23 January 2017 – El Mundo
A new and unique tower is about to appear on the Madrid skyline. The property developer Neinor Homes is going to build it and it will be located on the banks of the Manzanares River, in an area that, following the transformation resulting from the Madrid Río initiative, has become one of the most attractive and dynamic in the capital.
Since June 2015, when we found out that the property developer, whose main shareholder is the US investment fund Lone Star, had closed an operation to purchase three plots of land, including this one, located at number 33, Calle Maestro Arbós, and that it had planning permission to construct a 20-storey residential tower, everyone has been very interested in finding out more about the plans. (…).
Now, two weeks before the properties in the development go up for sale (on 8 February), El Mundo has had access to the Riverside Homes dossier, the development that Neinor plans to build in Madrid Rio and for which it requested a construction permit at the end of November (…).
It is a unique residential complex, designed by the architect Julio Touza Rodríguez, and will be distributed over two buildings. The undisputed protagonist will be the 20-storey 72m tall tower, which will be accompanied by another 3-storey block measuring 12m tall. In total, the properties will have a combined above ground surface area of 6,400 m2 and another 3,870 m2 of space underground. They will house 51 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes (with surface areas of between 107 m2 and 160 m2), many storage rooms and 102 parking spaces. (…).
The price of the homes, which will be equipped with the highest quality materials and the latest innovations, will start at €370,000 for the two bedroom homes, increasing to €445,000 for the three-bedroom properties and up to €600,000 for the four-bedrooms apartments. Those amounts, which exclude VAT (10%), include two parking spaces per property and a storeroom.
In addition to these standard flats, the plans includes three penthouses, with 50 m2 terraces, located on the 16th, 18th and 19th floors, whose prices will range between €900,000 and just over €1,000,000. Given the characteristics of the development, its location and the views that these homes are going to enjoy thanks to their dual north-south orientation, the properties look set to become some of the most unique and exclusive in the capital. (…).
The tower will have a large communal garden terrace on the 11th floor, known as the Mirador del Río. (…). At street level, it will have a large garden with a swimming pool and space for urban allotments, whilst the top three floors will house a gym and other communal spaces. (…).
A lot of demand
Even though the features of the development have not been revealed yet (….), Neinor has a list of more than 750 people who are interested in acquiring the homes at Riverside Homes. “Most of the interested parties (70%) are people from the area, but we have also received a lot of interest from other people in the capital (…)”, said Ignacio Llona, Director of the Central Territory at Neinor Homes.
Original story: El Mundo (by Luis M. De Ciria)
Translation: Carmel Drake