Building B is the second to be built of three eleven-storey office blocks that will eventually comprise the Podium Park development in Kraków. Globalworth’s latest purchase adds 18,800 sqm of modern office space to the market and also has 265 parking spaces. The purchase of Podium Park by Globalworth took place in December 2019 in a transaction worth a total of around EUR 134 mln. The first stage of the development project was handed over for use in 2018. Eventually, the entire complex is to include 55,000 sqm of leasable space.
The project has raised a lot of interest among potential tenants, particularly among IT and fintech companies, and this has resulted in it being commercialised to a high level.
In line with Globalworth’s motto of “A place to grow”, TechnipFMC, which has hitherto been a tenant of Quattro Business Park – another Kraków building in the Globalworth portfolio, has decided to increase its office area and relocate to Podium B. Taken together with Ailleron, the second tenant in the building, a total of 80% of the space has been occupied with both companies having already begun their operations from the building. UK-based Revolut, a leading company in the fintech industry will also have its offices (over 5,300 sqm) in Podium Park.
“Podium Park B is another asset in the Globalworth portfolio that fits into our strategy of providing high-quality offices while building up tenant communities. Now we have opened the building, the total amount of office space we have on the Kraków market has grown to almost 150,000 sqm and in this way we are strengthening our position as the leading office owner and manager in Kraków,” says Łukasz Duczkowski, Head of Investments at Globalworth Poland.
Podium Park is one of the greenest office developments in Poland. It is one of the few developments in the country to have the highest possible BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ and the first building of the complex also received the highest ever assessment in the country, having been awarded a score of 96.2% during its certification.
Podium Park stands out with its excellent location at the junction of al. Jana Pawła II and ul. Izydora Stella-Sawickiego, in a rapidly developing district in the city next to the Cracow University of Technology and near several bus and tram stops.
An important part of the development is the 4,000 sqm green space filled with plants where you can relax in the fresh air. Office workers and their guests will also be able to make use of the cycling facilities and car park with 800 spaces. The building’s external facade ensures the highest thermal comfort and was designed to the standards and norms that came into force in 2021.