The fourth office building recently opened in Iulius Town Timișoara, the only urban regeneration mixed-use complex in the west of Romania. Comprising two levels of underground parking, semi-basement, ground floor, 15 floors of office space and two technical floors, United Business Center 0 (UBC 0) has a total leasable area of 30,000 sqm and accommodates the offices of 15 companies and 4,000-plus employees.
“The new building is a project adapted to market requirements, addressing a real need in the office segment for premium office spaces adjusted to the current reality and the employees’ expectations for their working environment. Beyond the state-of-the-art technological equipment, which creates optimal working conditions, and furnishings that encourage the exchange of ideas and socializing, it is also very important to note the services and facilities available to employees, which are increasingly relevant for companies. UBC 0 is fully leased to companies with expansion plans or newcomers in the region, who are joining the business community in Iulius Town Timișoara,” said Laurențiu Manea, Office Buildings Manager Iulius Town Timișoara.
The building accommodates the two-floor center of software developer Endava. Companies that occupy one floor each include the Porsche Engineering Romania development center, the software development center of Cognizant Softvision, and the office of market research and survey company Toluna România. The UBC 0 community also includes the offices of IT consulting & management company Infosys Consulting, the software development center of Haufe Group, the customer relations support service center Linde Global Services Romania, doctari group technology hub, Unbabel technology center in translation, IT Vizion industrial IT solutions center, the service center of brake technology developer TMD Friction, and the local office of the professional services firm PwC Romania.
Offices with urban gardens and focus on socializing
The new premium office building is integrated in the Iulius Town Timișoara mixed-use complex, which provides immediate access to stores and services, themed restaurants and coffee shops, food court, offices of public institutions, kindergarten and primary school, the largest fitness center in Romania, multiplex cinema including the VIP dinner and movie all-inclusive concept, medical services and multiple leisure opportunities.
Moreover, the employees in the new office building and beyond will also have access, at the semi-basement and ground floor levels, to new themed restaurants, as well as the Shop Express concept, a destination that includes four concept stores with varied, healthy and always fresh products and goodies.
Furthermore, the employees will be able to enjoy special discounts via the Partner Card loyalty program in more than 100 locations in the mixed-use complex. Another advantage of the UBC offices is an urban garden integrated in the same project, which allows you to combine office work with outdoor relaxation, including a varied events calendar.
UBC 0 is undergoing the green building certification process in line with the LEED international standard of U.S. Green Building Council, being designed, built and operated in accordance with international sustainability principles in terms of saving resources and reducing the carbon footprint. To ensure enhanced comfort levels for the people working in the UBC 0 offices, the continuous glass façade has thermal insulation properties and allows for natural light exposure. The building is fitted with eight high-speed elevators and a technical management and control Building Management System, which help to optimize the work environment and make the consumption more efficient. UBC 0 consumes 40% less water, meeting the parameters of an environmentally friendly building, and rainwater is reused to irrigate green spaces.
In line with the sustainability strategy that supports urban mobility using alternative and eco-friendly means of transportation, the newest office building in the Iulius Town mixed-use complex includes showers and changing rooms for those who ride their bikes to the office, as well as dedicated parking spaces with car charging option for employees driving electric vehicles.