Pandora to enlarge its office space and stay at Okęcie Business Park

GTC and Pandora Jewelry CEE have extended the lease agreement regarding the office space located at Zephirus building. The tenant will also enlarge its office space to 1,100 sq m. Zephirus building is a part of Okęcie Business Park.

 

Pandora Jewelry CEE manufactures and distributes hand-finished, modern jewellery. Its products are sold in 70 countries. The company’s headquarter for Central and Eastern Europe is located at Zephirus building.

 

Completed in 2009, Zephirus (9,128 sq m GLA) is a part of Okęcie Business Park located in close vicinity of the Warsaw Chopin Airport. At the moment, the complex comprises three completed buildings (the two others are Nothus and Corius) and enjoys high popularity among tenants searching for easily accessible office space located outside the city center. The list of tenants of Zephirus building also includes: Novo Nordisk Pharma, Avon, Polish Airports, Polish Border Guard and Raiffeisen Bank. Zephirus building is currently 100% let.

 

Okęcie Business Park is located on 17 Stycznia street and will comprise six buildings offering a total of 60,000 sq m NRA. The next building in the complex will be named Solano.

 

The architectural design for Okęcie Business Park reflecting both the natural advantages of the surroundings (including a pond and green areas) and the proximity of the airport, was created by the renowned studio APA Kuryłowicz & Associates. Since July 2012, GTC can boast about granting LEED® Gold certificate to the third building of Okęcie Business Park (Corius).

DFDS to open financial operations centre in Globis Poznań

GTC and DFDS Poland have signed lease agreement for 1,600 sq m of office space located in the Globis Poznań building. The agreement with one of the biggest spedition and logistics companies in Europe has been signed for next 5 years.

DFDS specializes in sea and land transport. The company was established in 1866 in Denmark, and currently operates a network of several dozen routes in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as well as a chain providing road and rail transport services in majority of European countries. DFDS will open its financial operations centre in Poznań which is also to be the first establishment of the company in Poland with around 150 employees.

 

Poznań with its location, transport infrastructure and well educated human resources, is highly attractive place for companies. On the other side, GTC’s experience in developing office space for BPO centres, allowed us to provide DFDS with optimal work conditions, – says Jacek Wachowicz, Member of the Board and Director of Leasing and Sales at GTC S.A.  We are glad to gain trust of another European company that has just started its operations on the Polish market, – adds Jacek Wachowicz.

 

The new tenant will move into the Globis Poznań building in autumn this year. Colliers International participated in the deal as a leasing agent. Globis Poznań is currently 95% let.

Globis office building is located in Poznań city center, in close vicinity of “Mercure” hotel, main railway station and the Poznań International Fair terrain. The building offers 13,947 sq m of modern office space. The list of companies that have their offices there, includes, among others, Arvato Poland, Comarch, BZ WBK, KPMG, GPD Advertising, Luxmed, PKO S.A., PTK Centertel and UWI Inwestycje.

Canon leases 3,100 sq m at Prague Marina Office Center in Prague 7 – Holešovice

In 2010, the Japanese consumer electronics giant Canon acquired the Netherlands-based company Océ which develops, manufactures and sells printing and copying hardware and related software. As part of the worldwide integration program, now also the Czech headquarters of both Canon in Prague 6 and former Océ in Prague 4 was merged and will be consolidated into a single new location.

After an intense search and selection process, Canon decided to choose Prague Marina Office Center. Mr. Palecek, managing director at Canon comments: “Among other factors, the main reasons why we have chosen Prague Marina Office Center as the location of our new consolidated Czech headquarters were the efficient office space configuration on one floor in combination with the availability of ground floor retail space for our large showroom, sufficient car parking spaces, the almost immediate availability of the space, the turn-key solution and finally the attractive terms and conditions and flexible, pro-active approach offered by the Lighthouse Group.”

Tamir Winterstein, CEO of the Lighthouse Group comments: “We are pleased that Canon has chosen Prague Marina Office Center as the seat for its new headquarters in the Czech Republic. We believe that the decision of such a large, well-known brand as Canon will further enhance the continuous ongoing positive development of this newest and most recently regenerated part of Holešovice into a bustling, modern, dynamic waterfront location with a unique character in Prague. We are encouraged that despite the floods, which did not affect Prague Marina Office Center at all, Canon continued to be firm in their decision and believe in the location of Prague 7 – Holešovice and our development Prague Marina Office Center as such.

CBRE advised the Lighthouse Group on the transaction and Canon was advised by Re-Creations.

Prague Marina Office Center is located on the left bank of the Vltava in Prague 7 – Holešovice , in a dynamically-evolving combination of neighborhood, residential and office buildings. The complex consists of two modern office buildings that are easily accessible by car and public transport from both the city center and its outskirts. The project offers a total of almost 14,600 sq m of office space and is a continuation of the already completed, fully leased Lighthouse Vltava Waterfront Towers project (27,000 sq m near Libeňský Bridge).

Lighthouse Group is GTC’s affiliate responsible for developments in the Czech Republic.