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Lefkaritis Group, bbf: and Foster + Partners announce their strategic collaboration for the "Land of Tomorrow" project

Lefkaritis Group, bbf: and Foster + Partners have announced their strategic collaboration for the 1st phase of the “Land of Tomorrow” project, a visionary beachfront community development set to transform the former industrial area along Dekelia Road in Larnaca.

The event announcing the collaboration took place on 8 July, at the site of the first phase of the project in the presence of the President of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, the President of the House of Parliament Annita Demetriou, the Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Vyras, ministers, and other officials.

The 'Land of Tomorrow' project, whose masterplan was designed by Foster + Partners, the renowned UK architects, aims to create a vibrant and sustainable beachfront community that includes a diverse range of residential options. The development will also feature extensive retail spaces and shopping streets, providing residents and visitors with a variety of shopping and dining experiences. The project includes plans for a range of restaurants and bars, a luxurious 5-star resort hotel, a state-of-the-art conference centre, private offices, co-working spaces, and event spaces, catering to both residents' needs and attracting international and local visitors.

Emphasising sustainability, the development integrates natural, ecologically enhanced beachfronts, a network of green spaces, cultural amenities and recreational facilities. A key feature of the project is the creation of a new pine forest, with an expected 20,000 trees to be planted, enhancing the local ecosystem and providing a green haven for the community. The project also includes sustainable infrastructure to ensure long-term environmental benefits.

The first phase of the project, which is planned as a part of the strategic collaboration with bbf: and Foster + Partners, will be developed on the beachfront. This phase will feature a residential complex consisting of four buildings, offering an impressive variety of facilities for residents such as pools, gyms, saunas, kids' areas, and more, totalling over 32,000 m². The building design phase has just commenced, with construction slated to begin in the last quarter of 2025. Pre-sales are expected to open in October 2024, with construction taking approximately 2 to 2.5 years. Concurrently, the rest of the project will be designed.

Dinos Lefkaritis, CEO of Lefkaritis Group of Companies, Vadim Romanov, CEO and Founding Partner of bbf: and Ben Scott, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners, highlighted the project's vision and its transformative impact on Larnaca in their presentations during the event.

In his address, Lefkaritis described the moment as historic for the evolution of the Lefkaritis Group, emphasising that the Land of Tomorrow, with the creation of a coastal community focused on sustainability, will become a landmark in the entire area, attracting young people and businesses from everywhere. "Our vision is for this area to be transformed from an industrial zone into an entirely new destination that will enhance the valuable contribution of the city. As the natural evolution and expansion of Larnaca, it will be the legacy of the Lefkaritis family and a significant positive impact for future generations and the region," Lefkaritis stressed.

Vadim Romanov, in his address at the event, shared that “This is an exciting project that inspires and motivates us immensely. It is a big challenge, but our joint vision is to transform the former industrial zone as you have known it to date into one of the most attractive beachfront communities in the Mediterranean. We are fully confident that this sustainable and progressive development will have a positive impact on the surrounding area, the economy, and on the evolution of our country for years to come.”

Ben Scott, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners, said, “We are delighted to start bringing our vision for Larnaca to life. The first phase of the masterplan creates a sustainable beachfront community with shops, offices, and restaurants on the doorstep. Residents will enjoy spectacular views of the sea and direct connections to the natural surroundings.”

The Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Vyras, referring to the significant role that the Lefkaritis Group has played for decades in supporting the economy of Larnaca, expressed his satisfaction with the planned development of the area, assuring his support for this direction. "This is the Larnaca we want to see in the future," he said.

The President of the House of Representatives, Annita Demetriou, in her address, assured her support for this great effort, thanking the Lefkaritis family for their significant contribution to the development of Larnaca and all of Cyprus. "It is a project that will boost the island's economy and give a new perspective to the city. Larnaca deserves and is entitled to it," said Demetriou.

The President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulides, mentioned that this important project marks a new beginning for the city of Larnaca, representing a clear prospect for new dynamic urban development, and he welcomed such serious and reliable investments. "This collaboration is the best and strongest vote of confidence for the implementation of the project," he emphasised.

About Lefkaritis Group

Lefkaritis Bros has one of the largest fleets of trucks and tanker vehicles in Cyprus and is the exclusive importer and distributor of Bridgestone tyres in Cyprus. It also owns substantial immovable property which is utilised through own-use, for development and leasing and for investment and future sale purposes and now, as part of the Land of Tomorrow project.

Furthermore, subsidiaries and affiliated companies of Lefkaritis Bros, are active in providing maritime transport through privately-owned tankers, insurance brokerage services, maintenance and support for petroleum products service stations, engineering services, maintenance of liquefied gas cylinders and steel constructions and fabrication.

Affiliated companies are also active in the renewable energy industry though the sale and installation of photovoltaic systems, construction of photovoltaic parks, production of electricity through photovoltaics, as well as through the supply of electricity to the end consumer.

About Petrolina

Petrolina, the first Cypriot petroleum company and one of the largest businesses in Cyprus, operating in the energy sector with the import, storage and marketing of petroleum products, marine and aviation fuels, liquefied gas, e-mobility products and services, motor oils and lubricants, has played a leading role in the economic and social development of the island, for more than six decades. Inextricably linked to the community, Petrolina implements a coherent CSR Policy, responding in practice to the respective needs of the society.

For more information, visit petrolina.com.cy

About bbf:

bbf: is a recognised leader in residential and commercial development headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, with branches in Larnaca, Paphos, Nicosia, and Athens. bbf: boasts over 15 years of expertise and over 150 developments to date – from exquisite residences to cutting-edge office spaces – in Cyprus and Greece. Its diverse portfolio includes iconic projects like bbf: sky tower, bbf: marco polo, bbf: eden roc, and the renovation of Cyprus’ historic Berengaria Hotel.

For more information, visit bbf.com

About Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism, engineering, and design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. With offices worldwide, the practice operates as a single, ethnically and culturally diverse entity, with people at the heart of all its endeavours. The firm's commitment to sustainability and innovative design has earned it a reputation as one of the leading architectural practices globally.
For more information, visit fosterandpartners.com

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