Energy sector company leased 10 000 sq. meters

Energy sector company has leased 10 000 sq. meters of office space in Katowice Business Point (KBP). Name of the tenant is confidential, however it is known that the only energy sector company based in the building is Tauron.

The company has been present in KBP since 2011 when Tauron Polska Energia had leased 5 700 sq. meters of offices. Tauron Polska Energia is the mother company in Tauron Group – one of the largest business entities in Poland, with approximately PLN 20 billion equity and approximately 25 thousand employees. Main sectors of the group activities include hard coal mining, generation, distribution and supply of electricity and heat.

Tauron is the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in Poland. It is also the second largest electricity generator in the country and the largest supplier of heat in Upper Silesia. The holding controls approximately 20% of Polish hard coal resources. This autumn, Tauron Group was ranked 24th position on the list of 500 biggest companies of Central and Eastern Europe prepared by the “Rzeczpospolita” daily and Deloitte.

Apart from Tauron Polska Energia, the second subsidiary of Tauron Group – Tauron Obsługa Klienta dealing with customer service – occupies the office space in Katowice Business Point. The deal of 10 000 sq. meters was one of the largest lease transaction secured on the office market in Poland in the third quarter of 2015.

At present, the full list of Katowice Business Point’s tenants includes: Alior Bank, Centrum Kreowania Liderów, ESAB, Gothaer Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń, Grupa Żywiec, Netia, NorthgateArinso, Orange, Polskie Towarzystwo Wspierania Przedsiębiorczości, PwC Service Delivery Center, PTWP-Online, PwC, SG Equipment Leasing, Sileman, Tauron Obsługa Klienta and Tauron Polska Energia. The building is almost 100% leased.

Katowice Business Point is an 11-storey, A-class facility offering 17 000 sq. meters of office space, delivered in April 2010. It is now owned by Starwood Capital Group and managed by Cushman & Wakefield. The building is located at 3 Ściegiennego St.