Moderna opens its Polish headquarters in Warsaw UNIT
The biotechnology giant and producer of the vaccine against COVID-19, American Moderna, has chosen the Warsaw UNIT skyscraper as its new office. In the new location, it will open a business services centre that will support Moderna group companies located all over the world.
Warsaw UNIT is one of the tallest and most technologically advanced buildings in Poland. Ghelamco’s latest investment is located in the new business centre in Warsaw’s Wola district. Moderna will occupy 4500 sqm of the high-rise building. The company also considered locations in Ireland, Hungary and the countries of the Middle East, but ultimately the choice fell on the capital of Poland. The country’s business prospects, stability and location were to be decisive.
– Innovative companies need innovative and safe spaces, and our buildings offer exactly that. Warsaw UNIT attracts international corporations who appreciate its quality and location in the heart of Warsaw’s business district – says Jarosław Zagórski, Sales and Development Director at Ghelamco Poland.
About Warsaw UNIT
Warsaw UNIT is one of the most technologically advanced skyscrapers in Poland. The architectural design has been developed by the Polish and Belgian Architecture Studio: Projekt. The building is managed by CBRE, an international consulting company, which also has its headquarters in the building. The building’s tenants include the insurance company Warta.
The building uses Signal OS, a proprietary operating system for buildings. Thanks to it, the users receive, e.g., access to a mobile application enabling them to access the building or invite guests and reserve parking spaces. The skyscraper has also been equipped with innovative solutions which will allow the building to immediately enter the so-called pandemic mode. The Warsaw UNIT includes equipment such as UV lamps installed in the elevators (they will be activated in cabins in “stand-by” mode) and in air-conditioning systems.
Skyscraper as the first in Poland received pre-certification from the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) in the latest WELL v2 Core system, which takes into account the users well-being. It is also currently subject to the WELL Health-Safety Rating certification process, which assesses the preparedness of buildings to operate during the pandemic.
UNIT sets trends in sustainable construction, which is confirmed by ecological certificates such as Green Building Standard and BREEAM, in which the skyscraper received the highest possible rating. It also holds the title of “Object without barriers”, which means that the building is adapted to the needs of people with disabilities and limited mobility.
Warsaw UNIT is also recognizable in the world for its unique Skyfall Warsaw, fully glazed terrace at the top, which leans out of the building, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. This is the only such attraction in Europe.