Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), a member of Erste Group, will move its Romanian headquarters to Business Garden Bucharest, owned by Vastint Romania. The bank will take 14,000 sqm of space in the buidling and will become the largest tenant of the second project. The project already has an occupancy rate of 65 percent.
Business Garden Bucharest office complex, LEED Platinum pre-certified, is the first project with such a green concept in Romania and the sixth in a series with the same name developed by Vastint in several cities in Europe. The project comes with a unique setup, attention to details not only regarding the office areas, but also the outdoor scenario, with a great accent upon creating a pleasant work environment.
BCR will relocate its operations from its existing HQ on Calea Victoriei in 2020.
Elke Meier, CFO BCR, commented: “With its modern design and sustainable approach, Business Garden Bucharest was the right choice for us, as we are continuing the consolidation process of our central operations started with the relocation to The Bridge. The vast green areas, with pedestrian alleys and recreational activities, combined with the diverse offer of services and facilities from Vastint and the proximity to our other HQ were the main ingredients that have convinced us of choosing Business Garden Bucharest as the best option for our 1,000 colleagues which will move there next year.”
Antoniu Panait, Managing Director Vastint Romania, said: “Business Garden Bucharest is the first of its type that we deliver in Romania, a high-quality working environment with great accent on the surrounding landscape and mix of facilities, and we are very pleased that BCR has decided to join our community. Working upon the ideal tenant mix, BCR is the perfect match, with a tech-oriented vision and great care for the employees. Business Garden Bucharest comes with an abundance of amenities in the area – such as highly convenient public transport connection, educational centers, hospitals, shopping centers.”
Located in the Central-Western Bucharest business district, at the junction of Calea Plevnei and Basarab overpass, also adjacent to the well-established Carrefour Orhideea Shopping Gallery, the complex includes three class A office buildings with a total leasable area of almost 43,000 sqm.