14.12.2016

Nordea Bank AB among Olivia Star tenants

Nordea Bank AB Branch in Poland is one of the tenants in Olivia Star, a newly constructed building of the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk. It leased two floors there occupying nearly 2600 sq.m. Olivia Business Centre is one of the most interesting, multi-functional office investments in Poland. Colliers International supported the Scandinavian firm in this transaction.

Nordea Bank AB Branch in Poland offers end-to-end IT solutions and financial services related to the support of processes of business entities being a part of the Scandinavian Nordea Group. It operates in two locations: in the Tricity and in Łódź. In addition to offices in Gdynia, ul. Łużycka, a part of the Nordea IT section responsible for the service for capital markets operates in the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk. This department will move to the 19th and 20th floors of the Olivia Star. Thanks to the lease of two floors in the new building, the Nordea Capital Markets IT department will be able to increase the employment to 250 people.

 “We are very happy that Nordea decided to strengthen the cooperation with the Olivia Business Centre as one of the first firms. It chose the best quality. Olivia Star will be the first class A+ building in northern Poland, with an extremely long list of services offered to tenants and a series of solutions improving the comfort of work. For example, the elevation with tilt elements enabling the natural ventilation of all office floors is unique in such a high building; we designed and tested the façade ourselves. It will be the first such building in Poland”, stresses Maciej Kotarski, Lease Director in the Olivia Business Centre. “I believe that, also thanks to such innovations, Olivia Star will become an excellent place for Nordea business development”, he adds.

Nordea office in the Olivia Star with a view of the most beautiful panorama in Poland will be inspired by nature and the Scandinavian fiords. The design will include common areas, conference rooms and space for relaxation.

Olivia Star will increase leasable office space in the Olivia Business Centre from 73 thousand sq. m to nearly 120 thousand sq. m. The building will be the highest building in northern Poland (180 metres including Star spires).  Its top floors with the viewing point, a terrace, cafe, restaurant and a conference centre will be available to the public. The ground floor of the high rise will be combined with a unique conservatory designed as a place of artistic and educational events. An additional 3-level underground car park will be built under the building.

Colliers International, one of the leading consulting firms operating on the commercial real estate market worldwide mediated in the transaction.

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“The Olivia Business Centre team demonstrated their extremely flexible attitude to the customers’ needs again. The complex is the most modern building in the Tricity and high floors of Olivia Star will guarantee a spectacular view to the new tenant. I believe that the Nordea office in such a location will translate directly to the business success of the firm for which Colliers leased more than 12 thousand sq.m this year only”, says Błażej Kucharski, Colliers International Regional Director in the Tricity.

 

Nordea Bank AB Branch in Poland

Nordea Bank AB Branch in Poland is a part of the largest Scandinavian financial group of Nordea. It has been operating on the Polish market since 2010 and keeps developing dynamically. It currently employs more than 1700 people in Łódź, Gdańsk and Gdynia. An operating centre rendering services for branches and business entities of Nordea in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland is located in Łódź while entities responsible for the IT operate in the Tricity. When employing new workers, we promote the development of their competencies based on the execution of varied tasks, participation in demanding projects and an increase in the scope of responsibilities. Nordea is distinguished on the labour market thanks to its Scandinavian attitude to workers based on the mutual cooperation, trust and respect.

Olivia Business Centre

More than 100 firms and institutions located in the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk include, among others: Allianz, Alior Bank, Amazon, Bayer, Energa, Epam, Generali, Medicover, Noble Bank, PKO Bank Polski, PwC, Sii, T-Mobile, thyssenkrupp, and the Pomerania Development Agency. OBC has also prepared an offer for small and medium enterprises, non-governmental organizations and start-ups. The Centre has been expanding systematically since 2010 at the rate of one building per year. The Olivia Business Centre team cares for the balance between the career and personal lives of all those working in the centre: business, educational, cultural and sports events take place regularly there. Some of the facilities at the disposal of visitors to the centre include: 3 conference centres, a medical centre with a pharmacy, 2 restaurants, a café, bakery, kindergarten and a day care, 4 banks, a modern junior high school, a beauty shop, a notary and an electric car charging point.

Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is a global consulting firm operating in the commercial real estate area. It has a network of 554 offices in 66 countries, employing 16 000 workers. Colliers International offers a full range of services to entities related to the real estate market. The firm advises tenants, property owners and investors worldwide. It offers mediation relating to the lease and sale, global corporate solutions, the service of investment transactions and capital markets, project management, services related to workplace solutions, the management of real estate and assets of companies, property valuation and also market research adapted to customers’ needs and strategic consulting. Colliers International has been operating in Poland since 1997; it has offices in Warsaw, Krakow, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, Katowice and Łódź where it employs more than 200 specialists in total. The firm was honoured with many prestigious awards in contests such as: Eurobuild, CIJ Journal, CEE Quality Awards and International Property Awards.

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