Wave, the Skanska’s office building located in Gdańsk Oliwa gets a new prestigious tenant. In January, Accenture consulting company is opening a new office for about 100 employees. At their disposal, they will have over 1,000 sqm of floor area equipped with environment-friendly and innovative solutions that were subject to additional LEED Interior Design certification. CBRE experts participated in the leasing process.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. The company has 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, and currently works with more than 90 Fortune Global 100 companies. In 2021, for the 19th consecutive year, the company was included in the "World's Most Admired Companies" list compiled by Fortune magazine. Now Gdańsk joins the list of locations where the company is present. Accenture is going to open its office on the eighth floor of the Wave office building developed by Skanska. It will be used by around 100 employees.
– This is our third cooperation in the Polish market and the fourth in this part of Europe. Perhaps, there is no better proof of a tenant's trust confirming that the office buildings we develop meet the expectations of the most demanding partners – says Kornelia Łukaszewska-Ciesielska, Leasing Manager at Skanska’s commercial development business unit. – What attracts business to the Tri-City is a broad talent base, a great location and good connections to the other parts of the country. To all this, we add top-quality space for further business development – concludes Kornelia Łukaszewska-Ciesielska.
– We are very pleased to welcome Accenture to the Tri-City Business Services Sector. Both the excellent brand and the development potential of the new service center of this global leader open up very interesting career opportunities for employees from the Tri-City. Moreover, our investment attractiveness is confirmed again which results in enforcing Pomerania’s reputation as a perfect base for this economical sector. We will certainly make every effort to ensure that Tri-City welcomes the new investor warmly and they take full advantage of the opportunities that come from having an operations center here – promises Marcin Grzegory, Deputy Director, Invest in Pomerania.
Comfort, health, and convenience
Wave offers its tenants nearly 25,000 sqm of innovative, sustainable and fully secure office area. The office building, as the first in the Tri-city, has been awarded the prestigious WELL Core&Shell certification at the Gold level. This standard verifies over 100 building parameters. It puts special emphasis on people's mental and physical health and their behavior. It also takes into account design or issues related to the use of the office building itself. Among the issues analyzed is access to fresh, clean air, good quality water, proper interior lighting, temperature and acoustics.
– It was of utmost importance to our client that the new office space is a welcoming place where Accenture employees can feel comfortable and efficiently fulfill their professional aspirations. Wave is the perfect place for this. The building offers many amenities for its users and provides the highest environmental standards. It's a perfect combination – says Anna Tuszyńska, Deputy Director in the Office Space Department at CBRE in the Tri-City.
The building also got a LEED Core&Shell certification and a WELL Health-Safety Rating. Earning the latter guarantees that office space in Wave is fully safe for tenants.
Less impact on the environment
In line with its philosophy and assumed climate goals, Skanska uses solutions to minimize the environmental impact of its developments. Wave is an example of this approach. The office building uses only energy produced from renewable sources and consumes 30% less electricity. Thanks to special fixtures, with responsible management and conscious use of the building by tenants, more than 40% of water can be saved. Almost ¼ of the materials with which Wave was made contained recycled elements. The wood used for construction has FSC certification, which sets the standard for responsible forest management.
As part of the project, a sidewalk made of special concrete that reduces the amount of harmful substances in the air was laid on the side of Aleja Grunwaldzka. There is also a shared mobility center, City Hub, which supports alternative modes of transportation and complements the extensive public transportation network near the office building.
Skanska’s office development business unit in Poland
Skanska’s office development business unit in Poland is an innovative developer of green, futureproof office buildings. The company builds open, lively spaces where employees feel good. Skanska's office projects are certified in the LEED, WELL Core & Shell and WELL Health-Safety Rating systems. The latter awards buildings that empower owners and operators to take the necessary steps in order to prioritize the health and safety of their tenants, visitors and other stakeholders. In addition, Skanska's new investments hold the "Building without Barriers" certificate, which proves that the buildings support various needs of their users – including those of individuals with disabilities or of parents with young children. Skanska has been operating the office development business in Poland since 1997 with presence on seven markets across the country: in Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań, Łódź, Kraków, Katowice and the Tri-City.
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