Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC) has concluded a lease with Bank Millennium S.A. for space at Francuska Office Center in Katowice. The lease area of 800 sq m includes office space and space to be used as a banking location.
Bank Millennium is a Polish nationwide, universal bank offering services to all market segments through a network of branches, individual advisers and electronic banking.
At Francuska Office Center, Bank Millennium will rent a total of 800 sq m, of which 700 sq m is office space. A branch of the bank will be opened in the other 100 sq m, in the retail and service section. The tenant will move in this May.
Companies already operating at Francuska Office Center include such names as Philips Lighting Poland, Berlitz Polska and Nordea Bank Polska. GTC is currently conducting negotiations with other companies interested in renting space at the project.
Francuska Office Center is located in central Katowice, at ul. Francuska 34. The first building in the complex, completed in the 2nd quarter of 2010, includes nearly 11,000 sq m of modern office space. The headquarters of many key institutions (such as local government and the regional court) and prominent Polish and international companies are located in the immediate vicinity of the GTC project.
Francuska Office Center is located adjacent to public transit stops. The project is also convenient for motorists, with direct access from ul. Francuska and easy access for travellers on the A4 motorway and national route 86. Katowice International Airport, at Pyrzowice, is about a 25-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. The complex offers companies the opportunity to grow within a single office park, which is still a rare feature in Katowice.
GLOBE TRADE CENTRE S.A. (GTC) is one of the leading developers in the New Europe and was established in 1994 in Warsaw. Currently it operates in 10 countries: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia.
GTC develops projects in three key real estate sectors: office buildings, retail and entertainment centres, and residential.
GTC has developed 800,000 sq m of net space and currently is the owner of completed commercial properties with a combined net area of 523,000 sq m. GTC also holds an impressive portfolio of new investments at various stages of development, which will facilitate the construction of 1.7 million sq m of commercial and residential space. GTC’s total assets exceed EUR 2.7 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 Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, as well as the GPR250 index, which comprises the 250 biggest and most liquid real estate companies in the world. Among GTC’s shareholders are many of the biggest Polish and international institutional investors.