The group of major tenants in Ghelamco Poland was extended by MasterCard, which will occupy 1505 sq. m on the 31st floor of Warsaw Spire. The complex will become a new headquarters of the Polish department of the company in June this year. We are glad about the removal to Warsaw Spire. It is a modern building in respect of construction solutions, infrastructure available for tenants, architecture and ecology, which perfectly correspond to innovative culture of MasterCard. Additionally, the building is well communicated with other districts of the city and it is situated in an interesting neighborhood, which is becoming a new business center of the capital – Bartosz Ciołkowski, Chief Executive Officer of the Polish Department of MasterCard Europe, says.
We are pleased to welcome another prestigious tenant in Warsaw Spire. We are very glad about the fact that the complex at European Square (Plac Europejski) is chosen by such renowned and innovative companies. The contract with MasterCard is clear evidence for us that even the most demanding tenants appreciate quality of our project and visionary concept of combining office functions with valuable public space – Jarosław Zagórski, Trade and Development Chairman of Ghelamco Poland, says.
MasterCard was represented by JLL consulting company during the process of searching for location and negotiating a lease contract.
Warsaw Spire is composed of three buildings: 220-meter-high tower and two 55-meter-high adjacent structures. Jointly the whole investment will deliver 109 000 sq. m of space to the Warsaw market. The project is situated at Rondo Daszyńskiego next to the second underground line. All enthusiasts of single-track vehicles will have a developed infrastructure, including separate slip road, showers, car parks and Veturilo station, at their disposal whereas people commuting by car will have a vast underground car park with 1300 parking places at their disposal. Warsaw Spire was designed by a team of architects from the Belgium M. & J-M. Jaspers – J. Eyers & Partners studio in cooperation with Polish and Belgian Architectural Studio – Project. The investment is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of BREEAM certificate at the very high Excellent level and it has a certificate confirming the use of renewable energy granted by STX Services. Next to Warsaw Spire, there is a new public space – European Square. It will be an area not accessible to vehicular traffic with objects of small architecture, modern public furniture, greenery (jointly 14 000 plants, including 160 high trees) and water installations such as lake, cascade stream and different fountains. The opening of Warsaw Spire and European Square will be held in May this year.
At present, the commercialization process of Warsaw Spire amounts to nearly 80 per cent of available office space. The areas in the complex will be occupied by MasterCard, Samsung, JLL, Frontex, BNP Paribas Securities Services, the Centre for EU Transport Projects, Beneft Systems, Bilifinger HSG Facility Management, Adecco Poland, Daftcode and Ghelamco Poland.