Cushman & Wakefield appointed exclusive leasing agent for Wolf Marszałkowska
21 Jan, 2008, Warsaw
Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate consultant, has been appointed by Wolf Immobilien Polen Sp. z o.o. as the exclusive agent to lease space in Wolf Marszałkowska, an office and service building located in Warsaw on Marszałkowska Street.
The plot covers 2,116 sq.m. The total space of the 17-storey building having twelve storeys
above ground and five underground will be 31,707 sq.m (25,095 sq.m of usable space, including
11,052 sq.m of office space and 3,361 sq.m of retail space). 149 parking spaces are planned.
Construction work managed by Euromost Polska Sp. z o.o. began last year. The underground
storeys will be located deeper than the level of the Warsaw metro. The building is scheduled to
be delivered to tenants in the first quarter of 2010.
The design work was commissioned with one of the best Polish architects, Professor Stefan Kuryłowicz of APA Kuryłowicz & Associates. “The atmosphere of large cities is created by their silhouettes seen from a distance, avenues with beautiful pavements and trees, street furniture: modern telephone and internet boxes, benches on which you can sit comfortably, elegant bases of buildings, as well as pedestrian and traffic flow. We decided to use all these elements to build the vision of space not only for the building itself, but also for its close surroundings which would be its access zone as well as its background. We wanted to create space which would bring life to this part of the city centre and would allow us to see the promise of a European metropolis”, says the author of the design, Professor Stefan Kuryłowicz.
The new building fills in the space of Marszałkowska Street. Different heights of the two parts of the building make it reflect the rhythm of the street. The elevation visible under the projecting glass façade relates in its geometric divisions to the building on the opposite side of the street. The curve of the lower edge of the glass façade forms a roof over the main entrance and invites passers-by to the shopping mall inside linking Marszałkowska and Żurawia Streets. The façade of the building will reach the seventh storey and will be finished with top quality materials such as quartz schists, alabaster, several types of glass and stainless steel. In imitation of pre-war Warsaw tenement houses a glazed courtyard has been designed in the building to be finished with top quality stone and ebony. The top of the atrium will reach the eleventh storey.
The key assets of Wolf Marszałkowska include its location at the crossroads of the main traffic arteries of Warsaw (Marszałkowska Street and Jerozolimskie Avenue), the proximity of the metro, bus, tram and railway lines, its modern and elegant architecture, as well as state-of-the-art technology. The building will be equipped among other things with high-tech ICT systems, automatic building management and security systems which are all typical of AAA Class buildings. One of the most important technological features of the building is its emergency power generators which in the event of a blackout in the municipal network will guarantee electricity supply for IT systems and other equipment requiring uninterrupted operation for 12 hours without additional supplies. To make a smooth transition to the emergency supply system even more secure, a UPS system will be installed consisting of several units, which will enable continued supply until the generators become fully operational. The above equipment will ensure tenants normal work in the offices as well as full and efficient operation of the entire building. An important advantage of the building is its water treatment facility. The water mineralization process will consist in mechanical filtration through sand and active carbon filters, softening, UV disinfection, reversed osmosis and addition of mineralizers.