The centre of Katowice has gained another modern office building with the Młyńska.6 investment obtaining its use permit. The exclusive advisor responsible for the commercialisation of the building is Colliers.
Młyńska.6 is a small-scale, 8-storey building offering nearly 2600 sq m of rentable office space. Its subdued, boutique character and elegant design mean that it fits perfectly into the fabric of Katowice’s historic centre. An additional distinguishing feature of the building is its façade, partially covered with plants, which emphasizes the pro-ecological busioness approach of the investment's owner, UBM Development.
“UBM Development is a developer with extensive experience in office and hotel investments. The direct proximity of Mercure Katowice City Center with its conference rooms makes the Młyńska.6 complex an ideal place for business meetings. The combination of hotel and office functions is an unquestionable asset of the investment, which distinguishes it from competing office spaces in Katowice. The project also features unconventional interiors with a high standard of finish – functional and open space that can be arranged flexibly means that the workplace can be tailored to the needs and requirements of any company,” says Anna Wilhelmsson-Polak, Senior Associate in the Office Agency at Colliers.
Apart from the conference centre, the hotel building offers a restaurant and an underground car park with 74 spaces for cars and 30 for bicycles. The office building has been equipped with modern, pro-ecological and energy-saving solutions, such as a BMS (building management system), fibre-optic cables and an access control system. It is also equipped with facilities for people with disabilities.
The excellent location of Młyńska.6 – in the heart of Katowice, just a few minutes walk from the Market Square – enables convenient access to various parts of the city and the entire Silesian agglomeration, thanks to the numerous bus, tram and train connections available nearby, as well as the city bike station located in the area. It takes about 6 minutes by car to get to the DTŚ central highway and the Spodek in Katowice, and about 45 minutes to get to Katowice Airport in Pyrzowice and Kraków Airport in Balice. In the immediate vicinity of the investment, there are numerous restaurants, cafés, retail and service outlets (e.g. Galeria Katowicka), as well as academic centres, including the University of Silesia.
Colliers data after the first half of the year shows that demand for office space in Katowice is starting to rise again.
“Despite the significant economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in the first half of 2021 the volume of lease transactions in the Katowice market amounted to over 39,000 sq m. This is nearly 47% more than in the same period last year, when 26,500 sq m were leased. This result shows that companies are slowly starting to come back to the decision of leasing office space. It is also evidenced by one of the lowest vacancy rates (9.2%) among regional cities – currently the second highest in the country, after Szczecin. The high standard and excellent location of Młyńska.6 office building will surely attract tenants soon,” says Barbara Pryszcz, Regional Director of Colliers in Katowice.