LINGARO SIGNS LEASE AT GRAFFIT OFFICE BUILDING
Lingaro is a trusted global technology partner to industry leaders listed at Fortune 500 index. The company provides comprehensive solutions for Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Big Data and Internet of Things.
‘Our company is growing very rapidly, hence the need to find a larger and more representative office has arisen – the one that will not only accommodate over 350 employees, but will also give us the prospect of further growth. The search for a suitable venue lasted for a long time. The Graffit building met all of our expectations both in terms of location and modern design. What also was important is that the new office space would allow all Lingaro employees to work in the office space located on the same floor. As one of the most important values in our company is co-operation, this office interior will foster greater integration between people and provide us with space for common group projects. We really appreciate the fact that our new headquarters will be located outside the area of the high traffic, with close proximity to the diverse range of public transportation. Everyone in company is very excited about the relocation, and we already have formed a dedicated team that works on developing the ideas for office design.’ – commented Anna Bowtruczuk, Employee Experience Manager at Lingaro.
Lingaro was represented by CBRE Consulting in the negotiation process.
Hines with a building permit for the Graffit office building
Hines has announced that it had obtained the final construction permit for Graffit, an A-class office building. The building will be constructed at Domaniewska 28 in the Warsaw district of Mokotów, within a walking distance from the Wilanowska underground station, in the vicinity of two major transport arteries: the Wołoska Street and the Niepodległości Avenue.
The architectural design of Graffit has been created by the Polish branch of the London-based studio Rolfe Judd. The building will provide its tenants with 18,500 sqm of A-class space on seven floors, including approx. 1,900 sqm of retail space. A distinguishing feature of the property is the large surface area of a typical floor, at a staggering 2,800 sqm. The design includes a three-storey underground car park for 360 cars, as well as full cyclist infrastructure, featuring parking spaces, changing rooms and showers.
“We are glad to have obtained the building permit. We are convinced that thanks to its highest quality, well-thought-out architecture and particularly convenient location, Graffit will attract great interest from companies looking for office space in the Mokotów district,” says Marcin Ratajski, Project Manager at Hines.
The further schedule for construction works will depend on the progress in leasing space in the building. Currently, the investor is organising a tender to choose the general contractor for the property. The completion of the construction works is scheduled for the second half of 2017.
In spite of the unfavourable weather conditions in February and January, there has been no delay in construction works. The soil has been completely removed from the construction pit. With the surface area of the concrete-covered floor on level -3 gradually increasing, the ceiling above levels -2 and -3 has been partly finished.
Graffit has been leased in over 25%
The international real estate company Hines has found a tenant for the Graffit office building and concluded a lease contract for 4,800 sqm of office space. This means that the property, which is being constructed near the Wilanowska underground station, has been leased in over 25%. The tenant has requested Hines not to provide detailed information about the transaction.
“The construction of Graffit has started in September, so we are delighted to have secured such a large lease contract in an early stage of development. Other advanced talks confirm that the quality and location of our property is highly valued among tenants,” says Marcin Ratajski, Project Manager at Hines.
The building, which is under construction at Domaniewska 28, will provide its tenants with 18,550 sqm of A-class space on seven floors. The construction of the office building is progressing as scheduled: as of today, the diaphragm walls have already been erected, and earthwork for a three-storey underground car park for 360 cars is underway. The property is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2018.
The general contractor is WARBUD S.A. The construction and investment loan for the development of Graffit was granted by mBank S.A.
Hines begins the construction of the Graffit office building.
Hines has announced the start of the construction work on Graffit, which will be developed in the Warsaw district of Mokotów. The general contractor is WARBUD S.A. “Hines has been choosing the best solutions and trusted partners at every stage of the Graffit project,” says Marcin Ratajski, Project Manager, Hines. “The enormous potential and competitiveness of the Warsaw office property market motivates us to pursue the highest quality and meet the expectations of the most demanding tenants,” he adds.
The final building permit for Graffit was issued in October 2015. Construction will start in mid-September this year, while the handover is scheduled for the first half of 2018. “The trust placed by Hines in our company is a testament to our expertise and professionalism. We are convinced that our cooperation will be very smooth, and that Graffit will become a key asset on the office map of Poland, as well as in our company’s portfolio,” says Wojciech Gerber, Member of Management Board, WARBUD S.A.