20/04/20 NEW MAJOR OFFICE TENANT AT IKAROS 2.0
The office complex IKAROS 2.0 has started its second lifecycle : SQUARE METER is really happy to welcome a new tenant who has chosen this premises to successfully run its operations. The new tenant is the Luxembourg State.
The State has chosen an area of approximately 17,000 m² spread over the two buildings Artemis and Apollo. The high quality and flexibility, the large number of parking spaces and the different shops and services installed on the street levels of the complex have contributed to the decision for this site.
Only 945 m² of office space as well as 284 m² of retail space are still available.
THE OTHER TENANTS AT IKAROS 2.0
Since the beginning of the marketing of the property four other companies have chosen to settle down here :
The Brasserie CHEZ L’ANCIEN, the childcare NASCHT, REVIVA CAPITAL and NORDEA INVESTMENT FUNDS.
About the Brasserie CHEZ l’ANCIEN
The Brasserie CHEZ L’ANCIEN belongs to an International Group that has been active in Luxembourg since 2005 and has taken over the restaurant area with a size of 1,000 m² in the building Artemis in September 2019.
The concept of CHEZ l’ANCIEN is committed to deliver a lunch experience of freshly cooked appetizing food with a hybrid service. The restaurant is accessible to the tenants of IKAROS 2.0 as well as to external visitors.
To round off the offer, CHEZ L’ANCIEN will also open a sandwich bar. It will be located in the building Apollo on a ground floor area of approximately 300 m² and will provide customers with tasteful coffee, sandwiches, salads and other take-away formulas throughout the day. The opening of the sandwich bar is planned in the course of 2020.
About the childcare NASCHT
The Nascht Group, which provides care for children from 2 months to 12 years within childcare and day care centres, has chosen an area of 550 m² in the building Apollo to open a new childcare.
The Nascht Group has been active in Luxembourg since 2012 and pursues its own vision of a pedagogy and professional supervision while paying great attention to the well-being of each child.
It is the 11th location of this type opened by the Nascht Group in Luxembourg. Located at the back of the building, the well-equipped space is quiet and gives direct access to a large private playground.
The childcare in the IKAROS 2.0 can welcome up to 70 children. The opening is foreseen in the course of 2020.
About REVIVA CAPITAL
Reviva Capital, present in Luxembourg since 2010, occupies 450 m² of office space on the ground floor of the building Apollo. This space is atypical as its shape is round and the free height exceeds 3.30 m.
Reviva Capital formerly rented spaces in a building in the vicinity of IKAROS 2.0. The aim was to stay in the surroundings as this area perfectly matches the expectations of the company. The move to the new spaces has taken place in December 2019.
Reviva Capital is specialised in debt recovery and workout services for banks, specialized investment firms, liquidators and other professional investors and is regulated as a Luxembourg financial sector professional by the Luxembourg Financial Supervisory Authority.
About NORDEA INVESTMENT FUNDS
Nordea Investment Funds, part of the Nordea Group, occupies approximately 4,000 m² spread over two floors in the building Artemis.
About IKAROS 2.0
The office complex consists of two buildings Artemis and Apollo, which provide together approx. 25,000 m² of office space, approx. 5,000 m² of archives and approx. 800 interior parking spaces.
The premises is made up of 5 upper and 4 basement floors. The three bright entrance areas of both buildings are accessible from rue de Neudorf. Each entrance has a different address.
Due to the high flexibility of the complex, companies of all sizes can be accommodated.
In addition to the office spaces, the street levels of both blocks are linked by a staircase and provide shops and services to the tenants as well as outside visitors. The idea was to create an environment in the style of a mini-galleria offering a restaurant, a sandwich shop with coffee bar, a child care, a concierge service, a fitness centre, a cash-dispenser, a hairdresser, etc..
IKAROS 2.0 benefits from high quality technical equipment and complies with the latest standards. It provides flexible, efficient and comfortable surfaces for occupants. The offices are equipped with modern technical equipment such as cooled ceilings, raised floors, ventilation and external blinds. Steps to obtain a BREEAM certification are in progress.
About SQUARE METER
For IKAROS 2.0 SQUARE METER provides Asset Management Services. After having determined the marketing strategy, restructured the office complex and prepared its repositioning on the real estate market, SQUARE METER mandated three real estate agencies, RealCorp, INOWAI and JLL, to find new tenants. Amongst these RealCorp was particularly active by introducing 3 of the 5 tenants, that rent spaces in the office complex today.
Many thanks to all the brokers for this good collaboration!
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