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SPEEDWELL's first industrial project, SpacePlus, receives financing from Alpha Bank Romania

SPEEDWELL, the real estate developer, has secured financing from Alpha Bank Romania for SpacePlus, its first industrial development located in north-western Bucharest. The project, a new concept on the Romanian market, provides high-quality storage units for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

SpacePlus covers a total area of 10,000 square meters and offers a range of storage unit sizes to accommodate the needs of different businesses. With units ranging from 400 sqm and a fixed clear height of 6m, it provides flexibility in configuration and extra services. The built-in modularity of the project allows tenants to rent multiple units to reach the desired surfaces.

Furthermore, the first SpacePlus facility features state-of-the-art design, 24/7 surveillance and controlled access, to ensure the safety of stored items. In addition, the warehouse benefits from heated units and sprinklers.

The warehouse is situated in north-western Bucharest and has direct access to and from the ring road and the city centre.

Construction works for SpacePlus, which began in November 2021, were completed in August 2022. Following its recent delivery, SpacePlus has received positive feedback and has sparked interest among potential tenants.

The long-term agreement between SPEEDWELL and Alpha Bank Romania marks the beginning of a partnership between the two companies on this project.

We are pleased to have started a collaboration with Alpha Bank Romania on this project, a new concept on the Romanian market, designed to offer high-quality storage units for SMEs. Our long-term goal is to transform SpacePlus into a nationwide network by developing new locations in Bucharest and in other cities across Romania.  We hope our cooperation with Alpha Bank Romania will develop, as well and turn into a long-term successful partnership”, stated Natalia Sarpi, SPEEDWELL’s CFO.

We see value in further strengthening the industrial sector to meet evolving consumers’ and market demand and are pleased to support SPEEDWELL developing plans targeting a relatively new sub-market, namely warehouses for SMEs business. We are pleased to be part of SPEEDWELL’s first such project, developed under SpacePlus brand, fostering through this partnership the long-term growth strategy of the developer.”, said Periklis Voulgaris, Executive Vice President Wholesale Banking at Alpha Bank Romania.

The legal and financial team advising SPEEDWELL on this project includes Simona Alecu, Outside Counsel, and Natalia Sarpi, CFO, with assistance from the banking team at Wolf Theiss, represented by Claudia Chiper and Alexandru Asaftei.

 

About SPEEDWELL

SPEEDWELL has a large portfolio of developments in Romania that includes RECORD PARK in Cluj-Napoca, TRIAMA Residence, The IVY, MIRO, THE MEADOWS, CityZen, and SpacePlus in Bucharest, PALTIM in Timisoara, and RIVERSIDE City in Ramnicu-Valcea.

For further information, please contact:

Elena Dumitru, Marketing Manager at Speedwell

+40 747 494 216

[email protected]

 

About Alpha Bank

Alpha Bank Romania is a member of Alpha Bank Group, one of the largest banking and financial groups in Greece, founded in 1879 by J.F. Costopoulos. The international activities of the Group are extended, in addition to Romania, to the United Kingdom, Luxemburg and Cyprus.

Alpha Bank Romania is a financial institution ranked among the top 10 banks in the country, with universal banking operations. A systemic bank, with a national presence of over 27 years, Alpha Bank Romania offers a wide range of modern services and products for individuals, as well as for SMEs and the corporate segment.

Alpha Bank Romania is one of the financial institutions that innovated the banking sector in Romania, being the first bank to launch on the local market an application that transforms an Android mobile device into a POS terminal. It was also the first bank that issued covered bonds in Romania in 2019 after having introduced in 2001 on the market the first housing loan.

 

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