In March 2018, Business Link and Skanska jointly launched a new business space located in the centre of Krakow. The High5ive office complex provides nearly 4,000 sqm of space, offering 140 offices, 24 co-working areas and 5 conference rooms. The project, following investments in Warsaw and Poznan, is another flexible office space opened jointly by Business Link and Skanska.
The new Business Link office is located on the first and second floors of the state-of-the-art High5ive office building, developed on Pawia Street. It is situated in close proximity to the Dworzec Centralny railway station. Its clients can enjoy not only the co-working space, offices and conference rooms equipped with modern multimedia devices, but also have the opportunity to use communal areas, kitchens and phone booths which allow for telephone conversations in quiet surroundings.
The project for the new location was designed once again for Business Link by architects at FBT in association with Fruit Orchard.
Skanska, in order to create a place that would be open to all tenants, also intends to develop the spaces between the office buildings and incorporate them into High5ive complex. The publicly available square between the first two buildings offers a large seating area which is surrounded by a variety of flora and benches. In addition, High5ive also provides a special parking area for cyclists which are based on solutions introduced by cities such as Amsterdam.
The space in High5ive is the second location of Business Link that has been developed in Kraków. In 2011, Business Link launched its premises at Mogilska 65.
Business Link creates space and supports businesses whatever development stage they are at. In the next few years, the company aims to become the largest community of prospective entrepreneurs in the CEE region. This year, both companies plan to open offices in Wroclaw and Prague as well as on the markets of Hungary and Romania sometime in the future.
Skanska holds 50% shares in Business Link and remains the company’s main shareholder.