Warsaw, June 4, 2018 – GFT Poland has prolonged the lease agreement in Poznan Okrąglak for further five years and expanded the office space by additional 376 sqm. In the process of extension of the leasing agreement, Sharow Capital and Benson Elliot, the owners, were represented by Colliers International, GFT Poland was represented by CBRE.
GFT Poland, the pioneer of nearshoring services, has decided to stay in the famous Poznan office building for another five years. The contract also includes expansion of the leased office space by 367 sqm. Altogether, the company will occupy the total space of 2468 sqm.
„Okrąglak is great evidence that historic buildings can serve as comfortable high quality modern offices and compete with the most modern designed projects. The outstanding location in the city centre, rich retail and services facilities in the close neighbourhood as well as building’s reputation itself, coming from the history and architecture, result in its undiminished popularity among tenants. We are glad that we have our input into commercial success of this investment,” says Sebastian Bedekier, Partner at Colliers International, Regional Director in Poznań.
Okraglak, which for over 60 years is an inseparable element of Poznan landscape, between 2011-2012 went through thorough renovation. Thanks to which, it got back its old glory and once again successfully blended into urban structure. The building constructed in years 1948-1954, on the basis of a project of Polish architect Marek Leykman, regained its original character and appearance, changing its function from retail to office and services at the same time. Unique location in the centre of the city, on the corner of 27 Grudnia and Mielżyński streets, makes it especially appreciated by the tenants. In total, the building offers 7000 sqm of modern office space as well as retail-services.