October offers numerous events.

In October, we have once again organized blood donation in New City. As part of the action, a professional ambulance of the Regional Blood Donation Centre appeared on the premises of the complex, accompanied by nurses and doctors. The crew supervised the safety of all those who decided to donate blood.

 

 

On the occasion of Halloween, we invited the New City employees to crave together the pumpkins. The event, as in the past years, was very popular among the tenants. Every employee, with the help of a hostess, could create a pumpkin composition and take it back home afterwards.

 

 

Last month, the publishing house Burda organized also an autumn book fair. Once again, the New City employees had the occasion to purchase the publications of this publishing house at reduced prices.

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Car Free Day.

September 23rd is the European Car Free Day, during which, every year, we promote commuting to work using city transport. Delicious muffins, thematically related to public transport, were waiting for our tenants at the reception desk of the building. Eco approach is crucial for us!

 

In September, two new companies confirmed their willingness to join the group of New City tenants. Together, they will rent about 650 m2 of office space.

 

We began works related to the new fit-out of the small reception in the New City building. Within the scope of the project, the reception desk, the lightning, as well as the whole decoration of the reception will gain a new look.

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Fit-out works in the building.

August was the month during which we focused on the fit-out works of our tenants, i.e. for HAVI Logistics who will soon occupy the premises on the fourth floor. In the Allergan company, there are refurbishment works being carried out on the occupied surface. Valeo joined the group of New City tenants, with the plan to move into the building next year.

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New City cares for comfort of the tenants.

In order to meet the expectations of our tenants, we have created a smoking room. The new element, an aesthetically pleasing roofed object, has appeared in the side area of the complex.
The patio where the employees like to rest is also very popular. For greater comfort, we added more greenery to the space. Moreover, intensive works are being carried out concerning the revitalization of elevators.

We began cooperation with a new tenant who will move to New City in May 2018 and will occupy premises with the surface of about 980 m2.

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BikeDAY in New City – two wheels for everyone.

Professional bicycle services, games and contests with prizes, tests of various kinds of bikes and the possibility to try your skills at a professional trainer. All this waits for New City tenants on Friday, June 23rd, in ​​the New City complex.

 

On 23rd June, Hines, in collaboration with Bike2Box organizes BikeDAY for the third time. The event aims to encourage as many people to choose cycling as an alternative mode of transport to the workplace.

On the New City complex there will be available for you professional, free bicycle service. Anyone who comes that day to work by bike can leave two wheels to service and also get an expert advice on bike maintenance.

Throughout the day it will be also available to take part in a first aid course run by a paramedic, next to the test zone.

 

The event begins at 8:30 am and for the participants we have prepared a few surprises. On the test zone tenants will be able to try their skills at different kinds of bikes. During the competition tenants can take part in the race cycling on the trainer. 5 minutes of workout on this device will make them forget about work and de-stress on Friday afternoon.

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BURDA PROLONGS THE LEASE AGREEMENT IN THE NEW CITY

Hines, the international real estate firm and owner of  New City building in Warsaw has renewed the lease agreement with Burda International Poland – one of the world's largest media and technology groups. The tenant will occupy more than 4,000 square meters of office space on the top floors of the complex.

 


At present, advanced modernization and arrangement works are being carried out, aimed at adapting the new office space to the needs of Burda International Poland. The project has put a lot of emphasis on creating modern functional space that will provide the most comfortable conditions for editorial and creative teams. The office space will include a professional photo studio and specially arranged fashion and beauty rooms for styling and the realization of photo session.

 


“In line with the philosophy ‘Tenant Comes First’, the primary goal of Hines Polska is to provide tenants with the most friendly and comfortable working conditions. The effectiveness of our actions is reflected in the satisfaction of firms like Burda International Poland, which after five years of leasing the office space in New City, decides to continue the cooperation,”  said Julia Racewicz, asset manager, Hines Poland.

 


The new tenant's office will be located on three floors of the building (the entire floors nine and 10 and half of the eighth floor).

 


Multimedia reception will be located on the top floor of the office with connection to a large Burda Café – dedicated to business meetings and guests of the company. The arrangement of this part of the office will include creation of a two-level relaxation zone with comfortable sofas and long wooden tables that will facilitate the integration of employees. The open spaces were complemented by a variety of informal meeting places that will be separated by a high back couches. In addition, designated places will also feature silenced telephone booths. Resting areas as well as individual work places were also taken into account. There will also be plenty of flexible space for organizing training and thematic events for clients and readers. The interior design will be complemented by natural elements of greenery and a view of the panorama of Warsaw.

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New locker rooms and showers for cyclists were opened

New locker rooms and showers for cyclists were opened in the New City building immediately after the first weekend of May.


These facilities add to the existing ample cycling infrastructure in the building. They are located in a mezzanine above the main lobby, right beside the NEW rest and relaxation zone.

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New fitness club called Zdrofit in New City

In April, a new fitness club called Zdrofit was opened in New City. The change in fitness operator received a positive response from our Tenants.

 

To Celebrate Earth Day last month, we organized a collection of waste electronic equipment in New City. Over the several days of the initiative, our Tenants and their personnel had the opportunity to dispose of obsolete electronic devices in exchange for an environmental giveaway.

 

Another initiative in New City that month was the launch of an umbrella rental service. On cloudy and rainy days, the New City personnel and visitors may now collect umbrellas from the reception free of charge to protect themselves from rain.

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International Women’s Day in New City.

At the beginning of March, we celebrated International Women's Day. This was a good occasion to present all women with flowers.

 

SNA Europe, a supplier of professional hand tools and our long-standing Tenant, decided to renew its tenancy in the New City building for several more years.

 

Also in March, the New City lobby was used as a set by a film crew shooting a new HBO series.

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DJI Drones in New City

Poland’s first-ever DJI Drones (DJI) showroom has just opened at New City, an office complex at ul. Marynarska 15 in Warsaw managed by Hines Polska for Hines Global REIT. The lease agreement was signed for five years. DJI is the largest and most recognizable drone manufacturer in the world, with its products designed for both professionals and beginners. The store located on the ground floor of New City was leased by RCpro, distributor and dealer for DJI.


“With its perfect visibility, proximity to bus and tram stops, as well as avaiability of a parking lot for visitors and customers, New City is attracting tenants looking for commercial space. A testament to this is the opening of Poland’s first DJI Flagship Store providing a range of top-quality products for both professionals and amateurs,” said Przemysław Iznerowicz, managing director, Hines Polska.


New City tenants can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a state-of-the-art carpooling system and a dedicated Veturilo bike station, as well as the first bike rental box in Poland. Recently, Hines has completely renovated the common areas – the mezzanine and terrace – available to complex employees and visitors.

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Minor renovation improvements completed

Last month, we completed minor renovation improvements in the elevator lobbies and in the corridors leading to the Tenants' space. The aim of the work was to maintain the shared spaces in perfect condition at all times and the work will be continued in the coming months.

 

The Olimp Restaurant prepared a special offer for New City personnel by inviting the Tenants for free soft drinks.

 

Following negotiations lasting nearly one and a half years, February saw the signing of a tenancy agreement with New City's largest Tenant.

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Reconstruction of Marynarska street – ncreased the numbers of driveways available

Due to the continuing reconstruction of Marynarska street, we are making every effort to ensure that the investment affects our Lessees as little as possible. Recently, we have increased the numbers of driveways available from the side of Cybernetyki street and we are now conducting a short survey among our Lessees pertaining to the reconstruction of that street. Opinions and comments thus gathered will be forwarded to bodies managing the investment.

 

Also in November, a new Lessee – Fabryka Okularów – opened an optical salon as part of its Doktor Marchewka network in New city. On this occasion, a Health Day was organised, as part of which it was possible for Lessees to have their eyesight tested, get advice about choosing glasses and advice about eye makeup, and to take part in simple tests to check their physical constitution.

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