March 22, 2016

High Five for Krakow – Skanska’s office project to bring new energy to the city

High Five for Krakow – Skanska’s office project to bring new energy to the city

In the very heart of Krakow, Skanska has commenced construction on an office project that will give the city’s development fresh impetus. The High Five complex is set to breathe new life into the area adjacent to Dworzec Główny railway station.

The project will be a complex of five office buildings and will be open to both the city and local communities. A 'green' square will be developed between the scheme's buildings. Local artists and students will be able to participate in designing this important aspect of the project which will feature different functional zones with places available for people leading an active life and looking for positive energy - including both employees working within the complex and Krakow’s residents.

“Our aim was to re-shape this underused area of the city. We want to achieve this goal by developing exceptional architecture which will seamlessly fit in with the character of Krakow. Thanks to innovative solutions and our open approach towards place making, we will be able to develop a project that provides a comfortable working environment and a relaxing location for people who want to spend some 'down time'. I am sure that our project will generate a great deal of energy and boost the city’s development. Hence its name - ‘High Five’ – referring to the hand gesture of giving a “high five”. This gesture of victory and joy is dedicated to companies that bind their future to that of Krakow and its residents. This especially applies to young and dynamic people, who will be working here and helping to create an area that looks to the future while remaining in harmony with Krakow's wonderful tradition,” explained Arkadiusz Rudzki, Managing Director at Skanska Property Poland.

Each of the High Five office complex’s five buildings will contribute to different aspects of energy - diversity, creation, city, joy and innovation.

After completion, the five buildings will offer a total of 70,000 sqm of leasable space, the equivalent of ten soccer pitches. Due to its close proximity to Krakow Główny railway station, and being well-served by public transportation and bicycle routes, High Five will be one of the best communicated office investment in Krakow. Ultimately, the complex will be adjusted to the needs of around 7,000 people.

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