Connect Lunch Bar Selected a Canteen Operator at Warsaw's Spark

Connect Lunch Bar has been selected as a canteen operator at Skanska’s Spark office building under construction in Warsaw. It will be its eleventh location in the capital city. The tenant was represented in the transaction by global tenant-only real estate advisory firm Cresa.

Spark comprises three office buildings which will provide 70,000 sqm of leasable space once fully built out. The office complex is located at the so-called Serek Wolski site, in Wolska Street, at the junction of Solidarności Avenue and Towarowa Street. The space outside Spark will be available to both the scheme’s employees and local residents. The public square with an amphitheatre, an exercise area, trampolines, a water mist system and a linear park has been designed as a meeting place for Warsaw inhabitants and a place for work in open air.

Connect Lunch Bar has operated in Class A office buildings since 2005, providing wholesome meals made from high-quality ingredients delivered on a daily basis. It does not reheat pre-cooked meals. Connect Lunch Bar also provides catering services. It operates in ten office buildings in Warsaw, including Warsaw Trade Tower, Postępu 14 and Nimbus Office, and at Wrocław’s Retro Office House. Connect Lunch Bar is planning to step up expansion both in Warsaw and on regional markets. Cresa is currently negotiating seven new locations for Connect Lunch Bar across Poland.

“Our team members are ambitious and creative, and have broad professional experience. We put our heart and soul into each new canteen so that it perfectly complements an office building. We are delighted that Skanska has appreciated our efforts and that we will soon be able to serve meals to people working at Spark,” said Marek Dębicki, the owner of Connect Lunch Bar.

Connect Lunch Bar will occupy 335 sqm on the ground floor of Spark’s first building. The canteen will open in the third quarter of 2018.

“Connect Lunch Bar cares about meal quality and consumer health. Thanks to close cooperation with landlords, tenants are provided with a place where they can relax over a good meal. Skanska Group will be one of Spark’s anchor tenants. The canteen will also be open to tenants of buildings two and three, and local residents,” said Kamil Komoński, Advisor at Cresa Poland, the world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm.

Skanska is applying for a WELL certificate for Spark, a measure of office space quality focusing on enhancing people’s health and wellbeing.