Skanska lays cornerstone for Malta House green office building in Poznan (PL)

On June 21, 2012, the cornerstone ceremony was held at the construction site of Malta House, the first office building in Poznan to be LEED-certified. The building will receive LEED environmental certification at the highest, platinum level.

Innovative solutions applied during the design and construction process will contribute to creating a comfortable work environment in the offices, at the same time reducing electricity and water consumption, thus lowering operating costs for the tenants.

The building developed by Skanska Property Poland is located in the heart of Poznan, with excellent access to public transportation. Due to its unique location near the lake, Malta House has been designed with the utmost care to ensure that it fits perfectly with the surroundings. A green roof with a view over the lake and a garden in the patio will be additional assets of the project.

The cornerstone ceremony was held at the Malta House construction site on ks. Abpa Antoniego Baraniaka Street. The building's foundation act was signed by Jerzy Stepien, Deputy Mayor of Poznan, Waldemar Olbryk, President of Skanska Property Poland, Rafal Jaworowicz, Skanska S.A. Division Director, and Katarzyna Zawodna, Director of Region North, Skanska Property Poland.

Apart from the foundation act, the front pages of Poznan daily newspapers dated June 21 were placed in a special nickel tube.

"I am proud that Malta House, our first office project in Poznan, will meet the highest standards in terms of sustainable development. This exceptional location calls for an innovative project designed with care for the natural environment – this is what Malta House will be," said Waldemar Olbryk, President of Skanska Property Poland.

Jerzy Stepien, Deputy Mayor of Poznan present at the ceremony said: "Access to high quality office space is an important factor increasing the investment attractiveness of Poznan for modern business sectors such as BPO, SSC or R&D. New buildings developed in line with top standards make it easier for new investors to arrive in our city and for those already present to grow their business".

Malta House was designed by Pentagram Architekci and Skanska S.A. will be the general contractor. The building will have five stories above ground level and two stories underground. The total leasable area will amount to 15,700 m². 272 parking spaces will be available for tenants. A parking lot will also be provided for bicycles, as well as changing rooms and showers for cyclists. The construction is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2013.

Source: Questia Sp. z o.o. sp.k.

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