Jones Lang LaSalle is pleased to announce that Metsä Group, a forest industry group which employs about 12,000 people in more than 30 countries, has signed a lease agreement for more than 1,000 sq m in OPERA Office in Gdańsk. Currently, the company is carrying out a number of operational tasks, such as recruitment, and is due to start its operations in the Tri-City area in mid-September.
Metsä Group produces high-quality products mainly from renewable Nordic wood. It produces tissue and cooking papers, board and paper, pulp and wood products. In Gdańsk, Metsä Group is establishing an in-house Financial Shared Services Centre which executes transactional finance work.
Alan Aleksandrowicz, the President of InvestGDA said, “We are pleased that the Finnish forest industry company Metsä Group has chosen Gdańsk. InvestGda has supported the company in this decision from the time that the representatives of the investor first visited Tri-City. The company, which has already started the recruitment process, will eventually create 100 new finance jobs in the modern and comfortable working environment in one of Gdańsk’s office buildings, OPERA Office. Applicants for positions show great interest in working for Finns, who ensure the best working conditions will be provided for their employees. I am sure that the Gdańsk branch of Metsä Group and its employees will have great success.”
Magdalena Reńska, Associate Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, added, “Developed by EURO Styl, OPERA Office met all of Metsä Group’s requirements, from the availability of appropriate office size and the highest technical standards to the environmental advantages of the location. We are really pleased to see that, following American, German and Swedish investors, Finns have recognised the potential of the region and decided to establish a shared service centre in Tri-City.”
OPERA Office built by EURO Styl, is an A-class office building located in Gdańsk, offering approximately 7,500 sq m of office space. The building consists of two wings: the four-storey part A (with an average floorplan of approximately 700 sq m) and the three-storey part B (with an average floorplan of approximately 1,000 sq m). The building has a distinctive patio covered by old trees that blends in well with the nearby Steffens Park.
OPERA Office is equipped with state-of-the-art technological solutions available for A-class office buildings, including, inter alia, air conditioning with humidification, dual-power supply, HVAC, raised floors, suspended ceilings, electrical and IT cabling, as well as floor-boxes. As a consequence, these solutions provide maximum efficiency and flexibility of office accommodation, allowing the creation of open plan as well as cellular offices. Tenants and visitors are able to use 122 underground parking spaces. Additionally, the property offers 79 on-site parking spaces. On the -1 level, there are bicycle parking and showers for cyclists.
OPERA Office is conveniently located on Aleja Zwycięstwa in Gdańsk, next to Politechnika Gdańska (the Gdańsk University of Technology) and near to the “Politechnika” train station. Its location on the main artery of Gdańsk allows for quick and easy commuting from all parts of the Tri-City area as well as to and from satellite cities. Tenants of OPERA Office will have the opportunity to work in a very friendly environment benefiting from the neighbouring Steffens Park and taking advantage of amenities like the nearby Multikino and Baltic Opera as well as a sports complex which has a swimming pool and tennis courts.