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Skanska installs façade at its first office building in Katowice

Construction works on the first building of Silesia Business Park complex are nearing completion. Soon, its façade with its characteristic vertical stripes will shine. The building is already 65 percent leased.

“Works on the glass-aluminium façade are 60 percent completed. At the same time, we are carrying out interior finishing and installation works inside the building,’’ comments Mariusz Krzak, Regional Director in Skanska Property Poland.

Silesia Business Park is a modern office complex, which will ultimately offer a total of 46,000 sqm of office space in four twelve-storey buildings. There will be 600 parking spaces available to future tenants in an underground car park and surface parking areas. More than 5,000 employees will be able to work in the complex.

“We are going to develop the complex phase-by-phase. The first office building, will be available for occupation at the end of 2014,” added Mariusz Krzak.

The investment is attracting companies that are looking for comfortable office space in a superb location. Skanska has already leased 65 percent of space in the first building – a lease agreement has been signed with the global consultancy PwC. Furthermore, Skanska local units will also have their offices there. Currently, negotiations with potential new tenants looking to locate their offices in Silesia Business Park are underway.

As with other Skanska’s office investments, the complex was designed and will be developed in line with the principles of sustainable development. Silesia Business Park has been precertified in the LEED system with a Gold rating.

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