Outfitting of the Euro-Centrum’s passive office building enters the final stage and the Science and Technology Park will soon start to prepare for the opening.
The cornerstone laying ceremony for this ultra-green office building took place in April 2012. The facility will use eight times less energy than conventional buildings. This office scheme covering 6 335 sq. meters is dedicated for the needs of small and mid-sized companies mostly from the energy efficient technologies sectors. Future tenants will pay 30% less for the lease of office space for the period of 3 years.
„The outfitting of the passive building is being carried out at full steam. The official opening is planned for the first quarter of 2014, however the final date is yet unknown. Our facility will offer not only office spaces but also technology laboratories and a data center. We will probably still equipping these premises at the beginning of January. Thereby it is to soon to announce the exact opening date” – Agnieszka Zięcina, public relations director at Euro-Centrum.
The labs will be put at tenants disposal where researches on prototype models can be conducted. The data center is being built by NextiraOne for PLN 21,88 million. NextiraOne is responsible for building the data centre which accommodates the latest IT technologies and is responsible for providing communications services such as video, a virtual desktop solution (VDI) and the storage and archiving of data.
Mirosław Bobrzyński, vice-president of the Euro-Centrum’s Science and Technology Park, said in July this year – „The aim of our investment is to develop the technical infrastructure of the park and to create the first laboratories for the development of energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy sources in the Silesia region. A key element of our project is to create the necessary conditions for the location and development of high technology companies which can benefit from the potential of the business and scientific environments that meet here”.
To make the building more efficient in terms of energy consumption, heat pomps, above-average heat insulation, solar collectors and cells were implemented. The passive facility will be energy independent having its own current generator and two alternative power supplies. The building, located at 103 Ligocka St., is also designed as the new seat of the Science and Technology Park of Euro-Centrum.