Katowice Business Point (KBP), a new office building of Ghelamco, has obtained a valid occupancy permit. Additionally, the developer officially confirmed a new tenant – HSBC Bank which leased 600 sq. meters of office space for five years.
Katowice Business Point was projected by the Belgian architectonical office Jaspers Eyers & Partners and the project office Czora & Czora headquartered in Katowice. The facade is made of glass and elements of natural stone. The investment was built in the immediate neighbourhood of the Silesia City Center just next to the Chorzowska Street that is the main traffic route in Katowice.
Investments of Ghelamco, as one of the biggest and most important developers of office space in Poland, were mostly carried out in Warsaw: „It’s one of our first regional investments. In the last years we noticed Katowice has been developing dynamically and has great potential. These factors influenced our decision to invest in this region” – says Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director Ghelamco CEE. As he stresses the market in Katowice has also a great potential in BPO and SSC area.
This trend was also observed by big international companies. PricewaterhouseCoopers was the first tenants in Katowice Business Point. The regional office of PwC that is specialized in SSC audit services, will occupy app. 2 200 sq. meters. Moreover, last days a showroom of Infiniti was opened in the building.
As in others office buildings that have been developed by Ghelamco there were also planned i. e. uplifted floors and suspended ceilings that allow flexibility in office arrangements. The building was equipped with central AC system, air humidifiers and the central building administration system – BMS.
Under the building three floors were projected with app. 200 parking places. One part of the building was specially designed to be both office and service area. On the ground floor there will be a restaurant, press stand and a grocery store.
- Numbers of Katowice Business Point:
Time of construction: 16 months
Height: 40 meters
Number of storeys: 11
Space: 17 000 square meters
Car park: 3 levels under the ground for 200 cars and 30 places on the ground
Number of concrete used for construction: 10 675 cubic meters
Length of air flues: 13 km
Facade: 6 500 sq.m of glass and 2 200 sq.m of stone
Number of greces of building’s staircases: 579
Typical floor plate: 1 615 sq.m
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