Skanska signed a leasing contract with the French retailer Carrefour Romania, for 6,850 sqm in the second building of Green Court Bucharest. This new contract increases Building B occupancy rate to 61.2%.
The transaction was intermediated by CBRE and Carrefour’s move will take place in 2015. In addition, a Carrefour Market will be opened in the office project, in the same period.
“We have found in Carrefour Romania a company with similar values and we are happy to have such a great partner in Green Court Bucharest. I would like to say thank you to Carrefour and its team for a great cooperation and I strongly believe that their employees will enjoy the new workplace.”, says Marcin Łapiński, President Skanska Property Romania
Approximately 500 employees will be working here, in departments such as Acquisitions, Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain. Carrefour is a major tenant of Building B, together with Sanofi and Adecco who have already announced their move.
“Carrefour relocates its headquarters in the new central business district of Bucharest targeting a better proximity with its stores. The success of the transaction went as a result of a good collaboration between the teams of Skanska, Carrefour, CBRE and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, our lawyers”, says Anca Damour, Property Division and Corporate Affairs Director at Carrefour Romania.
“CBRE was involved every step of the way in this rather complex transaction, engaging many of our resources. Companies of Carrefour Romania’s calibre chose Green Court for its high technical specifications, efficient layout, great brand exposure, as well as the accent Skanska puts on overall quality.” says Razvan Iorgu, Managing Director CBRE Romania.
Green Court Bucharest is the first project developed by Skanska in Romania and is comprised of 3 office buildings, with a total rentable space of 52.000 sqm. Building B, which now accommodates Sanofi, Adecco and Carrefour, will have 18.000 sqm in 12 stories above ground, plus the three levels of underground garage, with a total of 315 parking lots. Its completion is scheduled for Q2 2015.
Green Court Bucharest is LEED Gold pre-certified and features sustainable solutions used to minimize the building’s environmental footprint and significantly reduce its operating costs. The modern technologies such as the energy efficient double skin facade and the illuminating system equipped with motion and intensity sensors will guarantee a comfortable work environment. Special parking places and facilities for bicycles, a green interior courtyard with free Wi-Fi and charging plugs for electrical cars will also be available.
Workplaces by SKANSKA
The Workplaces concept is a Skanska innovation released and implemented worldwide since 2013, which is now available in Green Court Bucharest. The concept is based on four sustainable development principles: work environment, location and placemaking, tenant profitability and green.
Work environment: Skanska’s goal is to create excellent work environments where businesses and people can thrive. A healthy and inspiring work environment stimulates creativity and collaboration, reflects the values of companies and helps attract the best employees. This is why everybody working in Green Court Bucharest will be able to enjoy an interior courtyard with numerous green spaces, networking areas and free Wi-Fi connection, suitable for breaks or creative working sessions. In addition, they will have at their disposal lockers, showers and biker facilities.
Location and placemaking: Skanska is committed to providing places that contribute to the urban environment, but also places for people to connect with customers, co-workers and communities. In Romania, Green Court Bucharest is built on Gara Herastrau Street, in the Floreasca – Barbu Vacarescu area, one of the office locations in Bucharest with the highest potential. Easy access to the city centre and airport and proximity to public transportation are some of the advantages of this location.
Tenant profitability: Modern and innovative workplaces contribute to higher productivity, less sick-leave and enhanced flexibility to meet future needs and reach higher levels of profitability. Reliability, savings and productivity are the key features of the new workplaces in Green Court Bucharest. Tenants will benefit from personalised working spaces, easily adaptable for future needs, in which their employees will be healthier and happier.
Green: The first step towards sustainability is green building and this is why Skanska uses technologies that make buildings more resource-efficient, more comfortable, healthier and better equipped, while controlling the risks of rising energy costs. Green Court Bucharest makes no exception, so the project is built following the principles of sustainable development which translate into innovative solutions for reducing the building’s impact on the environment and also for lowering the operational costs of the building.
Skanska Romania is an innovative developer of green office buildings creating friendly environment for business growth. The company has been operating in Romania since 2011 and is part of the Skanska Group, world leader in project development and construction. The projects of Skanska Romania offer top-quality office space at great locations, which ensures success and satisfaction of tenants and investors. All the investments of Skanska Romania will undergo LEED certification process confirming their compliance with the principles of sustainable development, optimal energy consumption and superior work environment.
Skanska Commercial Development Europe
SKANSKA Commercial Development Europe initiates and develops property projects in office, logistics and commercial buildings. The company’s operations are concentrated in metropolitan areas in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Poland and are conducted in four local units: Skanska Property Czech Republic, Skanska Property Hungary, Skanska Property Romania and Skanska Property Poland. More information about Skanska Commercial Development Europe can be found at www.Skanska.com/property.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential premises, and public-private partnership projects. Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the client’s first choice for green solutions. The group currently has 58,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe and the US. Skanska's sales in 2014 totaled SEK 145 billion.
With more than 10,100 stores in 34 countries, Carrefour Group is the leading retailer in Europe and the second largest worldwide.
For over fifty years, Carrefour has been a partner for the consumers’ daily life. Every day, it welcomes more than 10 million customers around the world, offering them a wide range of products and services at fair prices.
In Romania, Carrefour Group counts 173 stores out of which 27 “Carrefour” hypermarkets, 92 “Market” supermarkets, 44 “Express” proximity stores, 9 “Contact” proximity stores and an online store: www.carrefour-online.ro
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