pub (opening scheduled for May 2013).

10.2012

BP has completed the lease of a vacant retail unit in Llanrumney to Iceland Foods and the onward sale of the investment.

09.2012

Effective from the beginning of August, Bywater Properties is please to announce that Richard Walker will take on the role of Chairman while Theo Michell will take over day to day responsibility for running the UK and Polish businesses as Managing Director. Theo commented, "this is an exciting challenge to take over from Richard as Managing Director and to shape the direction of Bywater Properties during our next phase of growth".

08.2012

BP has exchanged contracts for the purchase of high street retail shop in Treorchy, south Wales.

08.2012

BP has exchanged on the purchase of a unit in a retail parade in Llanrumney, south Wales.

07.2012

Bywater Properties is pleased to welcome the new tenants to our properties. The company ‘Zdrowa Rybka’ (fish and fish products shop) opened its store at Pasaż Handlowy Zabobrze in Jelenia Góra. The new shop at the Pasaż Handlowy in Gdynia was started by ‘Kummer Wytwórnia Wędlin’, meat and processed goods producer well known in Pomerania region. Both retail centres are now fully let.

07.2012

Bywater Properties is pleased to welcome a new tenant to Rococo Office Centre in Gdynia. The company Premium Seafood will occupy approximately 128 m2 on the 4th floor of the building.

05.2012

Magda Kokosza will be joining Bywater Properties in March from Jones Lang LaSalle as Junior Property Manager.

03.2012

Suzy Harrison joins Bywater Properties London as PA and Office Manager.

02.2012

Bywater Properties sells one of their apartments in Krakow to a local owner occupier, as part of their strategy to divest from non-core assets.

02.2012

Bywater Properties announces the leasing of over 2,500 sq m to two different institutional tenants in the Maris Office Building, Szczecin.

11.2011

Bywater Properties announce the sale of a Deutsche Bank unit in Opole, achieving an annualised return for their Investors of over 12%.

10.2011

Magdalena Durska completes her Postgraduate Studies in Property Management, achieving a 94% score in her final exam.

06.2011

Bywater Properties successfully secure the purchase of a retail and industrial investment in south London at the latest Acuitus auction.

05.2011

Richard and Malcolm Walker reach their target of the North Col at 7,200m on the north face of Everest, raising money for Alzheimer's Research.

05.2011

Mateusz Siejka, Portfolio Manager and manager of the Warsaw office, qualifies as a Chartered Surveyor and becomes a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

02.2011

Richard Walker announces his involvement in the Iceland Everest Expedition; climbing Everest in order to raise £1 million for Alzheimer's Research UK.

02.2011

Bywater Properties has completed the 2nd and final phase disposal of land at Deeside Industrial Estate; in a joint venture with Easter Developments.

12.2010

Bywater Properties has completed the sale of their property in Dumfries.

10.2010

Bywater Properties completes on the acquisition of a prime high street retail property in Dumfries, the company's first purchase in Scotland.

09.2010

Magdalena Durska has joined Bywater Properties' Warsaw office as a Property Manager.

09.2010

Mateusz Siejka returns to Warsaw to head up Poland office.

08.2010

Bywater Properties completes on the sale of 5.5 acres of land at Deeside Industrial Estate; in a joint venture with Easter Developments.

07.2010

Bywater Properties has gone under offer on its first acquisition in Scotland.

07.2010

Bywater Properties signs a lease for the company's new Warsaw office.

05.2010

Refurbishment of LuxMed medical centre in Gdansk completes on time and on budget.

03.2010

Millennium Bank sign a new 10-year lease in Centrum Biurowe Rococo, Gdynia.

02.2010

West Pomeranian Voivodeship signs in Maris building, Szczecin.

01.2010

Bywater Properties purchases a high street retail store in Upminster, London.

09.2009

Bywater Properties sells a high street retail store in Thornton Heath, London.

04.2009

Bywater Properties successfully assigns the lease of Woolworths to Home Bargains, at its high street retail store in Oswestry.

01.2009

Bywater Properties completes on the purchase of a high street retail store in Durham.

11.2008

Links

Bywater expands on Polish market

05.2012 - view article (.pdf)

Vestas Poland in Maris Office Center

05.2012 - view article (.pdf)

Mateusz Siejka, Poland Portfolio Manager about badly written leases in Poland and their impact on the development of the private Polish investors market. An interview published on the Property News portal

04.2012 - view article (in Polish)

Bywater Properties about the company’s investment plans for 2012 in Poland. Mateusz Siejka, Poland Portfolio Manager interviewed by Property News portal

04.2012 - view article (in Polish)

Bywater Properties is delighted to welcome new tenant to the Maris Office Centre in Szczecin. Vestas-Poland will occupy 1,000 m2 of modern office space in the building. Press release on a 1000 m2 letting to Vestas Poland in Centrum Biurowe Maris, which belongs to Bywater Properties

03.2012 - view article (in Polish)

Richard Walker is nominated for the Eurobuild 2011 'Non-Business Achievement' Award

11.2011 - view article (.pdf)

Bywater Properties flag taken to the top of the world! Everest summit 21st May 2011

05.2011 - view article (.pdf)

Mateusz Siejka speaks at Eurobuild's Retail Vision Conference 2011 on retail property development in Poland

05.2011 - view article (.pdf)

Eurobuild interviews Richard Walker; High-flyer of the month

04.2011 - view article (.pdf)

Property Week covers Bywater Properties’ involvement in the Iceland Everest Expedition

03.2011 - view article (.pdf)

Richard Walker interview with Eurobuild on Polish retail prospects

12.2010 - view article (.pdf)

Eurobuild announces Bywater Properties' new acquisition strategy for Poland

09.2010 - view article (.pdf)

Eurobuild reviews Bywater Properties

03.2010 - view article (.pdf)

Warsaw Business Journal announces purchase from AIG

02.2009 - view article (.pdf)

Place Northwest interviews Richard Walker

02.2008 - view article (.pdf)

Guardian interviews Bywater Properties

01.2007 - view article (.pdf)

Liverpool Daily Post interviews Ethel Austin Investment Properties
(former shareholders in Bywater Properties)

03.2007 - view article (.pdf)

Property Week interviews Ethel Austin Investment Properties
(former shareholders in Bywater Properties)

11.2006 - view article (.pdf)