The official opening of Kapelanka 42 – Skanska Property Poland’s first office project in Krakow took place on 20th of November. This modern complex, comprising of two office buildings and developed with the environment in mind, is already almost entirely leased. Furthermore, one of the complex's buildings has been sold to the Polish fund, REINO Dywidenda FIZ.
Kapelanka 42, whose buildings were commissioned for use in Q2 and Q3 of 2014 and provide over 30,000 sqm of A class office space, was developed in less than 2 years. It is almost entirely leased, predominantly to companies providing business services. A significant part of the lease agreements was signed long before the complex’s scheduled completion. Currently, Kapelanka 42’s tenants include SAB Miller, Apriso (part of Dassault Systèmes), Sygnity, Tesco as well as a service center for one of the world's leading financial institutions, Skanska’s local units and Olimp restaurant. One of the complex’s buildings was purchased by REINO Dywidenda FIZ Polish fund, managed by REINO Partners, at the beginning of November 2014.
"Kapelanka 42 is our contribution to the development of the regional capital of Malopolska. We are glad to observe its dynamic growth over the last few years. Currently, Krakow is one of the world's most attractive locations for investors from the service and IT sector. We provide modern office space for companies in places that are the best bridgeheads for their further growth. We want our buildings to blend in perfectly with their urban surroundings and be developed with people in mind as well as provide friendly, new working places. The success of the commercialization of Kapelanka 42 encourages us to plan and develop another investments in the city,” commented Katarzyna Zawodna, president of Skanska Property Poland.
Elegant in their simplicity, the buildings of Kapelanka 42 were designed with a truly Scandinavian approach towards architecture. Their exterior aesthetics go hand-in-hand with their functional space. Due to the possibility of free space arrangement, the office area enables long-term development in one location. Furthermore, Kapelanka 42, as with all projects by Skanska, is distinguished by the application of a wide range of green solutions. This means that the building not only offers cost savings for tenants and comfort for employees but also has a reduced impact on the environment. All these features will culminate in the building receiving the international LEED Gold certificate.
The building was designed by the Silesian architectural studio medusa group. The general contractor was Skanska S.A.