IBM Hungary moves headquarters to Corvin Innovation Campus
IBM Hungary will move its headquarters to Futureal’s Corvin innovation campus in 2023, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
The office complex is located in the Corvin district, the largest urban regeneration project in Central Europe. The building is developed by Futureal according to BREEAM Excellent and WELL Platinum certifications. The tech company will begin occupying its new headquarters in 2023 with JLL involved in the selection, introduction and preparation of the deal.
“The office building will provide our strategic real estate solution with the latest standards of space and collaborative services, a fully IoT-enabled smart building demonstrating that IBM and IBM technologies work together,” said Edina Drabik, Managing Director of IBM Hungary ISSC.
While Corvin Innovation Campus has been designed to meet the expectations of the digital age, the focus will be on creating a green environment; terrace area on each floor, an interior garden will be formed to function as a social space for employees. The category “A” office building with unique facades will be surrounded by renovated and green public spaces and widened roads as part of the development.
“We are proud that the Corvin Innovation Campus is home to IBM’s new Hungarian headquarters. Despite these difficult times, we have managed to sign three major agreements in the market over the past year, indicating that there is still a strong demand for high quality office developments with an exceptional location, solutions cutting-edge digital technology and exceptional services in the Hungarian capital. Harsh times have proven that tenants value a strong, reliable developer with a vision for the future with a sense of sustainability and valid responses to the ever-changing demands of the office, ”said Tibor Tatár, CEO of Futureal.
As part of Futureal’s Stay Safe health protection initiative, the common areas of the Corvin Innovation Campus will become almost completely contactless. Automatic doors and switches with card sensors, as well as safety distance panels will be installed in the building. The complex offers metro, tram, easy access to the airport, car park equipped with charging stations for electric cars, bicycle storage, changing rooms and showers.
“It has been an honor to be part of a great Hungarian relocation project. Thanks to our strong cooperation with IBM and Futureal, we were able to help one of the leading technology companies find an ideal office location for their operations in Budapest, ”said Péter Würsching, Leasing Manager at JLL.
Since the resort is located in close proximity to the Corvin Promenade, the area offers full retail, restaurants, sports facilities and a full range of services. Corvin Promenade is an internationally recognized development project. Among other accolades, he won the European Commercial Real Estate Prize for the best mixed-use development in Europe and the FIABCI Hungary Prize for Real Estate Development. In 2014, the project received the Global Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
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