IBM has leased 3,200 sq m at Francuska Office Centre in Katowice

The agreement signed by GTC and IBM has been one of the largest office lease transactions in Katowice during the last few years. In the complex located at Francuska street, IBM is to open its Delivery Center of 3,200 sq m. The new tenant will move into in October this year.

The center in Katowice will form part of IBM’s network of strategic facilities providing IT services worldwide, including servers operational systems management and systems security, as well as services for end-users, including maintenance and monitoring of IT appliances and software systems.

 

We have been cooperating with IBM for many years. The company has been running its business in our office buildings in Cracow. Thanks to that, we were able to meet all requirements of the prestigious tenant, and provide it with optimal working conditions adjusted to the higest standards. We are proud of the fact that, when searching for a new location in Poland, IBM has chosen Francuska Office Centre– says Jacek Wachowicz, Member of the Board and Director of Leasing and Sales at GTC S.A.
– Katowice is one of the most developed cities in Poland. It offers highly-skilled employees and modern transportation infrastructure. I am confident that thanks to actions taken by the city authorities toward investors, Katowice will provide IBM with all necessary support for further development”
– adds Jacek Wachowicz.

 

Francuska Office Centre comprises two buildings with a total of 21,504 sq m class A office space. The list of tenants includes also: Rockwell Automation, Ruch, Oracle, Vattenfall, Bank Millennium, Getin Bank, Nordea Bank, KPMG, Philips Lighting, American Heart of Poland, Arpid and Berlitz. The complex is currently 90% let.

 

Francuska Office Centre offers a direct access from Francuska street and easy access for travellers on the A4 motorway and national route 86. Katowice International Airport,  at Pyrzowice, is about a 30-minute drive, and the Cracow Balice Airport is about 40-minute drive. The underground parking garage at the complex offers spaces for about 400 vehicles.

 

The interiors at Francuska Office Center are designed to allow tenants flexible arrangement and efficient management of the space, for such uses as back-office operations, research or laboratory activity, as well as representative seat. The complex offers companies the opportunity to grow within a single office park, which is still a rare feature in Katowice.

Francuska Office Centre is certified with EU GreenBuilding certificate which confirms that it saves approximately 40% of energy.  Key solutions include energy-efficient windows that prevent overheating of rooms, effective ventilation with recuperation (heat recovery), and computerized building management system (BMS) and lighting control.

 

Genpact extends its lease agreement in Korona Office Centre in Cracow

GTC has extended an lease agreement for over  3,000 sq m office space in Korona Office Centre in Cracow. Genpact will stay in Edison building for another five years.

 

Genpact is a global leader in business process and technology management.
The company started its operations in Poland in 2008, and currently hires more than 350 employees. The company leases 3,090 sq m of office space in Edison building – a part of Korona Office Centre.

 

„Genpact has been one of key tenants of Korona Office Centre. We are very glad with the fact that the company decided to extend its lease agreement for another five years. It is an indubitable proof of trust,”  – says Jacek Wachowicz, Member of the Board and Director of Leasing and Sales at GTC S.A. „In many cases, the demand for office space in Cracow comes from BPO firms. Currently, there are over 70 companies operating in the outsourcing sector in Cracow, mostly international corporations, from which some found their places in GTC office buildings,” – adds Jacek Wachowicz.

 

Korona Office Complex consists of three eleven-storey buildings with a total lease area of over 31,326 sq m. They were built in 2003-2008 and currently host several Polish and international companies from IT, finance, BPO, consulting and other sectors.