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Warsaw

Hargreaves Lansdown is opening a new technology centre in Warsaw

JLL advises in the lease transaction


Warsaw, 9 August  2017 – Hargreaves Lansdown, a leading provider of investment management and pension services to private investors and employers in the UK, is opening a new technology centre in Warsaw. This UK's number 1 'investment supermarket' will occupy approximately 3,200 sqm in Warsaw Spire, one of the most prestigious and awarded office buildings in Poland.

Michal Glowinski, General Manager of Hargreaves Lansdown, comments "We are opening a new technology centre in Warsaw, which will expand our software development capabilities. The centre is expected to initially grow to around 50 people and work on specific development projects. Warsaw was chosen for its vibrant business culture, flourishing technology sector, excellent communications infrastructure and the large numbers of English-speaking IT professionals".

"We have a diversified business with an established reputation for using innovative technology to make investing more accessible, easier and cheaper. Currently we are hiring in Warsaw top talents specializing in IT and software development", adds Michal Glowinski.

Hargreaves Lansdown is occupying temporary space of 700 sqm at the moment, and will move to its new premises located on two floors towards the end of 2017. The main reception will be located on 34th floor.

Warsaw Spire, developed by Ghelamco, is one of the most well-known investments on the Warsaw business map. The project consists of a 220-meter-high skyscraper and two 55-meter-high buildings. In total, the complex provides 109,000 sq m of space equipped with the most up-to-date technological solutions. The complex is distinguished by its excellent location (in close proximity to Daszyńskiego Roundabout, near the metro station) as well as plac Europejski, a 1.5 ha urban square, which has a number of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, including famous Art Walk.

"We are very excited and welcome Hargreaves Lansdown as our new tenant. We are glad that another international company has chosen Warsaw Spire", says Jarosław Zagórski, Commercial and Business Development Director, Ghelamco Poland.

Warsaw Spire was recently awarded the world's best project in the Best Office & Business Development category in a prestigious MIPIM Awards 2017.

Jakub Sylwestrowicz, Head of Tenant Representation, JLL, added: "Hargreaves Lansdown's short and long-term office space requirements were specified in great detail – they were looking for the most modern and state-of-an-art building in Poland, and they were especially fond of Warsaw Spire. Due to the shortages of available space we offered to sublease our own space on 25th floor to fulfill our Client's immediate needs. We have also managed to secure the most suitable target space in the shortest possible time. I believe that thinking ahead and identifying creative approaches to office space was a great way to save our Client's time and money."

JLL is providing to Hargreaves Lansdown full package of Office Occupier Services, including office search and negotiations, technical advisory, project management plus design & build for its new highly specified technology centre.

About Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown is a leading provider of investment and pension services in the UK. Our aim is to be the UK's No.1 choice for investments and savings. Founded in Bristol by Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown in 1981, today we administer over £77 billion of client assets on behalf of 932,000 investors (30th April 2017). We are listed in the FTSE 100 as one of the largest companies in the UK. We have a diversified business with an established reputation for providing exceptional service and value for money investment services, to both private investors and corporate clients. Our flagship "investment supermarket" is the largest and most popular direct to consumer investment and pension service in the UK.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At the end of the first quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 78,000. As of March 31, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $58.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

 

About Ghelamco Poland

Ghelamco Poland is the leader of the commercial property market in Poland and a pioneer in sustainable construction and public space design. Over the past 25 years the company has built its leading position as an investor, developer and general contractor by delivering over 1,100,000 sq m of best-in-class office, residential, commercial, and warehouse space. The sales volume has exceeded EUR 1.3 bn. The company's flagship investment is the Warsaw Spire office complex with Plac Europejski (European Square).

As a visionary in the industry, for years Ghelamco has continued to implement pioneering concepts of innovative, technologically advanced buildings which set new trends on the property market in Poland. It is the Belgian company which discovered the potential of the Mokotów district, introduced the concept of a business park in Poland, and, as the first company in the industry, certified office buildings in the prestigious BREEAM system. In its portfolio, the company already has 9 certified projects of total space of 320,000 sq m. Also, Ghelamco, as the first developer in Poland, discovered the potential of the Wola district, a location in which the capital's new business centre is being built.

Ghelamco is also the only developer in Poland with a broader perspective on sustainable construction and actively contributes to shaping the urban space. The company implements projects aimed at revitalizing entire districts by creating valuable city space, such as Plac Europejski. In order to further support city-forming activities, Ghelamco established Fundacja Sztuka w Mieście (Art in the City Foundation), whose goal is to improve the quality of public urban space through artistic and ambient activities for local communities. Ghelamco has won a lot of distinctions, including seven “Developer of the Year” awards in Poland.