On 5 April, a foundation stone was laid under the NEON building, the final stage of the Alchemia business centre currently being developed in Gdańsk. Complementing its predecessors in both architectural style and functionality, the building will be the last part of the complex that has been in development by Torus since 2011. NEON will bring over 35,000 sq. m of space to the market, with approx. 33,500 sq. m dedicated to office space.
With the foundation stone just put in place, the NEON building will be the final stage of the unique investment project that is ALCHEMIA. Today’s event feels like powering up a generator that will provide the energy needed for the building’s construction. I am sure there will be no shortage of this energy, as we all strongly believe that we are creating something for our residents and for our city, something that is also beautiful. I find every event held by Torus very touching, but also a great source of joy. I would like to take this moment to express my admiration for those involved in the creation of these wonderful and highly complex buildings. I would like to thank them for their engagement and hope they draw a great deal of satisfaction in their work, as we undertake this unique, creative task.
Małgorzata Dobrowolska, Torus owner, said.
When working on Alchemia we have tried to not only learn from experience with our earlier projects, especially Arkońska Business Park, but go a step further when thinking about commercial buildings and office space in the city. We put quality first and have always been – this attracts demanding tenants and investors, as well as a diverse and accessible offer of retail services, coming together to give our business centre a truly urban feel. NEON is the fulfillment of this multi-stage project, a realisation of the vision, which, even in 2011, was deemed by some as too bold for the Polish office property market.
Sławomir Gajewski, Torus Chairman of the Board, said.
The tenants of Alchemia are large international companies, including Street Bank Polska, Lufthansa Systems Poland, Kemira, as well as well-known Polish ones like Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Oświatowe, Grupa Wirtualna Polska and Torus, the building’s property developer. Alchemia plays a large part in the urban renewal of the local area, having been built over the former Chemia industrial buildings. All Alchemia buildings are certified under the U.S.-based LEED rating scheme for energy efficient buildings, attaining the highest possible level – Platinum. This means that the buildings meet the highest quality standards, taking employee and visitors’ health, and the environment, into account. Alchemia was designed by Warsaw’s APA Wojciechowski and its LEED consultant is Architects & Consultants / AVA Agnes Vorbrodt & Associates.