Translated version of this PSD: Ukrainian
The EBRD is considering providing a US$ 25 million long term debt financing for the completion and operation of a modern inner-city shopping mall, located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The project will be carried out by Arricano Real Estate plc, a real-estate company focused on the Ukrainian commercial real-estate market.
The proposed project is part of EBRD’s Ukrainian Corporate Support Programme.
Transition impact will come from increasing the competition and by addressing the under-supply of modern retail centres in a less developed district of the city, market expansion, higher efficiency, upstream and downstream linkages and general improvement of modern business standards.
The project will support demonstration of energy efficiency, which will comprise of advanced sustainable energy solutions, compliant with the best international practice: free-cooling, highly efficient rotor heat recovery, full automation of mechanical services, building-level metering equipment, motors with frequency converters, integrated building management system. These technologies have very low market penetration rates (in the range from 0 to 10 per cent) if compared to Western Europe markets. Sustainable energy investments account for US$ 4 million and will be financed from the Bank’s proceeds. The enhanced sustainability will impact the energy performance of the project. The energy consumption is estimated to be at least 35 per cent less than of an average shopping mall in the Kiev area.
Comfort Market Luks LLC (the Borrower), a special purpose company incorporated in Ukraine to develop, construct, own and operate a mid-scale modern shopping and entertainment centre Prospect, ultimately owned by Arricano Real Estate plc. (the Sponsor), an existing client of the Bank listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM). The Sponsor is developing, owning and operating a retail property portfolio in Kyiv and across Ukraine.
A senior loan of US$ 25 million
Total project cost
Approx. US$ 77 million
The E&S due diligence was carried out by means of questionnaire and a review of various documents including City Planning conditions/restrictions and the State Expertise report. Public consultation was carried out through local media prior to construction. In addition a review of the ongoing Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) arrangements will be made following the opening to confirm fire and life safety controls, the mitigation measures related to the increased road traffic and general EHS control measures for the operational and maintenance phase of the project. An Environmental and Social Action Plan has been developed and finalised to ensure potential adverse operational and maintenance impacts of the project are managed and appropriately mitigated in accordance with relevant national, the EU and the EBRD requirements.
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