Saint-Gobain Group's new office to move into the 28th floor of the Varso Tower

May 09, 2024

HB Reavis, the owner and asset manager of commercial real estate, has signed a 10-year lease agreement with the Saint-Gobain Group in Poland. The world leader in sustainable and lightweight construction will move its Polish-Ukrainian headquarters to the 28th floor of the Varso Tower building. The company's employees will move into a new office with an area of nearly 1,400 sq m. this fall.

The Saint-Gobain Group creates, produces and distributes materials and solutions for the construction and industrial markets. One of the largest foreign investors in Poland, it has been present in our country for over 30 years, where it owns 25 plants and employs 7.3 thousand employees. The company, which has been among the top employers for years, has made a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. "Making the World a Better Home" - this is the primary goal of the Saint-Gobain Group, which unites 160,000 employees in 76 countries.

Varso Tower

Looking into the future with optimism, we decided to change the current office of the Saint-Gobain Group in Poland into one that will reflect our ambition:

we want to make the world a better, more sustainable place. We carefully examined and took into account the needs of our employees in Warsaw. In addition, we made sure that the selected building met high inclusive and environmental standards. Thanks to cooperation with the Trzop Architekci and the general contractor Decorator – Malewicz i Wspólnicy S.K.A. we have designed a space where employees and guests will be able to feel particularly comfortable. This is due to the use of a wide range of our innovative solutions for the construction market. This unique space will be a showroom of Saint-Gobain's capabilities

– says Joanna Czynsz-Piechowiak, President of the Saint-Gobain Group in Poland and Ukraine.

Varso Tower is part of a mixed-use development by HB Reavis, which includes offices, a hotel, an innovation centre, restaurants, cafes, a fitness club and a health clinic. The award-winning project has become one of the new symbols of central Warsaw. Numerous solutions from the Saint-Gobain Group brands played a part in the implementation of the complex and contributed to improving the safety, acoustic comfort and energy efficiency of the facility. Thanks to the COOL-LITE SKN 176II triple glazed units by GLASS and the SWISSPACER spacers used in them, the thermal insulation of the building was increased and the amount of daylight was maximized while reducing overheating of the rooms. Rigips partition wall systems in various configurations and Aku-plyta from Isover significantly improved acoustic insulation, guaranteeing protection against noise and ensuring a quiet and comfortable working environment. Additionally, the use of fire-resistant materials - such as fire-resistant glass from VETROTECH in glass elevators or fire-resistant boards from Rigips - increased the fire safety level of the entire facility. The building also includes solutions from other construction brands of the Group, such as Weber floors and GCP waterproofing systems. All this makes Varso Place an ideal place for the headquarters of the Saint-Gobain Group in Poland.

Varso tower

At HB Reavis we have been valuing high-quality Saint-Gobain materials for years,

such as energy-saving facade glass used on the facades of our Varso Place and Forest buildings. In Varso Tower innovative Saint-Gobain products provide fire safety, noise protection and ensure excellent office acoustics. I am glad that Saint-Gobain employees will soon move into our office building, from where they will support all the company's business activities in Poland

comments Cezary Błaszczyk, Managing Director at HB Reavis Investments Poland.

Varso Tower offers 70,000 sq m of top-class office space that supports employee well-being and is in line with the latest ESG trends. Already 85% of the skyscraper's offices have been leased. The tenants of the building include the law firms CMS, Baker McKenzie and Greenberg Traurig and companies Box, Enterprise Investors, SAP, PageGroup, NCBiR, Foster + Partners, Inditex, AFI Europe, Atlas Ward, Transition Technologies MS, as well as the Green Caffè Nero available on the ground floor.

This tallest skyscraper in the European Union was designed by Foster + Partners with care for health and inclusiveness, which is confirmed by the WELL and Building without Barriers certificates. The building received the highest rating in the BREEAM system, which proves its low energy demand. The designers also took care of the public space. Several dozen trees were planted around, on the roofs and in the spacious lobby, which is decorated with a hand-made ceramic mosaic. The central location provides many amenities within easy reach and excellent access to public transport. The immediate vicinity of the railway station, which makes access from anywhere in Poland easier, cannot be overestimated.

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