E.ON to be 1st exclusive office tenant at BakerStreet

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E.ON Hungária Zrt., the Hungarian unit of the E.ON Group has decided to move its Budapest site to BakerStreet, developed by Atenor Hungary. The energy company will move into its new Hungarian headquarters from Q2 2024 on 16,200 sqm, in the first phase of the BakerStreet office campus, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Atenor’s BREEAM Excellent and Access4You Gold-certified, ESG-proof BakerStreet project is located in Budapest's District XI. It will comprise two office buildings with a total leasable area of approx. 42,000 sqm.

“Following the restructuring of the E.ON Hungária Group, we were looking for an ideal solution for all our colleagues, a headquarters building, that adjusts to our increased headcount in the capital city, takes the commuting requirements of our Transdanubian employees into account, and adapts to the changes of working trends, the ever more present hybrid way of working at the same time. The new office building is being developed in one of the most dynamically developing areas of Budapest. Upon its selection, besides the economic considerations, the key aspects were sustainability, the application of future-proof solutions, and the adaptation of a flexible operational framework,” Zsolt Zsedényi, deputy CEO of E.ON Hungária Group said.

Atenor Hungary country director Zoltán Borbély noted that, “We are delighted and honored that E.ON chose BakerStreet as the future home of their Hungarian operations. We are convinced that ESG, which is at the heart of both of our businesses, will be increasingly important for large corporates in the future and will be essential in keeping highly qualified workforce. Sustainable and human workplaces enhancing wellbeing are an important part of this and Atenor is a partner providing exactly that to our tenants.”

In the transaction, JLL represented the tenant, while Atenor’s leasing representative was Colliers.

“We are proud that Hungary's market-leading energy company, E.ON, was represented by JLL's professional team during the transaction of their new 16,200 sqm HQ project. The fact that such an outstanding company, employing thousands of people, is moving to a newly developed office building proves that there is still a serious demand for modern, highly technical, and aesthetic office spaces. E.ON's new headquarters, in addition to meeting environmentally conscious and sustainable requirements, will serve the needs of the changed work culture and will also ensure the well-being of the employees," Péter Würsching, head of leasing at Jones Lang LaSalle Kft. added.

Both E.ON and Atenor are looking to focus on sustainability and ESG in order to mitigate the negative effects of climate change and to future-proof not only the operations of both organizations, but also our planet.

The Belgian real estate firm's BakerStreet project is aiming at putting the human experience into the forefront without compromising the environment. Two examples of the sustainable solutions employed are the UVC filters incorporated into the fresh air supply system in order to sanitize the air inflow, as well as the fact that all underground parking spaces will be equipped with or have the capacity to provide electric chargers to support e-mobility.

These technical features, as well as the common values with the developer Atenor, were the main factors in the decision of E.ON to relocate its HQ offices to the first phase of the project, according to the press release.

 

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