H2Offices project gets WELL v2 Core, Shell pre-certification

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The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the global organization responsible for the certification of healthy, human-centered office spaces, has awarded the first phase of Skanska's H2Offices complex with WELL v2 Core & Shell pre-certification, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The project is on course to reach Platinum, the highest achievable level of the standard, the real estate company says.

The air quality within H2Offices will be ensured with increased fresh air supply, monitoring, and demand-controlled ventilation. A healthy level of humidity will be maintained in the rooms, which impedes the spread of viruses and bacteria. The project is designed to maximize daylight access and minimize glare while LED fixtures provide efficient light for building users.

Skanska's office development in Budapest will also feature a multifunctional garden and green terraces, allowing people to relax and recharge during the day. Bicycle storage, changing rooms and showers, as well as a rooftop running track will also be added to encourage recreation and a healthy lifestyle.

The office complex will promote good hygiene practices, and touchless technologies will play a significant role in increasing user safety when moving around in the building, the press release notes.

“The pre-certification for H2Offices is another success confirming that Skanska sets a high standard in terms of office space quality. Future users can be sure that their needs, their physical and mental health were considered during the design of the project. We aim to make our public community spaces even more refreshing and welcoming, creating water ponds and even a dedicated gardening space for the tenants to grow edible herbs. All these and many more in the name of wellbeing," said András Schmidt, environmental manager of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Hungary.

H2Offices is a complex of three office buildings in Budapest's Váci Corridor that will provide about 67,000 sqm of modern office space in total. The construction works started in August 2020 and the first phase of the complex is expected to be handed over in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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