1 Boulevard Royal fully leased

23. July 2013

China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB) has chosen 1 Boulevard Royal as the location for its new Luxembourg head office. Wishing to expand its presence in Europe, CCB announced last September during a visit to Luxembourg that it would be opening a branch in the country.

Headquartered in Beijing, CCB has an operating history of nearly 60 years. The Bank has been listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange since October 2005 (stock code: 939) and on the Shanghai Stock Exchange since September 2007 (stock code: 601939). At the end of 2012, the market capitalisation of the Bank reached US$200 billion, ranking 2nd among listed banks in the world.

The iconic Luxembourg City building at 1 Boulevard Royal has been undergoing a complete renovation since last September in order to bring it up to a high standard in terms of quality, technology and comfort. CCB will take possession of its new offices early 2014 for an initial period of 12 years.

One on One receives BREEAM Excellent pre-certification

14. June 2013

Currently under construction at 1 Route d'Esch, the One on One office building has just been awarded the highest BREEAM score (73%) ever achieved in Luxembourg for a new building.

Of the dozen buildings in Luxembourg with official BREEAM certification, Ikogest has developed five and holds the country's top two scores: for the renovation of 1 Boulevard Royal and now for a new buiding with One on One.

BREEAM is the benchmark standard for durable construction. Created in 1990, BREEAM has historically been the leading environmental certification method. Today it is the most widely-used one in the world.

Signed and sealed!

04. June 2013

Ikogest is pleased to announce the sale of Cubus 2 SA to an investment fund dedicated to a large European fortune represented by the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe.

Cubus 2 notably holds the C2 and C3 buildings located in Howald. These two buildings contain combined office space of 10,000 sqm, are fully leased and include prestigious tenants such as the Bonn Steichen & Partners law firm and the private Swedish bank SEB. The buildings won the Bauhärepräis architectural award in June 2012 in the "office building/workspace" category.

The One on One's façades in the spotlight

26. April 2013

The Revue Technique Luxembourgeoise (Luxembourg Technical Review) recently dedicated an article to the One on One building's façades. The article described the building's aesthetic qualities as well as the remarkable technical aspects of its façades.

Arboria: DGNB Gold certified

05. April 2013

In the centre of Differdange, the neighbourhood of Arboria has just become DGNB Gold certified! The DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) certification method enables the impact of buildings and entire neighbourhoods on the environment to be assessed and improved. DGNB minutely examines 45 criteria: site characteristics, environmental qualities, building techniques, socio-cultural impact, etc. To obtain this Gold certification, the highest level possible, the overall score must be above 80%. Our Arboria residences had already achieved an AB energy class certification, and with this new label you are guaranteed superior comfort, reduced energy bills and greater construction quality.

KPMG expands in the Atrium Business Park

28. March 2013

After moving into the northern wing of the Atrium Business Park in Bertrange last July, KPMG has confirmed its confidence in Ikogest by doubling its office surface area in the complex. As we know, of the "Big Four" KPMG is the one experiencing the largest growth in staff numbers in Luxembourg.

Quilvest moves into 3 Boulevard Royal

22. January 2013

Quilvest has invested in private equity for 40 years and is also a fund and wealth management company. It is among the leading companies in its sector worldwide. The group employs 400 people and has 13 offices in 10 countries, including a bank in Strassen: CBP Quilvest.

Its parent company is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Quilvest has just signed the lease for its parent company’s new 700m2 Luxembourg offices at 3 Boulevard Royal. The moving date is set for next June.

One on One construction work begins

10. December 2012

On Saturday 8 December, three unoccupied houses at 1-5 Route d'Esch were demolished in order to make way for the construction of One to One, a jewel of modern architecture.

The new One to One building will provide more than 3,000m2 of prestigious office space and aims to receive a very high BREEAM certification rating.

The demolition received television coverage (view it here) and was also reported in numerous press articles.  

IFSB round table

07. November 2012

Today, at a round table organised by IFSB (Building Sector Training Institute) on the topic of environmental certifications, Ikogest will be presenting the BREEAM standard to an audience of construction and real estate development professionals.

1 Boulevard Royal receives BREEAM Excellent certification

18. October 2012

Thanks to major renovation work and a thorough engineering survey, the iconic 1 Boulevard Royal is the first private building in Luxembourg to be BREEAM Excellent pre-certified.

Its energy passport will also improve from Class E to Class B. Practically-speaking, the post-renovation building will consume 59% less primary energy and its Co2 emissions will be reduced by the same amount.

BREEAM is the benchmark standard for durable construction. The BREEAM assessor for the building, PwC, today awarded Ikogest an Excellent rating at a ceremony in the presence of Mr Bettel, Mayor of Luxembourg City.

AG Real Estate invests in the 10 Charlotte building

05. October 2012

AG Real Estate, Ikogest and its development partners have just concluded an agreement to acquire the 10 Charlotte office building, currently under construction at 8-10 Boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg City.

The building will comprise nearly 5,000m2 of high-end office space. It has already been leased to a large international law firm that will move in as soon as work is completed. Construction started in December 2011 and is set to finish in summer 2013. 10 Charlotte is also the first private building in Luxembourg to be BREEAM Very good pre-certified.

Renovating 1 Boulevard Royal

29. August 2012

The highly prestigious office building at 1 Boulevard Royal is about to undergo a total renovation. The building's interior will be completely demolished so it can be rebuilt in line with the most demanding durable construction standards. Only the building's external walls and supporting structure will be kept. Work is set to be completed in summer 2013.

To find out more about this iconic Luxembourg City building, visit its new website at

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