Lenovo, China Construction Bank, Mid Europa Partners
The “Bank Center” office building is located in the financial, banking and administrative center of Budapest, only a few blocks away from the Danube River, the building of the Parliament, and the headquarters of other important organizations of Hungary.District 5, called “Belváros” (Inner City) is the heart of the administrative and business center of Budapest and Hungary as well. This downtown area has a special atmosphere: plenty of green space, the surrounding parks, nearby restaurants, cafés and countless stores make spending time in the area a convenient and pleasant experience.
The architectural plan of the Bank Center was created by the internationally recognized Hungarian architect Dr. József Finta, on commission by Olimpya and York, a Canadian real estate development firm. The four ten-story tower buildings (Gránit, Platina I, Platina II and Citi) offer a total of 32 thousand square meters of premium-category office and retail space. With its unique appearance, the office complex, built in the business center of Budapest in 1995, is a modern building and just as prominent as the neighboring buildings, the National Bank of Hungary and the old Stock Exchange Palace.
The office spaces are highly equipped, allowing a wide range of office solutions. An average of 1,300 square meters of office area is available on each floor with suspended ceiling, a lighting level of 500 lux, a four-pipe heating and cooling system, cable trays that can be managed flexibly, and state-of-the-art telecommunications systems. There is a fire alarm and sprinkler system operating on all the floors.
On the ground floor and in the basement of the Bank Center, there are several retail stores, restaurants and cafés to serve the needs of the tenants. The conference rooms are located on the first floor of the Platina Tower with a view of Szabadság Square and the building of the National Bank of Hungary. The larger room can accommodate 100-110, and the smaller one up to 90 people. The two interconnecting conference rooms can comfortably host up to 120 guests.
The self-service restaurant of the Bank Center, which can cater for 90 people and offers great variety on the menu offers, and aside from the tasty meals, free (Wi-Fi) internet access as well. In the building of the Bank Center, there is also a newly established and equipped, premium-category fitness center on a floor area of 600 square meters. On weekdays, between 6 am and 10 pm, Bank Center Fitness offers a wide range of fitness and wellness services for the visitors including aerobics and spinning classes.
Metro lines: M1/M2/M3
Bus lines: 15, 109
Trolley bus lines: 70, 72, 73, 78
The area is easily accessible by all means of public transportation – e.g.: metro (270 meters), bus (20 meters), tram (50 meters), boat (100 meters) – and car. The business center is located 1 km from the Nyugati (WestEnd) Railway Station, 5 km from the main motorway junctions (M0, M1, M3, M7) and 20 km from Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
In October 2017 the Hungarian representation of one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies moved to a new office within their former office complex, now residing in the Platina Tower of Bank Center. The design, construction and project management works of the attractive, almost 470 sq m unit of Booking.com were all done by DVM group.
Bank Center has had an incredible year in 2013: the occupancy rate has reached 87%, which exceeds the 78% average of the CBD speculative office market stock. Besides the premium location, this result has been achieved by a modern, environment-friendly investment of the management. After a technological upgrade in 2012 a 15% cut in energy costs has been achieved. This means that Bank Centre is one of the most efficient and best value GREEN office buildings in Budapest today.
The premium office building in downtown Budapest has two new tenants. There has been almost 1,600 square meters of transactions completed during the summer and that leads to an outstanding occupancy rate of 88% at Bank Center.