IBMâs business consulting unit has signed a contract to lease 4,300 mÂ² of office space in Globe Trade Centerâs (GTC) 10,000 mÂ² Galileo building in KrakÃ³w (southern Poland).
The deal, large by any standards, is equivalent to more than a quarter of KrakÃ³wâs total office take-up figures in 2004. IBM is currently a tenant in Mostostal Exportâs Centrum Biurowe Lubicz, in the city center, though the move out to KrakÃ³wâs western suburbs is believed to be an additional space requirement. However, the American IT services provider has an option to take space in the second building of GTCâs project in the city, which will also offer 10,000 mÂ² of office space.
Construction on the new block should begin later this year. Ultimately the developer intends its Centrum Biurowe GTC development, on al. Armii Krajowej, to consist of four buildings with total usable area of 35,000 mÂ².