Skanska signs lease agreement with PwC for new headquarters in Skanskas City Green Court (CZ)

PwC Czech Republic (PwC) has signed with Skanska a new lease agreement in City Green Court, the first LEED Platinum Pre-certified office building in the Czech Republic. PwC will move their operations from Prague 2 to their new premises within the established business district of Prague 4 - Pankrác. The new lease will comprise of approximately 12,000 m² of first-class office space as of beginning 2013.

City Green Court

City Green Court.

PwC will relocate its new headquarters to the Pankrác´s business area and provide to its team of more than 800 people a great work environment with green and flexible offices. For PwC as a responsible employer it is important to create a light and open office space that pays maximum attention to sustainability aspects.

"The move to the City Green Court will support the PwC strategy to grow in the Czech market and to lead by example as a responsible business. It will give us 50% more modern office space in a location attractive to current employees as well as future hires. I am especially happy that Skanska shares our commitment to corporate responsibility – PwC's new headquarters shall have the highest sustainability rating in the country," says Jirí Moser, Managing Partner, PwC Czech Republic.

"PwC is leading the way in how prominent businesses are attracted to sustainable office solutions, we are happy to welcome them as the first tenant to City Green Court" says Britta Cesar, Managing Director, Skanska Property Czech Republic, and adds: "We are proud to have developed a strong partnership with PwC with whom we have in common our focus on corporate social and environmental responsibility".

Since the acquisition in spring 2010, the original design of City Green Court made by New York architect studio Richard Meier & Partners was modified according to Skanska requirements in order to achieve the highest level of LEED certification. City Green Court is currently being built in the well-known business district of Prague 4 – Pankrác with an excellent accessibility and a wide range of services and amenities in the area. The eight-story building will offer approximately 16,300 m² of total gross leasable office space around an impressive atrium.

The aim of Skanska is to contribute to sustainable development by developing state-of-the-art office buildings employing innovative construction solutions, materials and processes. All Skanska's office developments in Europe will be third party certified, ensuring high levels of standard and comfort for users. All own upcoming projects of Skanska Property Czech Republic will aim for the highest level of LEED certification - Platinum.

Skanska Commercial Development Europe initiates and develops office property projects. The company's operations are concentrated in metropolitan areas in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland and are conducted in three local units: Skanska Property Czech Republic, Skanska Property Hungary and Skanska Property Poland.

Source: Accedo Group

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