Skanska, one of the biggest real estate developers and construction companies in the world, announces the opening of the first building in Green Court Bucharest. 19 months of work and 46 million Euros were invested for this part of the project.
This phase of the first Skanska investment in Romania includes an office building with a total rentable area of 19.500 square meters in 12 floors above-ground, as well as the underground parking for the first two buildings of the complex. Building A is at the moment 90% leased with Orange Romania and Schneider Electric Romania, to be completely settled in by spring 2015.
“Green Court Bucharest is our first project on the Romanian market and we are very proud of the way it has grown during the past months. I would like to thank our tenants: Schneider Electric Romania, Orange Romania for their trust and appreciation and I am sure that among the reasons for choosing our projects was our common care for the people that will spend a substantial part of their day here. More than incorporating the best technologies available, Green Court Bucharest stands out through its green, warm, adaptable interior spaces that contribute to happy and healthy employees and offer a positive climate for teamwork, creativity and productivity”, says Marcin Łapiński, President Skanska Property Romania.
“We have put a great amount of work into Green Court Bucharest and I am very happy that everything went according to our plan and we are able to deliver the building on schedule, keeping the promises we made in 2013. This success is the result of the commitment and dedication of our energetic team of young ambitious professionals. It is a great example of a successful project and we are confident it will fulfil all our tenants’ wishes, starting with efficient, productive workspaces and ending with a very good price-quality ratio”, adds Richard Burleigh, President Skanska Construction Romania.
Along with the official opening of Building A in Green Court Bucharest, Skanska also launches in Romania its original Workplaces concept.
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.
Green Court Bucharest is developed using ecologic technologies and sustainable solutions such as an energy efficient façade which reduces solar heat gains, enhanced fresh air flow rate for a healthier working environment, energy efficient lighting systems equipped with motion and intensity sensors as well as charging stations for electrical cars. The project will be LEED Gold certified and will provide the highest levels of comfort for its tenants, one of the most efficient and flexible workspaces in Bucharest and excellent quality standards.
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 properties and residential projects as well as public-private partnerships. Based on the Group’s global environmental know-how, Skanska aims to be a leader in the development and construction of green projects. The Group currently has 57,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Skanska’s revenue in 2013 totalled SEK 136 billion (EUR 15.8 billion).
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