New leaseholder will take 800 sqm of space in Olivia Four, fourth level of Olivia Business Center complex.
Playsoft is known for many projects for international customers from which one can mention mobile versions of Avengers and SimCity as well as this year's game for iOS and Android platforms – Tour de France. In Gdańsk, the company employs about 80 workers, mainly programmers, game testers and graphic designers. We've conducted negotiations with many developers, but it was Olivia Business Centre's high standards, along with additional advantages, such as the cooperation of business and academic environments which seemed the most promising to us – comments Pierre Olivier Monteil, Managing Director in Playsoft Poland. The company will move in to its new office in May 2014.
The Olivia Four building is a, currently under construction, fourth stage of Olivia Business Centre complex located by Grunwald Avenue in Gdańsk, in a close proximity of University's of Gdańsk campus. The new office building will have 14 500 msq of space. The buildings which were finished earlier – Olivia Gate, Olivia Point and Olivia Tower – offer a total of 41 000 msq. Olivia Four is due to be completed in March 2014. The entire complex will include seven buildings with a total rentable space of 120 000 msq.
In the transaction the company was represented by CBRE. It's the first deal for rent of Olivia Four. The client was primarily concerned with employee-friendly location and economic calculation. The process of choosing and negotiations was very long and included 8 alternative solutions. In the end, the recommended option of taking a building currently under construction has been chosen. This solution is always cheaper and more flexible in terms of planning and costs of arrangement – said Mariusz Wiśniewski, Office Director of CBRE in Tricity.
Our building is especially interesting for clients of BPO sector – states Maciej Kotarski from TPS, a company responsible for construction and commercialization of Olivia Business Centre. Central location in Tricity just by main communication tract, proximity of Fast City Tram's stops, Gdańsk Univeristy's campus and other office parks allows these companies a long and stable development. It's yet another French investment after Sll, which now employs in our complex as much as 400 people event though several years ago it created no more than several dozens of workers. We believe that Playsoft will be another example of a company which, given perfect working conditions, will grow rapidly, just like their friends from Sll – he adds.