A yesterday’s conference in the angelo Hotel Katowice was attended by representatives of the major companies which already decided to invest in the City. Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director of Ghelamco Central & Eastern Europe, was among the participants. He also guided quests through the interiors of Katowice Business Point, which had a chance to admire the top floor’s view.
Below is what he disclosed about the development during his presentation.
“Ghelamco had started with Katowice Business Point when a cost of construction works dropped by approximately 30 percent. Now, we can say we are greatly satisfied with the decision we have made in the past and we are thinking about expansion of our activity in the City. With reference to KBP, we plan to finish a commercialization process until the end of the year. For the present, the biggest occupant of Katowice Business Point is PricewaterhouseCoopers which took the second and third floor for its regional office and a Shared Service Center. The company leased about 2 200 sq. m. but the agreement is under renegotiation as PwC will probably enlarge the space by 30%” – says Jeroen van der Toolen. “Moreover, the left corner of the ground floor is already leased to Infiniti for its car show-room. The Infiniti’s unit will cover about 700 sq. m., the right corner will be occupied by HSBC Bank Polska” – he said.
Infiniti is the luxury car division of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. The company began sales in European markets in late 2008. Today, the Infiniti global network includes more than 230 dealers in 15 countries. In Poland, the company has one show-room in Warsaw. Katowice was chosen as the second country location.
HSBC was established in 1865 as the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Since 1990 HSBC has been present in Poland as an investment services company: HSBC Investment Services (Poland) Sp. z o.o. In 2004 the bank officially changed its name to HSBC Bank Polska S.A.
“In a few weeks we plan to arrange some greenery in front of the building. The office interiors are in a raw state right now. All particular floors will be suit to tenants needs, so fit-out works run only when a space is leased” – he added.
See the building, its interiors and the view from the top, ten floor (use a “full screen” option in your browser for more comfortable view):