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by Property Forum | Office

Futureal Group has launched the construction of Corvin Innovation Campus. The office complex equipped with contactless technology will offer nearly 30,000 sqm of gross leasable area (GLA) in the immediate vicinity of Corvin Promenade in Budapest. The new-generation building is being developed under Futureal’s Stay Safe initiative designed to respond to the changing market demand due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The first phase of the building is expected to be handed over in the autumn of 2022.

Corvin Innovation Campus is located at the intersection of Szigony, Tömő, Apáthy and Balassa Streets in Corvin Quarter, Central Europe's largest urban regeneration project. The first phase of the nine-storey complex will provide 15,800 sqm of GLA, while the second has 13,800 sqm of GLA. The Class A office building with unique facades will be surrounded by renovated and green public space and widened roads as part of the development. Corvin Innovation Campus has been designed to meet the tenants’ requirements shaped by the current global health issue. It has been developed and will be operated according to BREEAM Excellent and WELL Platinum certification systems.

Based on WELL’s strict health standards and experience, Futureal has launched its Stay Safe initiative. Under the program, Futureal is introducing new internal security standards and additional technological solutions to meet market demand for the office environment. The building's mechanical system and UV filters will provide clean air. As part of the Stay Safe initiative, common areas at Corvin Innovation Campus will become almost completely contactless. Automatic doors and light switches with card sensors, as well as safe distance signs will be set in the building. The elevators can be controlled with a mobile application, the toilets will also be equipped with contactless rinsing, hand washing and soap dispensers. The infrastructure is also going to be available to tenants that can enable them to create their working environment as healthy as possible.

The office complex has been designed to meet the expectations of the digital age, while a huge emphasis will be put on creating a green environment. Its courtyard as an extension of Corvin Promenade will offer a recreational area, from the main lobby there is direct access to a 3,000 sqm inner garden and inside the building, a multifunctional room ensures employees’ comfort and well-being. An increased number of bicycle storage spaces as well as separated showers and lockers will also be available to provide a viable alternative for public transport and car use.