Skanska signs lease agreement with OKIN GROUP in the new Nordica Ostrava office building (CZ)

Skanska Property Czech Republic has signed a lease agreement with OKIN GROUP, a. s. in the new office building Nordica Ostrava in the center of Ostrava.

OKIN GROUP, which is the significant provider of supportive services for businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, will occupy 4,700 m² of office space on the second to the fourth floor as of January 1, 2010. OKIN GROUP is the first prominent tenant in the Nordica Ostrava office building, which is hereby 40% leased.

"We have decided for Nordica office complex as our new office premises since a modern A-class office building will generate significant synergies in our team work and will also meet our security criteria. Also important is its energy efficiency and green approach as well as prominent location in the centre of Ostrava with walking distance to all public amenities and with great traffic accessibility and interconnection to public transport. I believe that our employees and also our business partners and clients will appreciate our new high-quality, modern A-class office premises and will feel comfortable on our new address," says Roman Trnka, Director of Strategic Development at OKIN GROUP, a. s.

OKIN GROUP will remove and consolidate all of its 430 employees of the Business Process Outsourcing Division working currently in different offices in Ostrava to set up one modern consolidated global service center for its global clients in Nordica Ostrava. New center will also create interesting new job opportunities for young graduates from Ostrava universities.

Nordica Ostrava is the first office building in the Czech Republic with EC GreenBuilding certification for energy efficiency. The building, that is designed to have 30% lower energy consumption than required by Czech norms, was completed in Q1 2009. The seven-floor property with rentable area of approximately 12,000 m² of high-quality and flexible designed A-class offices has two underground garage floors and restaurant on the ground floor. The location in the periphery of the historical core center of Ostrava, between the Českobratrská and Soukenická streets, provides perfect connection to both public transport and main roads connection.

"We are happy to welcome OKIN GROUP as the first prominent tenant in our Nordica Ostrava office building. Flexibility and energy efficiency are attractive factors for office locations in tough times as we can see in the interest from potential tenants" says Rikard Henriksson, Managing Director, Skanska Property Czech Republic, and adds: "The offices that are GreenBuilding certified are not more expensive compared to the standard ones, but they do create savings on the energy bills for the tenants."

Source: ACCEDO Czech Republic Communications s.r.o.

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