Lundbeck to open its Business Service Centre in Kraków

Danish pharmaceutical giant's Business Service Centre, located in the office development Quattro Business Park - building C, will handle financial, HR, IT and procurement processes.

JLL experts advised on the lease transaction.

Kraków, 5 May 2014 - Lundbeck, the Danish pharmaceutical company operating globally, has signed a lease contract for 1,700 sq m of modern office space in the Quattro Business Park, Kraków. In July, the company will open a Business Service Centre offering financial, HR, IT and procurement services for its European branches. The new Business Service Centre will employ about 130 people.

The search and choice of the location for Lundbeck and the negotiations of lease conditions were assisted by experts from international advisory company JLL.

Rafał Oprocha, Head of Kraków Office, JLL, commented: “Working with Lundbeck was a special privilege for us, as it was not only the company’s debut on the Kraków market, but also because the city was the company’s first choice. Lundbeck required an established office location and good public transport connections. All these conditions are met by the modern Quattro Business Park, which is constructed by The Buma Group - highly renowned developer company”.

Quattro Business Park is located in north-eastern Kraków, at Generał Bor-Komorowski Av., one of the main arteries of Kraków. The location boasts an easy access to well-developed public transport system, including convenient connections to the city centre, the main railway station and the airport. The building complex will consist of five office buildings (A, B, C, D and FIVE), with a total office space of ca. 57,000 sq m and 1,150 parking places.

Kraków – a highly recognised location for global services

Choosing Kraków as a location for Lundbeck’s Business Service Centre further illustrates the city’s leading position on the global business services map. This strong position is further confirmed by international rankings and analyses. Kraków is ranked 9 in 2014 Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations. Factors that have brought Kraków to global prominence include its diversified HR pool, investment climate, transport infrastructure, high quality of life and well-developed office market.

“Kraków, with its office space stock of over 570,000 sq m, is the second largest office market in Poland after Warsaw. A further 130,000 sq m is currently under construction. Such rapid development is generated mainly by companies from the business services sector, occupying approximately 50% of modern office stock in the city”, Rafał Oprocha added.

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