The foundation stone of K&Hs new head office has been laid in Budapest (HU)

The construction of K&H's new head office has reached a new milestone yesterday with the laying of the building complex's foundation stone. The opening of the two adjacent buildings, situated in the Millennium City Centre, is scheduled by the end of 2011, offering a modern working environment to K&H Group's approximately 2,500 employees, in line with modern requirements. The building complex is being developed by TriGranit Development Corporation.

The new, campus-style head office of K&H Group is being constructed in the Millennium City Center, over a floor area of 76,000 m² that also consists of a 3-storey underground parking facility. K&H will purchase the 54,000-m² building 'K', and lease the 22,000-m² building 'H'. Of this latter, approximately 9,500 m² will be office space. Both buildings are designed by the Finta Architects' Office.

"There are four focus areas within K&H Group's sustainability strategy: children's healthcare, sport, the creation of attractive workplaces and environmental protection. The new head office building is being built in the spirit of these two latter concepts. In designing and implementing the construction work, we have applied up-to-date solutions, with maximum regard to environmental consciousness. We are providing our close to 2,500 staff with modern, dynamic and healthy working conditions, as well as an inspiring environment"– said Marko Voljc, CEO of K&H Group.

In designing and implementing the new head office, not only cost-effectiveness but environmental consciousness and sustainability also played an important part. The mechanical and electrical concepts applied, the furnishings, the acoustic, ergonomic and technical solutions, as well as the green roof gardens and terraces all point to an environmentally friendly operation.

Under this concept, TriGranit was the first in Hungary to launch a project under the LEED® certification category - a US system based on environmental consciousness and sustainability criteria that provides the project with world-wide recognition. "Our objective is to obtain Gold LEED Certification that would make us the first on the Hungarian real estate market to hold such certification. Using renewable energy resources, energy utilization is expected to drop by 30-40%, and the cost of operation will also decrease accordingly, to a significant degree." said Árpád Török, CEO of TriGranit Development Corporation.

It was a unique opportunity on the market to combine the client's requirements with our company's environmentally conscious thinking, to create a project that qualifies for LEED® certification stressed the Chief Executive Officer. TriGranit is one of the largest European fully integrated real estate investment, development and management companies. With operations in 7 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a large portfolio of completed trophy assets, and a pipeline of over €4 billion of major mixed-use developments, as well as a number of public private partnership (PPP) investments, TriGranit is well positioned to participate in the expanding real estate markets.

Source: TriGranit Development Corporation

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