Generation Park Y office building in Warsaw has been awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating certificate. It is the tenth project of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in the CEE region that has been awarded such a distinction. The certificate confirms that office spaces in high-rise buildings, when prepared properly, are entirely safe for their users.
WELL Health-Safety Rating is a certification process for new buildings (as well as those in the development stage), conducted by International WELL Building Institute. The rating procedure consists of two main stages: the initial documentation review and the final verification. The certificate is awarded to office spaces with the highest safety parameters, limiting the risk of disease transmission and also allowing the creation of a healthy and friendly work environment. It is especially important as the results of the research commissioned by Skanska show that more than half of Polish office workers would like to go and work at their offices every day or at least 3-4 times a week.
“Awarding this certificate to our tenth project is the best confirmation that the office spaces developed by Skanska are fully prepared for challenges connected with the pandemic – says Rafał Stoparczyk, Project Director at Skanska’s commercial development business unit in CEE. – Additionally, in order to increase the safety of our offices’ users, we developed Care for Life Office Concept. This program allows us to take care of the health and comfort of our tenants more comprehensively,” adds Rafał Stoparczyk.
“Care for Life Office Concept” includes recommendations and consultations on the implementation of safety solutions that limit the spreading of coronavirus or other potentially infectious diseases. This program covers four areas: air quality, contactless solutions, social distance measures, and management of buildings.
“The new head office of Grupa PZU is, first of all, an investment in employees. We are glad that Generation Park Y meets the highest standards when it comes to the conditions, comfort and safety of workers, and it is confirmed by the WELL Health-Safety Rating certificate. Friendly environment that supports the well-being of employees, pro-ecological solutions, full availability of the premises to persons with disabilities – these features are tremendously important to us. In this way, we would like to set a good example and promote ESG solutions among our contractors, clients, social partners and employees,” says Dorota Macieja, member of the management board of Grupa PZU Życie responsible for real estate in the Group.
Generation Park Y is the highest Skanska office building in this part of Europe, crowning the office complex situated at Rondo Daszyńskiego in Warsaw. This 140-meter construction is the greenest high-rise building in the capital of Poland, offering safe and sustainable office spaces and innovative solutions. The building is applying for the demanding WELL Core&Shell certificate. This standard verifies the building in the aspect of its impact on employees’ health and their general well-being. The application also included the LEED certificate at the Platinum level and Building without Barriers. Within the complex of Generation Park, there is a sidewalk made of green concrete which, thanks to its catalytic properties, reduces smog levels. In the lobby of the building, there is a wall (330 sqm) covered with more than 6,000 plants.