About the Project

OKOL Lake Park is set to be a new and modern living place – a complete innovative concept. The development will offer multiple amenities and numerous opportunities for an active healthy lifestyle, a place where you can live, work and enjoy leisure activities surrounded by nature.

OKOL Lake Park will be a unique location where all elements will be in synergy and in harmony with the surrounding natural environment. The project is inspired by the concept of a slow-paced healthy lifestyle and the idea is to combine the conveniences of modern living with close proximity to nature. Tranquility, clean air and sense of freedom will be an essential part of the daily life experienced by all guests and residents.

The total investment of OKOL Lake Park is estimated at around €300 million. The construction of the golf & residential community will unfold in several phases, and its overall development will take around 20 years. The project is designed with intensive care of the natural surrounding and follows all the principles of any sustainable project.

Total Area

3 000 decares

Total Project Area

Golf Course

650 decares

Managed by IMG

Pullman Hotel *****

149 keys

Managed by Accor

Green Areas

230 decares

Linear Park, Forest Park, Branded Park

Attraction Farm

20 decares

Animal Farm, Vegetable Garden, Horse Base


23 km

Completely new, incl. roads, electricity, water supply

Sport Facilities

50 decares

Sports and Adventure Center, Adventure Park

Educational Facilities

15 decares

OKOL Kindergarten and Park School

Public and Retail Area

30 decares

Office Areas, Farmers Market, Restaurants, Medical Center, Services



The OKOL Lake Park Master Plan was developed in 2014 by the leading French urban planning company Egis Group, in association with Atelier Villes & Paysages and the golf architects from European Golf Design.

The Master Plan has been comprehensively designed to provide synergy between all of the project elements and to well position the golf course, the public and the residential areas.

The residential area location was carefully selected in accordance with the terrain specifics and aiming to provide easy access and offer each home with the best possible surrounding views.

The different areas and their functionalities are balanced with the existing natural resources and reflect the desire to create an open community which interacts with the environment and local society.

Egis Group is an internationally recognized construction and engineering holding company, ranked among Europe’s Top 10 and the World’s Top 20.

The urban concept and vision of OKOL Lake Park was developed by the internationally renowned Selin Maner Architects Studio, lead by Senior Architect Selin Maner. 

The Detailed Territorial Plan of OKOL Lake Park started on August 30, 2017, and was developed by Markan Project Ltd. It is characterized with low building parameters including low height and density of the residential buildings.

The final urban planning vision and design were developed by the team of Golf Okol EOOD, lead by Architect Petko Marinov. The approach offers a unified architectural vision and organization of all elements.

OKOL Lake Park’s aim is to achieve maximum synergy, comfort of living and harmony between different elements of the surrounding environment.




Egis Group is a leading French company for urban planning, transport systems and infrastructure, architecture and landscape planning, industrial and infrastructure construction in the water, environment and energy sectors. In cooperation with Atelier Villes & Paysages, Egis Group designed the OKOL Lake Park’s master plan.

Egis is the only French construction and engineering holding to rank among the top 10 European holding companies in its field and among the top 20 worldwide.


European Golf Design (EGD) is the world’s leading golf design company, established in 1992 as a Joint Venture between the European Tour and IMG.

EGD has been responsible for designing OKOL’s world-class golf course.

European Golf Design has projects all across Europe as well as in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Three of the courses designed by EGD were awarded as Europe’s Best New Course; five are ranked in the Top 100 in Europe and two in the Top 100 of the World. Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, designed by EGD, hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup.


OKOL’s golf course will be managed by IMG.

IMG is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 5,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe.

IMG’s areas of expertise include representation of elite athletes, celebrities and models; television/new media production and distribution, academies, brand licensing, corporate consulting and the creation and implementation of global sporting, fashion and cultural events.

IMG Golf Course Services epitomises the cross-discipline expertise of IMG, providing advisory and golf course management services to world-class developments worldwide.


Accor – Europe’s largest hotel operator and a leading global group will be the operator of the 5-star Pullman Hotel and the Pullman Living Branded Residences.

Accor manages more than 4,900 hotels from 39 brands in 110 countries, employing 280,000 people. The group has more than 50 years of experience, an exceptional portfolio of brands ranging from economical to luxury, and manages one of the most attractive loyalty programs worldwide.

Environmental protection and social responsibility are of high priority for Accor. Their Planet 21, Acting Here and Accor Solidarity Endowment Fund programs are testimony to this.

Group 3286

The American English Academy (AEA) is a day coeducational international school that provides a full U.S. Common Core Educational Standards-based program. AEA also offers an optional Dual Language program that entirely meets the requirements of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education. The school is fully accredited by U.S. Middle States Association – Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). The American English Academy is part of Markan Holding AD and prepares students from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.

Group 3287

Novotel Sofia is a 4* internationally managed business hotel with the latest design located on Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd. Just 5 km from Sofia International Airport.
The hotel impresses with 178 modern and well-equipped rooms as well as 6 meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and capacity of organizing events for up to 300 guests.
Novotel Sofia is part of Markan Holding AD and is managed by the world’s leading operator Accor as one of their top brands in Central and Eastern Europe.



Markan Holding AD is the capital investor and developer of OKOL Lake Park. The company manages an investment portfolio of holdings in more than 15 subsidiaries in different sectors of the economy, mainly in the construction, hospitality and real estate industries.

Together with the other subsidiaries of the group, the holding covers the full range of activities in the construction sector – pre-project research and development, design, construction and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, water and sewerage installations, and also interior design.

Markan Ltd. is the flagship of the group, being established in 1993. The company is one of the most successful construction businesses in Bulgaria, with impeccable reputation and an impressive portfolio of completed projects.Dedicated to the vision of developing world-class projects, Markan Holding is working on OKOL Lake Park’s project in partnership with some of the leading international companies and professionals around the world.