Schneider Electric is an international company specialized in electrical distribution, industrial automation and control applications, building management and security, critical power and cooling solutions and services. The tenant was looking for a building that is congruent to their business development strategy and corporate image: an innovative, technologized green building that allows the expansion of their current operations, in view of the future development of the company. Following a rigorous assessment, Schneider Electric opted for a 3,100 sq.m. modern office space in the first of the three buildings comprising Skanska Green Court Bucharest. The tenant was specifically attracted by the building’s proximity to the Aurel Vlaicu metro station and excellent position in the heart of Floreasca-Barbu Vacarescu area, widely recognized as the new business district of Bucharest.
“We are pleased to announce that Schneider Electric Romania has become first tenant of Green Court Bucharest. We would like to thank Schneider Electric Romania for choosing our project as its new HQ in Romania.
The fact that Schneider is the global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency is very close to Skanska’s values, underlining our dedication to sustainable development”, says Marcin Łapiński, President Skanska Property Romania.
“We chose Green Court Bucharest building to be our new headquarter, as the project developed by Skanska meets all our green buildings commitments and requirements. The project is designed in line with the latest office trends, will be LEED Gold certified, providing us, as tenants, the highest levels of comfort, an energy efficient workspace and access to a relaxing courtyard. We are very pleased to finding in Skanska a very professional and trustable partner, as Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups”, says Florentina Totth, Country President Schneider Electric Romania.
“The green attributes, the carefully-monitored quality standards and above-market space efficiency of the building were indisputable arguments in favor of Green Court Bucharest. Skanska is a responsible developer, highly committed to building sustainable environments that provide tenants with unsurpassed comfort and an office space they can always count on. Schneider Electric Romania’s relocation confirms that premium property development and a correct positioning of the building in the market represent the key to attract top tenants”, states George Didoiu, Senior Associate in the Office Agency team of Colliers International, the consultant that mediated the transaction.
The relocation of Schneider Electric to Skanska Green Court Bucharest is the first office leasing transaction signed in Floreasca – Barbu Vacarescu area since the beginning of 2014.
Green Court Bucharest, the first office project developed by Skanska in Romania, will be completed in three phases, with the first building (19,500 sq.m.GLA) to be delivered in October 2014. The building has 12 floors above-ground, 3 underground parking levels with 264 parking places and offers facilities such as: parking and facilities for cyclists (lockers and showers), interior courtyard with Wi-Fi.
Green Court Bucharest is developed using green technologies and sustainable solutions such as the energy efficient façade which reduces the solar heat gains, the enhanced fresh air flow rate for a healthier working environment, the energy efficient lighting systems equipped with motion and intensity sensors or the charging stations for electrical cars.
The project will be LEED Gold certified and will provide the highest levels of comfort for its tenants, one of the most efficient and versatile workspaces in Bucharest (density up to 1:6 sq.m.) and excellent quality standards.