JLL Poland has been selected as the exclusive agent responsible for the commercialization process of the UNITY CENTRE complex, the largest business complex in Krakow. The project is owned by UNIQA Real Estate Management and GD&K Group.
UNITY CENTRE is the tallest mixed-use building complex in Krakow, comprising a 27-story Class “AA” office skyscraper, two lower office buildings, a four-star hotel and a luxury apartment building. The total area of the complex is 50,000 sqm. The complex is distinguished by its excellent location next to the Mogilskie Roundabout and near the city’s main railway station and a shopping mall. In addition, the Krakow University of Economics and the botanical gardens of Jagiellonian University are located nearby. The main tenants present in the complex are Miele, Schoeller Allibert, J. Dauman, and Deloitte.
“The UNITY CENTRE building complex is a mix of functionality and usability, perfectly integrated into the city’s urban fabric. We offer office space, retail units, hotel spaces and apartments. We wanted the complex to meet the expectations of future tenants, but also to be a place open to the residents of Krakow, who have in the past had less than a positive opinion of the project. The location had been subject to several unfinished projects over 45 years. However, now together with DDJM architects, we have created a space that is not only deferential to the city’s past but also looks to the future with the complex being equipped with the latest technological solutions. The central part of our complex is an open public space, which will soon offer both the residents of Krakow and the tenants of the complex many opportunities for leisure and relaxation,” says Magdalena Zielińska-Warszawa, representing the owners of the complex.
UNITY CENTRE is characterized by its eye-catching approach to spatial design. The complex also combines the best examples of world architecture and the spirit of the city, while emphasizing the buildings’ expressive simplicity. With a cosmopolitan approach, the architects have seized the opportunity to ensure the building’s prestige as the tallest building in Krakow. Built of steel and stone, the structure harks back to Krakow’s pre-war architectural traditions. The project’s chief architect was Marek Dunikowski, who drew inspiration from the historical legacy of industrialization and the Art Déco style.
“The rich offer of the UNITY CENTRE complex is an excellent solution for future tenants who value convenience in the workplace. Quick access, numerous amenities, rest areas at the centre of the complex, as well as a restaurant located on the top floor of the tallest building in Krakow, are just some of the advantages of this location. UNITY CENTRE is now part of a rich history, with the complex now embedded in today’s dynamically changing Krakow. We are delighted to have been selected as the exclusive agent responsible for the commercialization process of UNITY CENTRE,” says Dorota Gruchała, Head of Kraków and Katowice Offices, JLL.