UK bank Standard Chartered, which has previously announced plans to open a global service centre in Warsaw, has decided to lease 3,600 sm office space in The Warsaw Hub, which is under construction in Warsaw’s Wola district. Plans are to eventually employ around 750 people in the centre.
“Warsaw will also benefit from this, since Standard Chartered has decided to open its service centre to focus on its European and American clients. This is a clear illustration of the Polish capital’s position in the world of business and the strength of the local property market, which is unrivalled in this part of the continent,” says Jarosław Zagórski, the commercial and business development director, Ghelamco Poland.
“We are delighted to have signed a long-term lease for our permanent office in Warsaw. Once it is completed, we look forward to being in The Warsaw Hub when it becomes a permanent addition to Warsaw’s impressive skyline,” said Rowena Everson, the CEO of Standard Chartered Global Business Services. CBRE represented the tenant during the negotiations. The Warsaw Hub will consist of three skyscrapers including an 86m hotel building and two 130m office towers. The centre will have a total area of 113,000 sqm.