Polish lakeside apartment scheme submitted for planning / by Broadway Malyan

Plans have been submitted by Broadway Malyan for a high-end apartment development on the banks of Zegrze Lake to the north of Warsaw.

The scheme is one of the first of its kind overlooking the man-made reservoir that is a popular destination for visitors escaping the Polish capital in the summer months.

The scheme will include 100 residential units ranging from studios to generous double storey apartments, two levels of underground parking, sport and spa facilities, a restaurant and a small marina.

Broadway Malyan’s Bartek Kumor, who is leading the project, said the apartments were designed to minimise their impact on the landscape while ensuring that each unit benefitted from their lakeside view.

He said: "The development is mixture of premium apartments with superior panoramic views and close water proximity, studios and single storey apartments with double height living rooms and mezzanines although every apartment has been individually considered to maximise the opportunities offered by its location.

“The subtle design responds to the sloped terrain of the lakeside location so that the scheme is only partially visible at eye level and we have used a simple palette of materials: timber, black cladding and glazing to ensure that the development merges into the landscape.

“Internally the apartments will be of extremely high specification with a diversity of generous views across the lake, framed by either horizontal and vertical apertures made of fully-glazed walls to highlight the exceptional landscape while also maximising the natural light offered by their southern orientation.”

The development, which will be aimed at the second home and short-term rental market, will also include a swimming pool, squash court, a fitness room, spa, restaurant and café. An application for a building permit has now been submitted to the local authority with work on the project hoping to start in late 2017.

Robert Kaminski, who heads Broadway Malyan’s Warsaw studio, added: “This project is an exciting addition to the residential leisure market which seems to be an increasingly attractive alternative to pure residential or pure hotel developments.

“This scheme combines the simple residential development model with the added value of shared leisure facilities in a beautiful natural landscape and all conveniently located close to the capital and it responds to a growing demand for this kind of high-end residential investment for people looking for a second home with easy access to a wide range of amenities.”