Skanska has commenced the third building of its Krakow-based High5ive office project. During the construction works, the company will also develop an underground garage for the fourth building. High5ive, developed in the very heart of the city, will ultimately consist of five buildings and deliver 70,000 sqm of office space. The whole project will contribute to an interestingly managed and thought-out urban area in Krakow.
The third building, whose construction works have just started, will consist of nine floors above ground and provide its tenants with approximately 12,000 sqm of office space. It will be delivered to market in Q1 2020.
However, the area around the High5ive office project will have greenery planted in 2018 - upon completion of the first phase of the investment. There will be several dozen species of trees, shrubs, grass and perennials planted in the area. Ultimately, there will be a green island with zones designated for rest and co-working developed close to Rondo Mogilskie roundabout. Furthermore, a small stage will be located nearby as well.
Cycling enthusiasts can “give a high five” to the investment as well because the building will include cycling infrastructure and amenities. With a focus on cyclists, building D - which will be developed during the first phase - will offer a Bike5ive bicycle centre with bicycle racks for up to 200 bicycles and shower cubicles for cyclists. Furthermore, the entire complex will also include water containers for both people and animals as well as street furniture and amenities such as smartphone chargers.
- We want to revive this part of the city through our office project. We have an idea on how to adjust and combine the existing functions and frontage so as to provide both the residents of Krakow and companies operating in the area with a modern space in which to work as well as an interesting, people-friendly urban space - comments Mariusz Krzak, Regional Director at Skanska Property Poland. So we invited students to co-operate with us. They staged an art exhibition that showed how we can revive even a challenging area such as this which is located in the centre of the city. Soon, thanks to co-operation with a number of partners, the wall of Galeria Krakowska will be covered with a mural inspired by the works of Stanisław Lem. This shows that this part of Krakow can take a turn for the better thanks to our investment - adds Mariusz Krzak.
High5ive will ultimately provide 70,000 sqm of modern office space. The first phase of the investment will be delivered to market at the beginning of 2018. Tenants will have concierge services at their disposal. It will allow them to take care of simple private affairs, such as picking up tickets for the theatre or clothes from the laundry room without the need to leave the office. The complex is developed in accordance with the highest standards of sustainable building. Apart from being LEED Gold certified, it will also apply for an “Building without Barriers” certificate. This means that the project will be adjusted to the needs of persons with disabilities, parents with small children, seniors and people who do not speak Polish.
High5ive: key facts and numbers
- Total leasable space within the complex: 70,000 sqm;
- Leasable space developed in phase I (buildings D and E): approx. 23,000 sqm GLA.
- Leasable space developed in phase II (buildings A and B): approx. 37,000 sqm GLA.
- Building A: 9 floors above ground, building B: 6
- Phase I of the complex will provide 162 parking places;
- The entire second phase of the complex (buildings A and B) will provide approximately 400 parking places’
- Parking for buildings A and B - 2 levels
- Scheduled completion date of phase I of the complex (buildings D and E) - Q2 2018;
- Scheduled completion of building A - Q1 2020
- The project will be recognized with an LEED Gold certificate along with accessibility recognition “Building without Barriers”;
- The general contractor for the building is Skanska S.A.;
- The architectural project was designed by NS Moon Studio