Official press release about Katowice Business Point

At a time when all real estate markets have slowed down and the authorities of Katowice are trying to attract investors to the city, Ghelamco is building one of the few modern office buildings that can be found in the city at Chorzowska Street. Agencies, which have been chosen by the developer for commercialization of the project, are King Sturge and DTZ.

Katowice Business Point which is located near the Silesia City Center is the first investment of Belgian developer Ghelamco in the Silesia agglomeration. Construction started in November 2008. We are satisfied that everything is going as planned. We have finished works on foundations and at the beginning of May we are starting construction of underground parking – says Jarosław Zagórski Commercial & Business Development Director of Ghelamco Poland.

Government representatives along with Ghelamco are convinced about the success of the investment. The key to the success in any real estate market is always, no matter what the situation, a good product offer. Investments which are properly located like Katowice Business Point in the city center and carefully prepared, will always have interest from the market even when the commercialization process is longer than during an economic boom comments says Jarosław Zagórski Commercial & Business Development Director of Ghelamco.

Erik Drukker from DTZ adds: DTZs team is already working on the first leasing agreements and soon they will be signed. In my opinion, a project of such an experienced developer as Ghelamco will always have good response frompotential clients. Silesia agglomeration is a dynamically developing region, with almost 3 mln inhabitants. Thanks to the strong educational base and convenient connections with other parts of the country, this region has great potential for investors and business.

For years the Katowice market did not offer any office space of particularly high standards. Katowice Business Point is one of a few buildings which can be called A class. In our opinion Ghelamco’s investment will do well on the local market. The size of the project is perfectly suitable for local tenants and the needs of the local market. Also the perfect localization is something that speaks for the project and assures prestige and perfect communication with other parts of the city – says Tomasz Strzyżewski, head of King Sturges office in Katowice.

Katowice Business Point is one of very few A class office buildings which are under construction in Katowice. The building will be distinguished by a modern, glazed façade with elements of natural stone and steel. This will allow easy daylight access to the building and positively influence the comfort of future tenants. Apart from offices, the building will include amenities for tenants such as a restaurant, kiosks, and a grocery shop which will be located on the ground floor. Underground will provide parking spaces for 200 cars. Companies, which choose Katowice Business Point, will have the best potential for easy space arrangement. Each of the 11 floors will have approx. 1615 sqm, and in total the building will offer 17 200 sqm of modern office space. First tenants are expected to move into the building at the beginning of 2010.

source: Ghelamco

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