On Tuesday saw the completion of the second highrise in Endover’s Rocca Towers residential and business quarter, which is transforming the silhouette of Tallinn. The majority of homes and commercial premises in the tower have already been handed over to their new owners. Construction of the fourth and final building is due to commence in September, with the quarter as a whole being completed in 2023.
Endover management board member Robert Laud says that to date, all of the buildings in the Rocca Towers quarter have been completed on schedule despite the complicated times on the construction market. “Our aim is for the quarter as a whole to be ready by the time we promised,” he said. “The Rocca towers have earned us a lot of positive feedback so far for their construction quality and in terms of first impressions. Even property experts have been pleasantly surprised by the results, which have really enriched the urban space in this part of Tallinn. As for the situation on the market, home-buyers and investors are worried about inflation. Anyone who’s currently sitting on money is still looking to attractive real estate as their first option for investment.”
Raido Pärn, a member of the management board of Metropol Ehitus, the main contractor working on the Rocca Towers quarter, says the company has managed to guarantee the supply of all key materials up to the end of the construction period. “Since we’re constructing a number of buildings at the same time, coordinating different stages is a challenge,” he explained. “But skilled planning has really streamlined the construction process. We’ve put a lot of emphasis on updating our quality management systems as well, and we’ve been recognised for the quality of our homes by the people buying them.”
The Rocca Towers quarter is situated close to the Haabersti overpass. It will be home to five buildings offering more than 330 apartments and 4000 m² of commercial space. One low-rise and two highrise apartment buildings have now been completed. The third tower is due for completion at the end of the year, with the fourth and final building joining it next year. Construction of the quarter, which covers 41,000 m², began in 2020 and will come to an end in 2023.
Rocca Tower II is an 18-storey building which rises to 70 metres above sea level. Its flagship apartments are the penthouses on its 17th and 18th floors with their almost six-metre ceilings. Up to 127 m² in size and spread over two levels, these luxurious homes boast floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views out to sea, over Lake Harku and Tallinn Zoo and towards the Old Town.
The building has a furnished foyer with a ceiling that is twice the normal height, a 1200 m² terrace with relaxation and play areas for residents’ use, a large car park with 291 spaces and a total of 94 apartments and commercial premises with expansive windows. The area around the quarter (including its landscaping, lighting and cycling and walking tracks) has been fully renewed and integrated. A pedestrian tunnel leads from the quarter directly to Rocca al Mare Keskus shopping centre and a bus stop for passengers heading to the city centre. Rocca Towers’ twin highrises are linked by a three-storey car park with spaces serving residents of the second, third and fourth apartment buildings. The lower levels are home to new commercial premises, of which few are available in this busy part of Tallinn.
The developer says both buyers and renters have shown an interest in the Rocca Towers commercial spaces because of the site’s logistically favourable location: the proximity of the Haabersti overpass provides easy access to both the centre of the city and many of its districts, while many pedestrians pass by the site on a daily basis, who will now have the opportunity to visit the business quarter. The commercial spaces, which boast floor-to-ceiling display windows and high ceilings, have been purchased to serve as offices, shops and service points. Among them will be centres offering beauty, day spa, childcare and treatment services as well as a range of stores.
The buildings were designed by architects from ARS Projekt, who were also responsible for the Maakri Quarter highrises and the Endover-developed Torn. Interiors were created by interior architect Aet Piel and Maarja-Linda Taur. The main contractor is Metropol Ehitus. Construction of the highrise was financed by LHV Pank.
Endover’s portfolio currently features seven highrise buildings in Haabersti and Põhja-Tallinn, of which three have been completed, one is in the final stages of construction, one is in the early stages of construction and two are in the planning stages.
Endover (https://endover.ee/endover/) is an Estonian property developer with 25 years of experience in creating value in urban space and building fully integrated residential and business environments. The company’s portfolio includes 70 buildings and 2840 apartments with a total area of 368,000 m².