Viterra Development signs anchor rental agreement with McKinsey for Sky Office in Düsseldorf (DE)

Viterra Development, a subsidiary of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange-listed company ORCO Germany, has announced the signing of an anchor rental agreement for the Sky Office in Düsseldorf with McKinsey, the international management consultancy company.

The Sky Office in Düsseldorf, a Viterra Development project designed by Christoph Ingenhoven, consists of innovative office blocks with an approximate floor area of 37,000 m² on 23 storeys. The building is situated between Düsseldorf City Centre, the Exhibition Centre and the airport. At 89 m in height, it is the new, eye-catching landmark on the Kennedydamm and the location for top companies.

The management consultant company McKinsey is relocating its Düsseldorf HQ to the Kennedydamm. Around 9,000 m² of top-drawer office area has now been rented out under a long-term agreement. Completion and moving-in are planned for the summer of 2009.

"With the conclusion of this agreement, ORCO has shown that the integration of Viterra has been successfully implemented - and the acquisition strategy of making Viterra Development a project development arm of ORCO Germany has fulfilled all our expectations," said Rainer Bormann, Chairman of the ORCO Germany Board. "In McKinsey, we have succeeded in attracting a highly up-market lessee".

"For us this leasing is the proof of our successful project development and how attractive the Kennedydamm location is", explained Markus Palm, branch office manager. "With the Sky Office, Düsseldorf has a structure that will shape the location. The wing-shaped, angled roof and the building's unique design will symbolise the Kennedydamm of the future."

"And of course we're delighted to have found a lessee who appreciates the sheer uniqueness of this structure. These days, new office blocks tend to remain unoccupied - but the Sky Office shows us just how important quality and individuality have become", Mr. Palm emphasised.

An elegant solitaire with a wing-like roof, the filigree glass facade of which provides a true sense of openness and transparency. Planning took place from the inside outwards. The innovative lens-shaped floor plan consisting of 2 cores enables 100% configuration of all the office areas with the structure's facade, providing every unit with its own spectacular view. The entire infrastructure and the multi-functional zones in the building interior achieve optimal area utilisation.

Ultra-modern office areas are thus created - flexible, efficient and useable for many years to come. On a rentable area of approximately 1,400 sq. m per floor, floor plans ranging from classic cell offices to communicative, large-area solutions can be created – and, if desired, inside stairways can be used to connect the floors. In the same way, the partitioning of the office areas can be adapted to keep pace with a company's development, offering sustainable usability.

A modular energy concept with individually-adjustable cooling and ventilation systems – plus natural ventilation thanks to windows that open, noise-protection provided by a glass windshield and simple adjustment of the cooling system achieved by a 3-stage concept. A compact double facade with a protected, highly-efficient anti-solar and anti-glare system built into the space within the facade provides comfortable conditions throughout all the seasons of the year.

The Sky Office epitomises communicative office structures, an optimal work atmosphere and excellent area characteristics. Efficiency and clever economy combined into one single farsighted concept. Sky Office as a trailblazer - providing yet more profile to a business location with international niveau integrated into a functioning, urban city sector near the banks of the Rhine river.

Source: ORCO

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