Capgemini Poland, part of the Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, has signed a lease agreement for approximately 5 600 sq. meters in the Silesia Business Park office complex, developed by Skanska. In the process of determining a long-term strategy, including searching for a suitable location and shaping the lease terms, Capgemini was supported, i.a., by international advisory company JLL.
“We have long-term plans for the development of our operations in Katowice. It is an excellent location for projects from the business services sector, which enables us to continue to grow dynamically. The city offers access to educated workforce, as well as a developed transport and office infrastructure. In Katowice we already employ over 1 500 people in two office locations. We are moving into Silesia Business Park to give our team the most comfortable office environment, easily accessible from different parts of the metropolitan area, and allowing for the possibility of further expansion” – said Marcin Nowak, Delivery Centre Director, Infrastructure Services Eastern Europe, Capgemini.
“We are happy to be working with Capgemini on the development and implementation of their lease strategy and optimization of occupied space in Katowice. Following a nine-month process of market analysis, Capgemini chose to locate in Silesia Business Park. In addition to providing an excellent location and meeting the highest technical standards, the complex delivers potential for expansion, fully accounting for the future growth of the organization. Alongside the new contract in Silesia Business Park, and in line with its long-term lease strategy, Capgemini simultaneously renewed its lease in the Atrium building. In this transaction, JLL also advised Capgemini on how to optimize costs and receive the most favorable lease terms” – said Kamil Krępa, Senior Consultant, Office Agency and Tenant Representation, JLL.
Capgemini will be operational in their new offices in the building B of Silesia Business Park in the end of 2015. The company will move there from the Altus building.
“We are pleased that Capgemini, one of the strongest brands in the business services sector in Poland, has chosen our complex in Katowice. Skanska is the largest supplier of modern office space for service centers in Poland. Capgemini professionals can benefit from comfortable offices in Silesia Business Park which are more than a good place to work. We attract tenants offering restaurant facilities, as well as important commercial and services points. We have also included elements of landscaping and greenery within the complex. For the service sector tenants it is also very important that the company is able to expand in a single location. Silesia Business Park will be in a position to ensure this with the construction of stages C and D that we are planning to start” – commented Arkadiusz Rudzki, Leasing And Asset Director, Skanska Property Poland.
Silesia Business Park is being built along Chorzowska St. The complex consists of four 12-floor and having lower environmental impact A-class offices with a total leasable area of over 48 000 sq. meters. Tenants will have approximately 600 parking spaces at their disposal. The first building (A) within the office complex has already been commissioned for use and the completion of work on the second facility (B) is scheduled for Q3 2015. Silesia Business Park will be LEED Gold certified.
With almost 145 000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The group reported 2014 global revenues of EUR 10,573 billion.