Australian Altium chooses Katowice and Silesia Business Park

Altium, an Australian owned international IT company, will launch its first office in Poland. The company selected Katowice and Silesia Business Park office complex for its Poland-based operations. Altium has leased nearly 770 sq. meters of office space in the complex being developed by Skanska Property Poland.

© Skanska Property Poland; Silesia Business Park
© Skanska Property Poland; Silesia Business Park

Altium is a global leader in the area of electronic design software for engineers. With branches in Karlsruhe (Germany), Amersfoort (the Netherlands) and Kiev (Ukraine), the establishment of the company’s operations in Poland further increases Altium’s presence in Europe. The new tenant will move into building B of Silesia Business Park in October 2016. Office of Capgemini and two units from Orbico Group are also located in the same building.

“Silesia Business Park is becoming a place where numerous international players have placed their trust in Katowice by leasing space in the city. A number of international companies from the IT industry, a consulting firm and a well-known distributor from the FCMG branch will be located in one complex. The selection of Poland and Katowice by Altium illustrates the city’s increasing importance in the IT sector. We are sure that the specialists employed by our new tenant will find working in our investment a very comfortable experience – says Tomasz Zydorek, leasing negotiator at Skanska Property Poland.

Silesia Business Park complex, because of its façade of black, gold and brown stripes, is called the “tiramisu” by the city’s residents. Three office buildings – out of the four planned – are located in close proximity to the city center at 150-152 Chorzowska St. The reduction in the number of pillars used in the buildings’ construction allows for the office space to enjoy increased natural daylight as well as flexibility in office arrangement. The building’s efficient air conditioning is also an important factor, allowing tenants to ramp up operations without it having a detrimental effect on employee comfort. All of these factors are important in today’s fierce competition for specialists who are increasingly looking for innovative, flexible and comfortable working conditions.

After the Altium move, building B of Silesia Business Park will be 82% commercialized. Construction works on building C are well underway, with their finish scheduled for Q4 2016.