Business Link, part of the Skanska group, is increasing its space in the High5ive office building. On the additional area of over 800 sqm., companies will be able to lease innovative and sustainable flex office spaces. This is a response to the growing interest in flexible workspace management – a valued solution in the office market.
According to the latest edition of surveys commissioned by Skanska, almost 60% of Polish employees prefer to work in an office every day or at least 3-4 times a week. It proves that office spaces – both traditional as well as flexible – still play an important role in many organizations. In addition, the spaces address the needs of both employees who show considerable interest in hybrid work and corporate employers who are less inclined to commit to large, long-term lease agreements while seeking financial stability in these unstable times marked by the pandemic.
– In our Flexible Workplace Vademecum report in April, we emphasized that the coronavirus pandemic had accelerated certain processes that would have normally taken much more time. One of them is very rapid rise in popularity of flexible office space management – says Ewelina Kałużna, Head of Strategic Workplace Solution Advisory at Skanska in CEE and Managing Director at Business Link. – Consequently, in the case of Skanska buildings we focus on development. This will allow us to best benefit from the synergy between traditional and flex offices. Together, we strive to ensure that our locations relate to our values and goals – creation of the offices of the future in the spirit of our Care for Life concept.
Flexible workplace management incorporates the greatest advantages of traditional and remote working spaces. For nearly 5 years now, Skanska, together with Business Link, has been offering the models tailored to their corporate clients’ business situation and stage of development, which combine traditional and serviced office space. The clients can choose between four models: core&flex, satellites (hub&spoke), growth and swing.
All current Business Link’s office space in the High5five building in Kraków has been leased, while the interest of existing and potential companies in flexible space is constantly growing. As a result, the decision has been made to lease additional space on the ground floor of Building 3. Office spaces, shared areas and conference rooms have been planned on over 800 sqm – this area has been arranged in line with the rules of well-being.
– We are delighted that our customers will have very good access to numerous services available at our building complex, including a planned area of cultivated greenery – says Tomasz Pater, Head of the team responsible for expansion and new locations at Business Link in Poland. – The new location in the same office complex responds to the needs of the local market and follows the success we have achieved here – the largest contract in the flex market in 2021 with BP.
Space for business development in Kraków
High5ive is an office investment of Skanska – it is already well-known to the residents of Kraków. It is located in the city center – right next to the Main Railway Station and Krakowska Gallery, and in the vicinity of universities.
As the building has been developed for a variety of purposes, it offers sustainable flex office space, which provides solutions with the highest safety standards. This is reflected through, for instance, the WELL Health-Safety Rating seal, which verifies and measures the quality of office space in the context of safety and well-being of its users. Moreover, eco-friendly solutions (such as anti-smog pavements) have been used for the investment. Its aim is to lower the smog level in the neighborhood by reducing emission of harmful compounds from car fumes by an average of 30%. The tenants and all residents of Kraków can enjoy green spaces and infrastructure for basketball players. Thanks to such a design of office spaces, High5ive has become one of the most attractive business locations in Kraków – its interiors draw the attention of international tenants.