Skanska has attained an occupancy permit for the third building of the Silesia Business Park. The office complex, commonly referred to as “Tiramisu”, is one of the biggest office parks in Katowice. In just two years, the scheme has already developed a business community of over 3 100 employees.
Silesia Business Park office complex, which will ultimately consist of four office towers (12 000 sq. meters each), already has lease agreements signed for over 23 000 sq. meters of space. Three steamlined buildings are located at 148-152 Chorzowska St.
Developed on the area of the former Baildon Steelworks, these buildings have quickly become one of the symbols of the city’s transformation into a location for modern business as well as consulting and IT services. Today, this is a place of activities that are not only professional but social as well. Employees can take part in free culinary workshops focusing on healthy food organized by Skanska together with BioBazar. The offer also includes workshops with biotechnologist Katarzyna Antonik-Heller, author of the blog “Greenery on a plate”, as well as Christmas-themed vegan live-cooking meetings.
“We have delivered to tenants three towers of Silesia Business Park in the last two years. According to our business plan, every next stage was to start with the progress of the commercialization of the previous building. Today, there are over 3 100 employees from different companies and industries working in the complex. This was a place where there was literally nothing, but we were able to breathe life back into a space where global international brands conduct their operations while their employees are willing to creatively spend their leisure time after work” – comments Mariusz Krzak, regional director at Skanska Property Poland.
In November, during Green Education Week, employees working at Silesia Business Park could participate in a game dedicated to green solutions implemented in the building. In September, as part of the topic of a healthy lifestyle, Skanska developed an outside gym available for tenants in the buildings’ vicinity.
“Our employees are willingly to participate in additional educational events as well as engaging in initiatives in which they can help others. In June 2016, together with a Regional Blood Donation and Hemotherapy Center, we organized a blood donation campaign in Silesia Business Park. We also invited the team from PwC to take part in the event. This is just one of the examples which indicates that together is better” – explains Karolina Długosz, CSR manager at Capgemini Poland.