The construction of Building H in Bonarka for Business in Krakow has started
The construction of building H, the 8th element of Bonarka for Business (B4B), one of the most popular office complexes in Krakow situated in the Podgórze district, has recently started. At completion, the office building will provide approx. 10,000 sqm GLA and 209 parking spaces for the tenants, extending the B4B complex to a total of 75,000 GLA. Meanwhile, GlobalLogic, an existing tenant in B4B since 2016, signed a lease agreement for an additional 1,274 sqm GLA, and the B4B Facebook page celebrates its 770th follower.
The construction of building H, the 8th element of B4B has recently started with earthworks on the plot managed by Hamer Polska Ltd., while the selection of subcontractors for structural work is currently under process and is likely to be finished mid-November 2017. The structural work is expected to start the beginning of 2018, with prospective occupancy in Q2 2019. Building H will offer its future tenants approx. 10,000 sqm GLA modern office space, having a façade half made of glass and it may be connected directly to building I through special footbridges at a later stage. This building has received, for the current stage of the project, a BREEAM® certificate at the ‘very good’ level and will receive the final certification after completing the construction and interior design for the individual tenants.
“The BPO/SSC sector in Poland is continuously growing, resulting in stable demand for class A office spaces. As one of Poland’s flagship secondary cities, Krakow continues to rank among the top 10 city destinations globally for the BPO industry. We remain optimistic about the future of Krakow’s office market and will continue the development of the Bonarka for Business complex first with Building H than followed by Building I” – said Beata Kokeli, Head of Asset Management & Country Manager Poland, TriGranit.
As a specific proof of B4B tenant’s satisfaction, GlobalLogic, a tenant of Bonarka for Business Building F since July 2016, has recently signed a lease agreement for an additional 1,274 sqm GLA. The company will lease altogether 3,860 sqm office space in the building occupying the 5th, 6th and 7th floor. GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services provider, founded in 2000. The company provides full-lifecycle software product development services, including experience design, complex systems engineering, content engineering, and self-contained engineering labs.
Bonarka for Business tenant relationship program
Meanwhile, the Bonarka for Business Tenant Relationship Program that was launched in the summer of 2017 continues with remarkable success. Tenants could recently participate in two morning coffee events and a photo contest. Now, #B4Bnews TV has just started broadcasting with episodes introducing B4B employees helping them to get to know each other. The episodes are planned to be broadcast twice a month in the future. So far, the Tenant Relationship Program along with the B4B social media activity resulted in 770 new followers on the B4B Facebook page.
About Bonarka for Business
The B4B business park is a project consisting of modern class A offices, consistent with the current highest standards, located in the heart of Bonarka City Center – a multifunctional city center in the Krakow Podgórze district, close to the historical center of Krakow, the city’s main arteries, the Krakow ring road and the A4 motorway. This city center project is a unique development on the Krakow retail and office market as it is a classic brownfield project – where a 19 ha industrial area had been turned into a modern business area. Buildings A, B, C, D, E, F and G are already completed providing 65,000 sqm GLA to the tenants. Next building (H) is under construction. Due to the active office market in Krakow, a further 2 buildings (I and J) are planned to be built in the coming years. 6 of the B4B buildings (A, B, C, D, E and G) are operating with a 100% occupancy rate since their opening. The complex of modern office buildings creates a compact layout with a central street and square reminiscent of the function and character of the traditional urban market. The well-designed public space has won numerous awards, ‘artURBANICA 2012’ among others. The main tenants in the complex are Alexander Mann Solutions, State Street, Euroclear, Pegasystems, Herbalife Nutrition, Lufthansa Global Business Services, Innogy, SolarWinds, Global Logic and Luxoft. Ultimately, Bonarka for Business will offer altogether 10 office buildings with a total leasable area of 95,000 sqm with a value of EUR 200 million.