Skanska Property Poland has launched its second office investment in Malopolska region's capital. Axis office building, located a few minutes from the center of Krakow, will offer its tenants ca. 20,000 sqm of modern office space. The project’s completion is scheduled for Q4 of 2016.
The new building will have 9 floors and three underground levels with car park and technical rooms. Bordering a local green area, the complex will be built in accordance with Workplaces by Skanska philosophy, which focuses on creating open and friendly working places. The amenities located on the ground floor, as well an unique footpath leading across the building will be of use to both employees of future tenants’ companies and local residents.
Axis will stand near Przy Rondzie Street in the vicinity of Mogilskie Roundabout, one of the most important transport hubs in Krakow. Numerous tram and bus lines in the area guarantee quick and easy access to Krakow Railway Station and the Old Town. Furthermore, Krakow's second ringroad is directly accessible from the roundabout.
“For us, Krakow is a natural place to run a business. We recognized its potential when we were developing our first investment here – the Kapelanka 42 office complex, which quickly found both tenants and its first purchaser. Axis answers the investors’ growing demand for high-class office space in the city so that they are able to develop new workplaces,” comments Mariusz Krzak, Regional Director at Skanska Property Poland.
Axis will be another green building built by Skanska. This means that the project will be innovative, have a reduced impact on the environment, and offer highly comfortable working conditions in offices as well as reduced maintenance costs. Furthermore, undergoing the international LEED Gold certification, will further underpin the project's green credentials. When compared to local standards, the building will consume 25% less energy and 40% less water. During its construction, 94% of the waste generated by the project will be recycled, and a majority of building materials will come from regional sources. The project will also be equipped with bike parking spaces with locker and shower rooms as well as charging stations for electric cars.
Axis is Skanska Property Poland’s second Krakow-based project. The commencement of its construction works coincided with the official opening of the company’s first investment – Kapelanka 42 located in the Podgórze district. Its first phase, almost entirely leased mainly by companies from the business services sector, was purchased by Polish fund REINO Dywidenda FIZ at the beginning of November.
Axis was designed by Artur Jasiński and Wspólnicy Biuro Architektoniczne Sp. z o.o. Its general contractor is Skanska S.A., while Skanska Property Poland is responsible for its commercialization.