HOP Gets Well HSR Certification
HOP Gets Well HSR Certification
The HOP in Warsaw has been awarded the WELL Health – Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The certificate confirms that the HOP meets the highest health and safety standards. The post-modern office building has been extensively upgraded by PineBridge Benson Elliot and Syrena Real Estate. It continues to improve its functional parameters and add functionalities for tenants.
The International WELL Building Institute has reviewed the HOP in detail against a range of health-related factors, including air and water quality, sanitation compliance, emergency preparedness, and engagement in communication with tenants and stakeholders. The WELL Health – Safety Rating certificate is another important rating for the HOP, which has previously received a BREEAM in Use certificate at EXCELLENT level and a “Facility without Barriers” certificate from the Integration Foundation.
The upgrade of the building, completed by PineBridge Benson Elliot and Syrena Real Estate, was instrumental in achieving the certification. The post-modern office building from the 1990s has been revitalised both visually and functionally in line with ESG factors. The façade of the office building has gained a new, distinctive appearance against the background of Chmielna Street. In front of the HOP, a 600 sq. m public square has been filled with greenery and places to relax. A new coworking zone for the building’s users and conference rooms with a total area of 1,000 sq. m are available on the ground floor. Tenants can use a bicycle zone with full infrastructure, as well as charging stations for hybrid and electric cars in the underground garage. The office building features an unusual space: a flat dedicated to an artist residency. Thanks to an agreement between Syrena Real Estate and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the space hosts free of charge artists and educators associated with this cultural institution. The new HOP has been designed by Anna Łoskiewicz of Łoskiewicz Studio.
The HOP offers more than 14,000 sq. m of leasable space, including 13,000 sq. m of offices and co-working spaces. The building has six above-ground storeys and one underground storey with a car park offering 94 parking spaces.
“The HOP boasts a great location in the business heart of the city. Following the upgrade, it sets new trends with people, their needs and comfort at the centre. We still have spaces available for rent. We lease spaces from 300 sq. m up to an entire floor, which offers great possibilities of space arrangement tailored to each company’s expectations,” said Ewa Lubańska, Leasing Manager at Syrena Real Estate.
Tenants of the HOP building include: cmT Group, YOPE, 4 Life Direct, Aplikacje Krytyczne, Medical Continence Centers, BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA, ERM Polska, and Evergreen. The facility manager, Syrena Real Estate, has its headquarters in the building. The ground floor of the office building houses the LUPO Pasta Fresca restaurant owned by Warsaw restaurateur Justyna Kosmala, as well as a Żabka grocery store.
Syrena Real Estate is a dynamic Polish private company operating in the commercial real estate market since 2016. It focuses on direct investments and property management for foreign investors. The company cooperates with renowned international investors, including Pinebridge Benson Elliot, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, and Starwood Capital. Syrena Real Estate manages a property portfolio with a total area of 110,000 sq.m. and a market value of € 435 million. It specialises in value-added projects. The company’s flagship projects include the revitalised post-modern HOP office building on Chmielna Street in Warsaw (14,000 sq.m.) and Diuna office complexes - former Marynarska Business Park - (46,000 sq.m.).