Benefit Systems S.A. – another Warsaw Spire tenant
Ghelamco Poland has acquired another significant tenant in the Warsaw Spire office complex. Benefit Systems S.A. leased space in building C, where it intends to move in at the turn of 2015. Benefit Systems became the third tenant and a neighbor to EU Frontex and BNP Securities Services in building B.
Competition „Fell in love with Warsaw”
Fundacja Sztuka w Mieście, established by Ghelamco, organized a photographic competition called ”Fell in love with Warsaw”. To participate in this competition, the question “What do I love Warsaw for?” should have been answered and registered on a photo. Photos can contain themes like parks, squares, buildings, streets and architecture but necessarily with a heart interwoven into the composition. 3 authors of the best photos will have a chance to win an exceptional photo session on 35th floor of Warsaw Spire with the neon sign “KOCHAM WARSZAWĘ” as a background. The results will be announced on February 12th and the photo session “over Warsaw” will take place on Valentine’s Day.
Neon sign „KOCHAM WARSZAWĘ” on Warsaw Spire
On December 8, 2014, on the initiative of Fundacja Sztuka w Mieście, founded by Ghelamco, a neon sign with “Kocham Warszawę” („I love Warsaw”) appeared on 35th floor of Warsaw Spire. The words “KOCHAM” and “WARSZAWĘ” are more than 3 meters high. The heart of the sign, beating in different colours, is slightly higher and is 4,5m high. The steel construction weighs 3.5 tonnes, and 9000 LED diodes were used to illuminate the inscription. A total length of 350 meters of aluminum profiles were used to produce the letters.
New tenant in Warsaw Spire
Warsaw Spire acquired a new tenant – BNP Paribas Securities Service which will occupy 4 000 sqm in building B. The tenant will move to the new headquarters in the second half of 2015 and will become UE Frontex’s neighbour who is being the tenant since January 2015. With the signing of an agreement with BNP building B, offering a total of 20 000 sqm, reached more than 90% of occupancy.
Warsaw Spire goes up
In Warsaw Spire’s building B, where the works are most advanced, the scaffoldings are being taken down and soon the building’s elevation will be completed. As soon as September this year, Frontex will move into the building. The other side building has already 14 out of 15 stories of reinforced concrete, and the 220-meter tower building has reached the 8th floor level. Over 500 workers and 5 cranes work on the construction site simultaneously.
BREEAM Excellent for Warsaw Spire granted during MIPIM fair in Cannes
Today, during MIPIM real estate fair in Cannes, the representatives of BRE presented Jeroen van der Toolen, Ghelamco’s Managing Director CEE, with the BREEAM Excellent certificate for Warsaw Spire project. The investment is the eighth BREEAM certified property in Ghelamco’s portfolio.
Warsaw Spire is the flagship example of sustainable building, the strategy promoted by Ghelamco for years. The investment will not only provide the utmost comfort for the tenants but will also effortlessly merge with the city fibre. Moreover, Warsaw Spire will be extremely environmentally friendly, thanks
to the application of numerous innovative solutions.
A cornerstone has been laid for the construction of the Warsaw Spire office building
On the 18th of November the ceremony of signing the foundation act and laying the cornerstone for the tower building of the Warsaw Spire complex took place. The document was signed, among others, by Mr Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, Minister of the Economy, Mr Raoul Delcorde, Belgian Ambassador to Poland, Mr Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director of Frontex agency, Mr Paul Gheysens, President of Ghelamco Group, Mr Jeroen van der Toolen, Ghelamco’s Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the event’s special guest, Mr Kris Peeters, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders.
The cornerstone ceremony was a symbolic opening of a new chapter in the Warsaw Spire construction process – the start of the erection of the aboveground levels of the 220-metre tower building, which will reach its maximum height by the end of 2014.