Infosys BPO Poland selects a new Skanska building in Lódz (PL)

Infosys BPO Poland, a leading business process outsourcing company, is relocating its headquarters. From October 2012 over 1,000 Infosys specialists will be working in an ecological complex Green Horizon in the city of Lódz, which is Skanska's most recent development. In the lease of 11,500 m² Infosys was represented by the real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield.

Green Horizon with Infosys logo s

The first phase of construction will be completed in October 2012.

Green Horizon, a modern and ecological class-A office building, will be the only scheme with a LEED environmental certificate to be delivered in Lódz in 2012. Energy-efficient heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and lighting systems reducing energy consumption by 25% and materials offering low emissions of hazardous substances are only some of the ecological solutions applied to this development project by Skanska, the world's leading construction and development company.

"The main advantages of Green Horizon are its excellent location as well as great efficiency and flexibility of space arrangement. The LEED Gold certificate which is being sought for the building is a quality guarantee and confirmation that ecological technologies are employed to contribute to greater comfort of the building's users. We are proud of our cooperation with Infosys, which enjoys an established position on the world's market," says Waldemar Olbryk, Regional Director of Skanska Property Poland.

It is the first such development by the Swedish developer on the office market in Lódz and one of the first such schemes dedicated to the needs of the modern business services sector. The building has been designed to meet the specific needs of a BPO company which places great emphasis on security systems. According to its design, the complex will be divided into independent, restricted-access zones to provide top security standards for clients' information and data.

In the first phase of construction to be completed in October 2012, 19,000 m² of space will be delivered, 11,500 m² of which will be taken up by the Lódz branch of Infosys. Skanska's office in Lódz will also be relocated to Green Horizon. This seven-story office building will total 33,000 m² of space. It will also have two levels of an underground car park with 395 parking spaces and a separate bicycle parking area.

The target capacity of the complex is approx. 2,000 employees. It was one of the main criteria of Infosys in selecting the developer's project. Infosys currently employs over 1,000 specialists in its Lódz center. Due to the extension of its range of services to include increasingly advanced projects, the company intends to increase its staffing level to 1,400 within the next two years. Infosys BPO Poland is, therefore, the largest outsourcing center in the region, providing services for clients from 24 European countries. At present, its specialists from the Lódz center work in three different locations, which in the opinion of Krystian Bestry, Managing Director of Infosys BPO Europe, causes logistic problems for the company.

"We have been looking for new headquarters for quite a time because of the dynam

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