Skanska leased to Microsoft Romania 22,905 sqm of office space and 500 parking spaces in Campus 6 Bucharest and the company will move in the third quarter of 2020.
Campus Complex will be ready in June 2022 consisting of four office buildings with a lettable area of approximately 81,000 m 2 and a garden area of 7,500 m 2 .
Situated at the intersection of two main boulevards, Iuliu Maniu and Vasile Milea, the complex benefits from excellent visibility, providing excellent access to public transport (underground and streetcar, buses, trolleybuses at a distance of 50 m ).
Mobile Campus 6 will connect all of the complex and neighborhood services, providing building information, event news, offering services such as complex food delivery and maintenance services. Specifically, the application is part of the Connected by Skanska system that integrates intelligent functionality with interaction facilities for communities within the office complex.
Users will have a car sharing service as well as parking places for electric cars with fast charging stations. Also, those who come by bicycle to the office can find inside the building dressing rooms and showers.
Buildings in which Microsoft will move will be certified LEED Gold and WELL Silver, built according to Skanska’s sustainable development principles with care and respect for the environment and tenants’ wellbeing.
Employees will benefit from a rooftop running track as well as green work areas equipped with multifunctional furniture, electrical sockets and Wi-Fi to work directly from nature.
“Innovation, both for us and for Microsoft, is essential in addressing each project. We develop spaces that contribute actively to the health and wellbeing of people by implementing innovative solutions in a pleasant and sustainable design. Campus 6 will be the first office buildings in Romania to receive WELL certification. The fact that for us wellbeing translates both through solutions that improve user comfort and technologies and innovations that increase their degree of interaction is one of the reasons Microsoft has chosen to move to Campus 6” said Aurelia Luca, Managing Director at Skanska Property Romania.
Microsoft was assisted by JLL real estate consultant in identifying the best room for relocation and negotiating rental terms.
“Following JLL’s analysis, Microsoft has decided to consolidate and expand its operations in Romania, in the center-west of Bucharest, an area that offers excellent working conditions for employees. We are delighted to have been involved in one of the largest office transactions that ended in Bucharest over the last 6 years,”said Maria Florea, Head of Office at JLL Romania.
Together with JLL, Eversheds Sutherland from Microsoft and Peli Filip from Skanska were transaction counselors providing legal services. “We are seeing an increase in the office space market, largely supported by high-demand industries. One of the engines of this growth is undoubtedly the IT & C segment.
“We are in partnership with Skanska since 2011 and it is also an honor and a delight to assist in the dynamic market of office space,” said Oana Badărau, Partner and Head of Real Estate, PeliFilip .
“As lawyers specializing in real estate practice, we enjoy the opportunity to play an important role in projects that bring satisfaction and mark significant value for our customers. The transaction for Microsoft was complex and the Eversheds team, where I had my colleagues Marius Berariu and Cristina Rosca with me, provided the necessary legal services against an ambitious calendar, “said Cristian Guia, Partner and Head of Real Estate – c Romania.