• The first building at Centrum Biurowe Francuska has been delivered to tenants
• GTC has rented another 330 sqm of office space in the building
Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC S.A.) has concluded lease agreements in July for office space at Centrum Biurowe Francuska with Philips Lighting Polska and Berlitz. Philips has rented 200 sqm of space and Berlitz 130 sqm. The first building at Centrum Biurowe Francuska has already been put into commission.
Philips Lighting Polska is the leader of the Polish lighting market and the largest lighting manufacturer in the world within the Philips group. The company is one of the most significant foreign investors in Poland and one of the largest Polish exporters. The offices of Philips Lighting Polska will occupy about 200 sqm of space at Centrum Biurowe Francuska.
Berlitz Polska is one of the branches of the international company offering foreign language teaching services, translation, and language training worldwide. At Centrum Biurowe Francuska, Berlitz will open a facility devoted to training for top management. The Berlitz offices will take up 130 sqm of the building.
Philips are Berlitz are the latest tenants at Centrum Biurowe Francuska. Other tenants in the office building include Nordea Bank, which occupies 500 sqm.
Centrum Biurowe Francuska is located in the centre of Katowice, at ul. Francuska 34. The first building in the complex houses 11,000 sqm of rentable office space. The project is a major part of the emerging new business and service district of Katowice. Many key institutions are located in the nearby surroundings of Centrum Biurowe Francuska: local government authorities, courts, and many renowned Polish and international companies.
Centrum Biurowe Francuska will eventually comprise two six-storey, Class A office buildings providing a total rental area of over 21,500 sqm.
The interiors of Centrum Biurowe Francuska were designed to provide future tenants with flexible interior design and effective adaptation of the area. This approach facilitates free arrangement of the space, e.g. for the back-office, research or laboratory operations that are usually conducted by companies from the BPO sector. The building provides companies with the opportunity to develop and expand within a single business park, which is still a rarity in Katowice.
With more demanding tenants in mind, Centrum Biurowe Francuska has been fitted with facilities commonly associated with projects that are finished to the highest standard. Maximum working comfort is achieved through the use of a modern air conditioning system, advanced telecom systems, professional security services, suspended ceilings, and tilt windows. All of these elements make GTC’s development at ul. Francuska stand out among the competition in the region.
Centrum Biurowe Francuska is conveniently located in the vicinity of public transport stops. The complex is also car-friendly, with an entrance directly from ul. Francuska and ready access from the A4 highway and state road no. 86. The centre is located about 25 minutes’ drive away from the Katowice Airport at Pyrzowice. The building’s underground parking lot provides space for about 400 vehicles.
GLOBE TRADE CENTRE S.A. (GTC S.A.) is one of the leading developers in the New Europe and was established in 1994 in Warsaw. Currently it operates in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine.
GTC develops projects and manages completed properties in three key sectors of real estate: office buildings and parks, retail and entertainment centres, and residential.
GTC has developed about 800,000 sqm of net space and currently is the owner of completed commercial property with a combined net area of about 515,000 sqm. GTC also holds an impressive portfolio of investments at various stages of development which will facilitate the construction of 1.8 million sqm of commercial and residential space. GTC’s total assets exceed EUR 2.6 billion.
GTC’s shares are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, in the prestigious WIG20 index. The company’s shares are also included in the international MSCI index and the Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, as well as the GPR250 index, which comprises the 250 biggest and most liquid real estate companies of the world. Among GTC’s shareholders are many of the biggest Polish and international institutional investors.