The City of Katowice became a beneficiary of an Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (EVUE) programme which focuses on the development of integrated, sustainable strategies and dynamic leadership techniques for cities to promote the use of electric vehicles. EVUE is an URBACT Thematic Network of ten cities, led by Westminster City Council in London.
July is the time to summary the first half of the year. katowicethecity.com interviewed Aleksandra Malanowicz, Head of King Sturge* office in Katowice, to find out her opinion about the office market in Katowice. She also spoke about the future and image of the City.
Can you describe the office market situation in Katowice in the last few months?
The economic downturn hit the office market in the City hard last year.
Neinver Polska has signed new lease agreements with following companies for retail space in Galeria Katowicka. Among new tenants of the shopping gallery which will be raised as part of the redevelopment of Railway Station and Szewczyka Sq. are Super-Pharm, Stokrotka, Duka, Play, Bijou Brigitte, Parfois, Gatta, Kazar, Sephora, Orange, Calzedonia, Intimissimi and Ecco.
A project of Modernism Route including the best examples of modernist architecture worth seeing in Katowice will be co-financed by the European Union. A total amount of the e-promotion project is estimated at PLN 0,9 million. The Route will embrace 16 buildings in the downtown of the City. Thanks to the grant, electronic information stands will be bought and located near the enlisted buildings.
After a contract agreement with Nordea Bank signed a few months ago a following company decided to locate its offices in Francuska Office Center (FOC). Globe Trade Center, developer of the office complex, leased the space to the Philips company. “The unit of Philips will cover about 300 sq. meters. In addition I can say that prospective lease agreements are under negotiation at present and I think we will be able to disclose the new companies names in a few weeks.