Woolf Theiss Warsaw is changing location this year
Wolf Theiss is expanding in Poland and plans to move to Central Point this autumn (2021). The new building is being constructed in the very centre of the capital, at the only point where the capital's two metro lines intersect. It is one of the most prominent flagship investments currently under construction by Immobel in Poland, and designates a new, ultimate landmark commercial address, not just in the very heart of the business district but also of Warsaw city as a whole.
The new space for Wolf Theiss is geared to meeting new needs of the continuing expansion of a team gaining more complex, cross-border projects. The office will become the Polish highlight of a law firm that serves the most significant business entities in the CEE/SEE region.
The new future address of Wolf Theiss in Poland, Central Point, designed by Kazimierski and Ryba in cooperation with Arquitectonica, is being built as a 22-floor building with a total surface area of 19,000 sq m. The construction is expected to be completed in Q3 of this year. Central Point is located in the very centre of Warsaw at the corner of Marszałkowska and Świętokrzyska streets with a significant cultural history – Warsaw’s PAST tower – just next door. The building's name is a straightforward description of the excellent location: atop the intersection of both metro lines. This modern and top-in-class building will receive a BREEAM “Excellent” certificate and will provide immediate public transport options to both Wolf Theiss staff and their clients to and from all parts of the city.
"Our team is doing extremely well working in remote mode. The current situation only confirms that building a law firm in accordance with the concept of a flexible work environment combined with very high team motivation was a perfect solution, resulting in an efficient and seamless service for our clients. Nevertheless, the team is growing ever-stronger, so we were happy to make the forward-looking decision to move our location in order to accommodate this expansion. This is a decision for the next few years, and hopefully it will coincide neatly with the return to pre-pandemic office work when that time comes", says Tomasz Stasiak, co-managing partner of Wolf Theiss in Poland.
At the moment, the Wolf Theiss' office in Poland is located on the top floor of the Mokotowska Square building with over 1,000 sq m of office space and a terrace for the firm's exclusive use. The Warsaw team of the law firm will move to the new 1,500 sq m premises and will occupy the whole fourth floor with an external terrace and half of the fifth floor.
“Central Point offers boutique and tailor-made office space located in Warsaw’s city centre. Because of the building’s design and location, we are convinced that Central Point is ideal for Wolf Theiss’ office space. It will be the perfect place for their headquarters in Poland as well as for the firm's business development in one of the most attractive areas in Warsaw,” says Marzena Zielonka, Director at Office Agency of JLL, the agent responsible for the commercialisation process of Central Point.
“A prestigious location is important in the legal sector. As Wolf Theiss is placing a large amount of emphasis on employee experience, the fourth floor will feature an outdoor terrace with a view of the Palace of Culture and Science, the Old Town and the Saxon Garden. The law firm is moving its office after 10 years. We secured satisfactory commercial terms for our client during lease negotiations,” says Łukasz Dreger, Senior Associate at the Office Department of Cresa Poland, who assisted Wolf Theiss in the lease transaction.
This is not the first such change of the standard of the Wolf Theiss' office in the CEE/SEE region, where the law firm provides services. The bar had already been raised by the Czech team and its modern premises designed by Petr Štolba in the Oasis building in Prague. Last year they won the Offices of the Year (Kanceláře roku) competition in the category Lawyer Offices organized by real estate advisors Procházka & Partners.
"It is not just an increase in space size, but a genuinely symbolic step toward the very centre, where business is booming. This new high-class building will be arranged according to our needs, will meet our expectations of tomorrow, and will allow our team to work and serve our clients in even more comfortable conditions, in the very business heart of Warsaw. We would like the opening of the office this autumn to take place at a time that will allow us to enjoy this space by both the whole team and our clients," sums up Peter Daszkowski, co-managing partner of Wolf Theiss in Poland.
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