The Polish office of Societe Generale and SG Equipment Leasing Polska, companies belonging to Societe Generale, the French financial group, will move in early 2024 to an office building in the Studio complex developed by Skanska. Both companies were supported by experts from the CBRE in the process of negotiating and selecting the new office.
The Polish office of Societe Generale and SG Equipment Leasing Polska will move to building B, which is part of the Studio office complex at Prosta Street in Warsaw. The new tenants will benefit both from sustainable and futureproof office space, as well as from the brilliant range of cafes, restaurants and eateries (plus entertainment options) provided by Fabryka Norblina located just next to Studio. The office building will be completed in August 2023.
– We are delighted that in over a dozen months the employees of our two companies will be moving to a new office building in the vibrant financial centre of Warsaw. I am convinced that thanks to the move and the modern office space, the comfort and safety of our employees' work will be significantly improved. This, in turn, will ensure a more efficient organisation of work, positively influencing the cooperation and integration of our teams – says Philippe Caulier, Director of Administration and Operations at Societe Generale in Poland.
– In the post-pandemic era, the office is not only a building to work in, but also a place to meet, generate creative ideas, and build teams. It is a space that suits different working styles. Add to this a green outdoor space, eye-catching architecture and sustainable solutions – and you get the perfect place for business development. We would like to thank our tenant for the trust they have placed in us – says Paulina Strutyńska, Leasing Manager at Skanska`s commercial development business unit in CEE.
Societe Generale in Poland
The Polish office of Societe Generale is one of the longest-established foreign banks on the local market. It began its activities in the corporate and investment banking segment in 1992, quickly becoming a leading partner for Polish and foreign businesses, financial institutions, and the public sector. SG Equipment Leasing Polska (SGEF Polska) is one of the largest leasing providers in Poland. Its activities focus on financing machinery and equipment in four sectors: agriculture, transport, industry, and advanced technologies (IT, healthcare, and green energy).
The Studio building is located between two underground stations: Rondo Daszyńskiego and Rondo ONZ.
– The area around Daszyńskiego Roundabout is the new office heart of Warsaw. This area attracts an increasing number of companies interested in conducting their business in this perfectly communicated and dynamically developing part of the city. On the one hand, our client wanted the employees to have easy access to the new office and, on the other hand, to work in a building that complies with the highest sustainable standards – says Michał Tyszkiewicz, Deputy Director in the Office Space Department at CBRE, a consulting company which supported the tenant in the process of negotiations and selection of the new office.
SQ Metre, a company founded by Jakub Tomczyk, is responsible for project management and technical consultancy for Societe Generale Branch in Poland and SG Equipment Leasing Polska.
The design of the tenant's Warsaw office was delegated to the architectural studio –
The Design Group.
– The interiors will be timeless, classic, but also in a homely atmosphere. We rely on subdued colours, wood, and green vegetation. Our designs are sustainable, made of natural materials as well as from restored or reused elements. We place particular emphasis on the best possible acoustics – comments Konrad Krusiewicz, architect and CEO of The Design Group.
The Studio will apply for some certifications: LEED Core & Shell at Platinum level, WELL Core & Shell at Gold level, WELL Health-Safety Rating, and Building without barriers. The latter is awarded by the Integration Foundation, and Skanska has been its working partner since 2016.