Andersen, a global IT company, has chosen Fabryczna Office Park complex to be the headquarters of its Cracow branch in Poland. Walter Herz provided comprehensive consulting and support in the process of searching for a location
Andersen company, which has been providing programming services for 15 years and running several development centers around the world, is to open a branch in Cracow in Fabryczna Office Park complex. The building is located at 18 Aleja Pokoju Street, in the central part of the city. Andersen plans to start work in the new office before the end of May, 2022. The Cracow development center will be located on almost 1 000 sq m. of space. The office space will be arranged in accordance with corporate guidelines, providing the team with a comfortable environment for work and development.
Andersen’s Cracow office will include, among others, a spacious open space, a conference zone and offices reserved for on-line meetings and quiet work, as well as a game room with a leisure area. The choice of Fabryczna Office Park complex was determined by the high quality of the space offered, as well as the central location of the building, which makes it easy for all Andersen employees to reach their workplace. The company appreciated the modern architecture of the project combined with solutions reminiscent of the atmosphere of old Cracow, the location of which allows access to the Market Square within 30 minutes.
– We were looking for a spacious office, which we could adapt to our corporate guidelines and internal standards. Initially, we planned to lease a smaller space, but given the rapid growth of our business, we decided to expand it. We will be reviewing development plans and responding to the growing demand in the future. We want to launch new centers in other Polish cities in the near future – says Stephanie Kolosova, Delivery Manager/Head Of Cracow Office at Andersen. – We appreciate the fruitful cooperation we have established with Walter Herz, whose actions were carefully planned and transparent when searching for a suitable location for us. The advisers showed great expertise, flexibility and a completely customer-oriented approach. Their knowledge is a guarantee of a successful project. We can recommend this partner to any company that is looking for its future headquarters – adds Stephanie Kolosova.
– An in-depth and broad analysis of available office options in Cracow, as well as comprehensive advice and support in every aspect of the space lease process was important For Andersen. We were looking for a location that would allow for comfortable work and development of the current team, and at the same time leave a certain cushion that would allow us to secure further needs related to the continuous development of the company. We are very pleased that we have managed to achieve all the goals set by the client and to propose some out-of-the-box solutions that have been appreciated by the company. We are grateful for entrusting us with the entire negotiation process – says Kamil Kowalewski, Senior Negotiator at Walter Herz.
– We are glad that another prestigious company operating on a global scale has joined the group of our tenants. We believe that our complex will meet all the requirements of Andersen and will become the basis for further growth of this internationally recognized organization in Poland – informs Przemysław Łukasik, vice-president of Inter-Bud Group.
Cushman & Wakefield company represented the landlord in the lease process. Fabryczna Office Park is an office complex that will ultimately include six A-class office buildings with a total lease area of 77.5 thousand sq m. The first stage of the investment received BREEAM Post Construction certificate rated Outstanding. The office buildings will form part of the mixed-use investment project Fabryczna City implemented by Inter-Bud company on a plot of 6.5 ha in the post-industrial area of the former State Vodka Factory in Cracow.
Apart from the office buildings, the historic part of the mixed-use complex, will include a four-star Mercure hotel, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a museum, shopping and service units with restaurants, as well as residential buildings. The flagship project of the Polish investment and executive group Inter-Bud, which brings together over a dozen companies specializing in various sectors of the construction market, is located in the center of Cracow, near the two most important transport junctions in the city – Mogilskie roundabout and Grzegórzeckie roundabout.
About Walter Herz
Walter Herz company is a leading Polish entity operating in the commercial real estate sector across the country. For ten years, the company has provided comprehensive and strategic investment consulting services for tenants, investors, and real estate owners across the country. Walter Herz experts assist investors, property owners, and tenants. They provide full service to companies from the private and public sectors.
Walter Herz advisors support clients in finding and leasing space and provide consulting in implementing investment projects in the warehouse, office, retail, and hotel sectors.
The company is based in Warsaw and runs regional branches in Cracow and Łódź. Walter Herz has created the Tenant Academy, the first project in Poland, which supports and educates commercial tenants from all over Poland by organizing specialized training meetings. To ensure the highest ethical level of services provided, the agency introduced the Code of Good Practice.