Gabriel Balaban, the head of the project management department within CBRE Romania has managed the development of new office buildings projects, as well as the fit-out works for several tenants on the Romanian office market, such as Hewlett Packard, EBRD, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, ING Bank, according to Razvan Iorgu, general manager within CBRE Romania.

”The reconversion process involves the replacement and reconfiguration of the air-conditioning and ventilation systems, electrical and plumbing. At the same time, the building will benefit from new security and fire systems”, Iorgu also said.

The building has balconies for each floor and terraces at the top levels.

The reconversion project will be completed in November this year, and will have a rentable area of approx. 4,500 sqm, distributed on six floors and entresol level. Among the new facilities there are a fitness room and sauna, while ground floor of the building will include a café.

Metropolis Center has a total rentable area of 27,800 sqm, with 11,000 sqm A class office spaces on seven floors. The rest of the area is designated to the commercial gallery on the ground floor, to the Loft restaurant, Starlight apart-hotel and the underground parking with a capacity of 186 parking places.

One of the companies who rented office spaces is Reckitt Benckiser, whose portfolio includes brands such as Durex, Strepsils and Nurofen, occupying approx. 1,000 sqm. Other tenants of the building are   Advent, Parexel and Citroën.

Metropolis Center, completed in May 2009, was developed by the Austrian group Soravia and keeps a part of the façade and structure of the former print house “Cartea Romaneasca”. (source: