IBM will move to Francuska Office Centre in Katowice in October 2013. It will take up 3,200 m2 of space, where it will open Service Supply Centre. The new establishment will be one of the IT services establishments belonging to the company. It will offer, among others, administration of server’s operating systems, system’s guard and security, services for the final clients, for example maintaining and monitoring of IT equipment and software systems.
We have a long-time cooperation with IBM. The company have been working from our office buildings, located in Kraków. Knowing the tenant’s requirements, we were able to create in Katowice an optimum workplace, meeting highest international standards. We are proud that Francuska Office Centre was chosen by IBM, when the company was planning its development in Poland – says Jacek Wachowicz, Member of the Management Board and Lease and Sales Director in GTC S.A..
The complex is made up of two buildings, together offering 21,504 m2 of A-class office space. IBM will join such tenants as Rockwell Automation, Ruch, Oracle, Vattenfall, Bank Millennium, Getin Bank, Nordea Bank, KPMG, Philips Lighting, American Heart of Poland, Arpid and Berlitz. Francuska Office Centre has been leased in 90%. It is located on Francuska street.
Francuska Office Centre has been realised due to the ideas and requirements of sustainable buildings, which is affirmed by EU GreenBuilding certificate. The complex uses up about 40% less energy than a standard one. The tenants are free to arrange their space, for example to suit back-office, research or laboratory activities.
Katowice is one of the best economically developed cities in Poland. It has well-qualified human resources and modern transport infrastructure. I am sure that thanks to the city decisions, supporting the investors, Katowice will be a perfect place for IBM to develop – sums up Jacek Wachowicz.