The award winning Coffee Island will open their first store in Bucharest with an innovative design that will connect the retail unit with Building A’s main reception area and offer a barista service. The coffee shop operator, headquartered in Greece, is one of Europe’s top 10 coffee chains. Sheltered comfortable outdoor seating will also be available for customer use. The main restaurant has been leased by D&L Cuisine, an experienced operator who will provide a wide range of delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options.
Mega Image will provide J8 with a 500 sq m on-site grocery and fresh food convenience supermarket. Also, market leading World Class Romania has taken a 1,400 sq m unit located on ground and 1st floors.
Health services will be provided by Medicover from a 235 sq m unit. Medy Sport will provide complimentary physiotherapy services as massage, kineto and physiotherapy in a 330 sq m area.
In the reception of Building A XTime will operate a ‘to go’ food and drink store which together with the other operators will give a full spectrum of ancillary services of food, groceries and health to the development and local area.
There will be vehicle license plate recognition, access control by mobile, electric car chargers and solar panels, all of which combine to make J8 a touch free and occupier friendly environment.
The development is approximately 70% preleased and will be completed in the summer of 2021. J8 is becoming recognized as the first new office development in Bucharest to enhance the ventilation and hygienic requirements of a class A office project to cater for a post-Covid 19 environment.
Portland Trust is a commercial property developer and investor active in Central and South Eastern Europe for over 20 years. J8 is a joint venture with ARES Management Corporation, a global alternative asset manager and SEC registered investment adviser with approximately $145 billion of committed capital under management and more than 900 employees. Together Portland and ARES have developed over 800,000 sq m including 7 office buildings and parks in Bucharest and have won many awards for design and sustainability. (source: Portland Trust)