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VIDEO: Putting the Skyon façade puzzle together

Skyon towers over Maakri Street, and it is already difficult to look away because of its exciting façade solution. The whole façade is comprised of 898 multi-coloured glass elements that are put together thanks to the enormous amount of planning and outstanding precise work. We are so grateful to Fenster’s professionals, whose impeccable work results will be there to see and marvelled over in full scale in the beginning the next year.

Want to see how it’s all being put together? Have a peek here!

Capital Mill owners sold gas infrastructure and trading company Energate

The owners of Capital Mill sold the gas infrastructure and trading company Energate in a recent transaction, the value of which has increased successfully following its acquisition in 2016.  

Marko Kull, Partner in Capital Mill, a leading property investment company, said that the capital freed up from the sales transaction will be directed to new real estate developments and electricity generation under the leadership of the Energy Market team.

‘Under the leadership of Capital Mill, Energate has grown significantly over the last four years. It is an attractive and profitable gas infrastructure and trading company, the sale of which will draw a line under operations for 2020’, said Kull, who also confirmed that despite the new transaction, the energy sector remains an interesting business direction for the Capital Mill team.

Energate’s sale was advised on the seller’s side by the law firm Ellex Raidla and Redgate Capital, the leading investment banking company in the Baltics, which advises medium-sized companies on raising capital and conducting mergers, acquisitions and real estate transactions.

‘Investor interest in energy and infrastructure companies remains high in Estonia. Energate has already proven itself in the market and continues to exhibit strong growth potential. I believe that under the new owner, the company will grow even more, and at the same time the former owners will be able to focus on their core business’, commented Mart Altvee, Partner in Redgate Capital.

Capital Mill OÜ was founded in early 2008, to help investors looking to acquire commercial real estate located in the Baltic Republics and to grow their value through high-quality property management services. The founders and partners of the company comprise a team with long-term real estate and banking experience. Capital Mill manages a large number of highly regarded commercial buildings in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

 

Additional information:
Marko Kull
Capital Mill
Partner
E-mail: marko.kull@capmill.eu
Mob : +372-524-5665

Video: Skyon now – Volume 2

Look at what Capital Mill’s Construction Manager, Silver Neemelo, has to say about where Skyon is at today and its future prospects:

We have been recognized!

For two decades the Äripäev newspaper has been compiling the Gazelle rankings. A gazelle is a rapidly growing company which has increased its turnover and profit by at least 50% in the last three years. The gazelle movement values such companies in the knowledge that they are the ones which create the most new jobs in a country and are bold, fast and flexible.

Extreme wreath-cutting! SKYON has reached its final height of 95 metres

The SKYON commercial building, located on Maakri Street and being developed by Capital Mill, has reached its maximum height: 26 storeys and 95 metres. A total of 80 per cent of the space available for lease is currently occupied, and several companies providing IT, legal and financial services will be moving into the newly completed building next summer.

The 95-metre high office building gives a new look to the silhouette of Tallinn. However, the most striking difference setting the skyscraper apart from the rest of the cityscape is its unique in the Baltics coloured glass façade, which will consist of 898 coloured elements when completed. Today, façade installation has reached the 17th floor.

According to Silver Neemelo, Construction Manager at Capital Mill, the maximum height has been reached, but the work continues at full swing. ‘The level roof surface has been cast and roofing insulation works are set to begin. Half of the building is also covered by façade, and internal work – installation of the heating, cooling, and electrical systems – is already underway within this area. Construction work on the entire building will be completed in the middle of summer, when the first tenants will be able to move in’, he explained.

Neemelo said that the companies looking to move into SKYON are those mainly interested in being located in downtown Tallinn. As well as companies that want to offer their employees a more unique working environment, whose clients are located downtown, and for whom a high-quality indoor climate is important.

‘Companies from the areas of IT, finance, law and different types of consulting are the primary occupants. At the same time, the commercial building also offers excellent solutions for smaller businesses, for whom the option of furniture and other essentials necessary for work are immediately available upon moving in. The view from the upper floors of SKYON and beautiful office space in the City Centre are often something that small businesses cannot afford; however, in the case of SKYON, it is now possible’, he said.

More than meets the eye 

Because SKYON is being built in accordance with one of the most well-known environmentally friendly green building certification systems (LEED), a number of smart technological solutions have been used to help make it a sustainable and environmentally friendly building. For example, during the warm summer months, the building uses cool night air for pre-cooling, and when employees are at home, the amount of energy used for ventilation, cooling and heating is reduced. All technical systems are remotely controlled.

The skyscraper was designed by domestically and internationally recognised KOKO architects, who have, for example, served as the designers of the Estonian pavilion at EXPO 2000, among other outstanding structures. SKYON is characterized by windows of different shapes, sizes and layouts, which give both the exterior and the interior a unique look. In the dark, however, the LED light strips being installed between the façade elements create an effective image. Careful planning and the façade elements take into account the distribution of light throughout the day, protecting those inside from excessive sunlight, while at the same time allowing occupants to enjoy the view of the city.

The total leased premises within the building covers 8400 m2 and the sizes of the smallest offices start from 34 m2. Offices are equipped with all of the necessary amenities and functionalities: room for 4 workstations and a meeting area for 4 people, a toilet; with it also being possible to rent an office with kitchen furniture. Parking spaces, rooms for bicycles, toilets and showers are located on the underground floors. The entrance to the building will be an 11.5 metre high formal lobby, which will extend through three floors.

Construction of SKYON began in February 2019 and the building will be completed by summer 2021. The company is currently working on several other important commercial building projects, such as a shopping centre, in Harku Rural Municipality, and an office building, called UNUM, in Vilnius

Capital Mill OÜ was founded in early 2008, to help investors looking to acquire commercial real estate in the Baltic Republics and generate value through high-quality property management services. The founders and partners of the company comprise a team with long-standing real estate and banking experience. Capital Mill manages a large number of highly regarded commercial buildings in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Development website:  www.skyon.eu

 

Additional information:

Silver Neemelo

Construction Manager

Capital Mill OÜ

silver.neemelo@capmill.eu

+372-5343-5040

Capital Mill begins a new stage of development of the business centre UNUM

The real estate investment management company Capital Mill has completed design development and received a construction permit for UNUM, a new business centre by the intersection of the Western bypass and Pilaitė Avenue, next to the emerging Vilnius Outlet centre. The construction work of the complex of the office buildings will emerge is due to begin in the first quarter of 2021 and last until autumn 2022. The project is to draw a total of 35-million-euro investment.

“The UNUM business centre is the first of a kind office project in this area of Vilnius. The companies and employees that settle here will have access to a high quality infrastructure: UNUM is perfectly situated for commuting to and from all areas in the city, provides effectively planned workspaces, functional areas for work and leisure, and a variety of services suited to fulfil employees’ daily needs in a rapidly growing business, retail, and service area nearby,” says Irmantas Degutis, head of Capital Mill in Lithuania.

Regardless of their habits and commuting options, it is ensured that every employee at the business centre can reach work comfortably: the project comes with a parking space for 660 cars, a bus stop right next to the business centre and access to a newly constructed bike lanes on Pilaitė Avenue. An exceptional solution has been used in order to have a particularly appealing ratio of rented space to parking spaces – one parking spot for every 27 square meters of office space, that is larger than average in Vilnius. The business centre will also have charging stations for electric cars, storage space for bikes and scooters, as well as showers and changing rooms.

According to Mr. Degutis, UNUM business centre stands conveniently next to an important transport HUB and is designed to meet international LEED standards: “While designing offices in Lithuania and abroad, we follow LEED requirements, which ensures sustainable project design and long-term object value. We are aiming for a LEED Gold rating for the UNUM business centre.”

The multi-storey UNUM complex will be comprised of two interconnected nine-storey office buildings, and will focus on staff comfort and functionality. The business centre will span a combined 30 thousand square meters, containing business area, a conference centre, meeting rooms, rooftop terrace, and spacious common areas that can be used for both work and leisure. According to Mr. Degutis, architectural team has been assigned a specific task by Capital Mill to create an energy-efficient façade that reflects the project’s location. UNUM was designed by a joint team of professionals: project author and chief architect Professor Gintaras Čaikauskas, project author and architect Miroslaw Szejnicki (Ltd. Architektūros Linija), project manager Adrijus Bikulčius (Ltd. Statybos Inžinerijų Konsultantų Biuras), and with the interior and functional planning solutions developed by architect Viačeslav Malenko and team (Ltd. A2SM).

This is the second project for Capital Mill in this part of Vilnius – UNUM is being built next to the Grand Office, another business centre managed by Capital Mill. The company has implemented several successful business centre construction projects, which have achieved the highest LEED Gold and LEED Platinum certifications. Currently, Capital Mill is overseeing construction work in Tallinn’s business area for the 26-storey skyscraper Skyon.

Video: Skyon now – Volume 2

Look at what Capital Mill’s Construction Manager, Silver Neemelo, has to say about where Skyon is at today and its future prospects:

PRESS RELEASE: 75 percent of Skyon, Maakri’s future skyscraper, has been leased

In the summer of 2021, Skyon the 95-metre-tall skyscraper boasting impressive architecture will rise above Maakri Street, with one quarter of the space within still available.

Construction of the commercial building being developed by Capital Mill began in February 2019. Today, the stage has been reached where the building has begun rising towards the clouds, with a cheeky preview of a glass façade that is unique within the Baltics: namely, once completed, the 26 floors of the unique building will be surrounded by 898 coloured elements. In addition, the building’s symbolic cornerstone was recently laid.

According to Silver Neemelo, Construction Manager at Capital Mill, the project is on schedule, despite the unexpected spring developments. The occupancy of the building also gives reason to rejoice. ‘We have focused part of the building on small spaces, understanding that there is a shortage of these in downtown Tallinn. At the current stage of construction, where the building is just beginning to rise, 75 percent of the space within has already been covered by contracts, with negotiations underway for the remaining space. The number of interested parties has also been nothing to complain about. Those interested in large spaces need to hurry, to ensure that they find a solution that meets their specific needs’, he noted.

Because Skyon is being built according to one of the most well-known environmentally friendly construction rating systems (LEED), a number of smart technological solutions have been used to help make it a sustainable and environmentally friendly building. For example, during the warm summer months, the building uses cool night air for pre-cooling, and when employees are at home, the amount of energy used for ventilation, cooling and heating is reduced. All technical systems are remotely controlled.

Artjom Sokolov, representative of SEB Bank, which financed the construction of the building, said that SEB is pleased to contribute to a cleaner environment. ‘We can see from our business clients that the carbon footprint left by companies is becoming an increasingly important factor for every company. Being a near-zero energy building, Skyon offers a modern and energy-efficient work environment that also allows commercial lessees to meet their carbon footprint goals’.

The skyscraper was designed by domestically and internationally renowned KOKO architects, who have, for example, served as the designers of the EXPO 2000 Estonian pavilion, among other outstanding facilities. Skyon is characterized by windows of different shapes, sizes and layouts, which give both the exterior and the interior a unique look. In the dark, however, the LED light strips installed between the façade elements create an effective image. Careful planning and façade elements take into account the distribution of light throughout the day, protecting those inside from excessive sunlight, while at the same time allowing occupants to enjoy a view of the city.

Total leased premises within the building cover 8400 m2 and the sizes of the smallest offices start from 34 m2. Offices are fully furnished with all of the necessary amenities and functionalities: room for 4 workstations and a meeting area for 4 people, a toilet, and the possibility to rent an office with kitchen furniture. Parking spaces, rooms for bicycles, toilets and showers are located on the underground floors. An 11.5-metre-high formal lobby, extending through three floors, will serve as the entrance to the building.

Development website: www.skyon.eu

 

Additional information:

Silver Neemelo

Construction Manager

Capital Mill OÜ

silver.neemelo@capmill.eu

+372-5343-5040

Prisma will be the main store of the new shopping center in Tiskre

In September, the company Capital Mill, which focuses on real estate investments, will start building a new shopping center in the Tiskre residential area of ​​Harku municipality. The one-storey shopping center, which will cover almost 4,800 square meters, will be completed in autumn 2021. As the anchor tenant of the center, Prisma Peremarket will operate on an area of ​​3,600 square meters.

According to Tanel Samuel, a representative of Capital Mill, the total investment for the construction of the center is nearly 4.5 million euros.

“A petrol station will be built next to the center, and the 2 vacant plots next to it are ideal for creating a garden center, for example,” Samuel noted.

According to Ilkka Alarotu, CEO of Prisma Peremarket, the opening of a new supermarket in Tiskre is part of Prisma’s expansion plans for the coming years in Estonia. In total, Prisma plans to open more than ten new stores in the near future.

“With the establishment of a new store, Prisma offer jobs to both builders and people who will work there. In the coming years, Prisma has ambitious plans to increase the number of stores as well as to offer new products and trading solutions to customers. As we mainly expand outside large cities, we can also contribute to Estonia’s regional development, “Alarotu noted.

The new Prisma will operate in Tiskre at Liiva tee 61. A ring road will be built in front of the center, which will be built in cooperation with Harku municipality and the Road Administration.

Capital Mill is a company founded in 2008 that focuses on investing in commercial buildings in the Baltic States. During the years of operation of the company, a total investment of almost 300 million euros has been made.

Prisma Peremarket AS has been operating in Estonia since 2000. The chain has a total of nine stores in Tallinn, Tartu and Narva, which together with the support unit offer work for almost 900 people. Prisma is a store chain in Estonia with the widest selection and one of the cheapest shopping carts. Prisma Peremarket belongs to the trade group S-Grupp, which operates in the Finnish, Estonian and Russian markets.

 

Additional information:

Tanel Samuel

Tanel.samuel@capmill.eu

+372 518 7394

 

Ivo Rull

Communications Manager

56 809 465

Ivo.Rull@sok.fi

The first stage of façade installation is under way!

There is excitement in the air on our Skyon construction site as some of the most intriguing glass façades in the city is taking shape and growing each day. The façade of our new office building will span over 4000 m sq. The façade is being mounted using the system of fastening elements, 898 elements in total.