Argon sold for ca. 92 million EUR net
The Philippine ISOC Group acquired one of the buildings of the third phase of Alchemia complex – Argon – from Torus for ca. 92 million EUR net in March last year. This is the largest transaction in the history of Torus and the entire office market in Tricity. The company managed to achieve up to 65% of total real estate turnover concerning office properties executed by Tricity developers. This result is the effect of 6 concluded sales transactions for 280 million EUR.
Alchemia: Completion of construction works
Neon, the last building of the whole Alchemia complex, was commissioned in October 2019. The building of the entire investment started in 2011 in postindustrial areas in the Gdańsk Oliwa district. Alchemia delivers nearly 112 thousand sqm off office leasable space and 10 thousand sqm of commercial and service space. The buildings are awarded LEED certification at the highest Platinum level. The complex offers well-developed recreation and sports facilities (gym, fitness club, swimming pool, sauna, climbing walls, and sports hall). There are currently a dozen or so gastronomic premises in the complex.
Neon office building of total leasable space amounting to 35 thousand sqm is currently leased in 90% (in several months from the date of commissioning). Tenants who lease space in the investment are Credit Agricole, Body&Mind Clinic, Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Oświatowe, Hapag-Lloyd, KIDS&Co, Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, and Thai Wok.
Officyna: First phase is completed
The other office investment commissioned in 2019 is a building of the 1st stage of Officyna in the Gdańsk Wrzeszcze district. It delivers 5 thousand sqm of leasable space, including 4.2 thousand sqm of office space.
New investments are commenced
Torus started building two other investments; 2nd stage of Officyna, which is to be completed at the beginning of 2021 and deliver nearly 7 300 sqm, and Format office building located next to the Gdańsk Oliwa station. This will be a four-floor office building of usable space amounting to ca. 16 thousand sqm. The commissioning is envisaged for Q2 2021.
Director of Torus, Sławomir Gajewski, talks about the company’s plans related to the building of new investments in Tricity:
Our areas are ready for construction of over 120 thousand sqm of office space within several locations in Tricity. Officyna and Format are being erected and other investments are currently in a preparatory stage. We are going to increase the scale of our business activity in the next years, entering new segments of the commercial market. We are searching for attractive places for investments outside Tricity.
Handball players “Wybrzeże Gdańsk”: A strategic sponsor
Torus is a leading deliverer of modern office space that actively participates in initiatives supporting the local community. The company became the Strategic Sponsor and exclusive titular sponsor I of the handball players “Wybrzeże Gdańsk”. The company also supports fencers from the Atena Students Sports Club, woman beach volleyball players Torus AZS UW BV Team and triathlonists (individually).
In the Alchemia office building, there is the largest public recreation and sports center in Gdańsk. Torus has been organizing triathlon competition for business for years – Torus Triathlon In Da House. The fifth edition was held in March 2019 and ca. 60 thousand PLN were collected for the Polish MS Association.
Tree-planting program in Lipusz is a successful project
Torus company initiated “To Plant" program in 2019. On 19 and 26 October, almost 1500 employees of institutions and companies in Tricity recreated 11 ha of woods on the area of Nadleśnictwo Lipusz affected by the storm in 2017. Ca. 110 thousand trees were planted and the program has become really popular among inhabitants, companies, and institutions in the neighborhood of Tricity, related to educational activities. The effect is issuing of books for the youngest "Był sobie las" ["There was a wood"] in cooperation with Adamada publishing house. The event is under the patronage of National Woods, whereas Lufthansa System Poland was responsible for logistic support. The Official Patronage is LPP.
Torus was awarded in two categories during the 18th edition of CIJ Awards 2019 Competition, which was held on November 6 at Raffles Europejski hotel in Warsaw: Best National Office Development – for building Alchemia in Gdańsk, and Best CSR Campaign – for “To Plant” program.