GTC starts development of the first phase of the OKĘCIE BUSINESS PARK complex. NOTHUS building will offer the total of 8,850 square meters of A class office space.The completion of the construction is due 1Q 2008.
Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC) begins the development of an investment that is unique to the Polish market – OKĘCIE Business Park. In the first quarter 2008 the real estate developer will open the first building of the complex – NOTHUS.
NOTHUS will be the first out of seven office buildings in what will be the OKĘCIE Business Park, which is being developed at ul. 17 Stycznia street, next to the LOT Polish Airlines and Polish Airports buildings. This modern business park is being constructed between Al. Krakowska street, the exit way to the cities of Łódź, Kraków, Wrocław and Katowice, and ul. Żwirki i Wigury street, the way leading from the city centre to the Okęcie International Airport.
On seven levels NOTHUS will offer its tenants the total of 8,850 square metres of office space. The ground floor will accommodate 400 square metres of shopping and services space. 205 parking bays will be developed for future users.
A typical building level will accommodate 1,434 square metres and its space has been designed so as to provide for maximum comfort and a flexible arrangement of the interior for future tenants’ needs.
NOTHUS will be equipped with a modern building management system and a modern access control system supervised by a professional security service. The building will also have full air-conditioning, suspended ceilings and tilt-in windows. All toilets and kitchens will be fully equipped.
”GTC is the first firm to develop a modern office complex in direct proximity to the airport. This will be an excellent location for international firms and corporations which seek convenient connections not only with the city centre or Warsaw prestigious residential districts, but also with major roads leading to southern Poland and with international airport connections” – says Mr. Piotr Kroenke, GTC Director General.
OKĘCIE BP will be the first business park in this part of Warsaw and its format will be similar to parks surrounding international airports in the world’s biggest cities. The complex’s first building has acquired its name from one of the 24 winds of the rose drawn on an early 16th century world map.
The OKĘCIE BP’s architectural design has been prepared by APA Kuryłowicz&Associates (APA KA), under supervision of a renowned Polish architect, Prof. Stefan Kuryłowicz. Like other buildings in the complex, NOTHUS will be a U-shape construction. The glass façade of the building will provide for inflow of daylight and direct contact with the green surroundings, as well as a view on the airport runway and airplanes during take-off.
On the one hand, the building’s location is far from the crowded city streets, and on the other it provides for easy access to city transport. It is also a unique venue with a natural lake in Okecie green fields. The complex will accommodate many leisure facilities and a network of strolling paths and little avenues leading up to each building. According to architects and office space lease specialists this is a fantastic offer for firms which appreciate a calm and creative working atmosphere.
The development of the traffic system around the airport, the extension of the 17 Stycznia street to the Poleczki street and further on to the Puławska street will provide the tenants with convenient access to the major national and Warsaw roads.
The general contractor of the NOTHUS building is Warbud S.A., and the Jones Lang LaSalle and CB Richard Ellis agencies will be responsible for office space lease.
The building’s construction will cost Euro 20 million, and the total cost of the Okęcie Business Park complex is estimated at Euro 120 million.