Merck Sharp & Dohme, one of the global market leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, has joined the group of tenants in the newly opened office complex Twin City by leasing over 1,000 sq m of office space.
Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) is a global healthcare company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. The company has been active on the Slovak market since 1993.
Teams from the real estate consultancy firm JLL Slovakia represented Merck Sharp & Dohme in the process of selecting the suitable solution, negotiation of lease terms and project management services.
The Twin City complex* developed by the Slovak developer HB Reavis is located in the central business district in close proximity to the Bratislava main bus station Mlynske Nivy and to the junction of Karadžičova a Mlynské Nivy Streets. For tenants this complex brings a combination of A class modern premises with all necessary amenities – numerous restaurants, cafes, retail, service point together with convenient location in close proximity to the Bratislava historical city center.
“Twin city is a top scheme, part of the new business district that we are gradually developing in this area. We are glad that our portfolio of tenants has been enlarged by another significant company. We believe, together with our strong partners we can bring life to the new Bratislava business zone,” ads Adrian Rac, CEO of HB Reavis Slovakia.
Peter Musil, Managing director MSD, says: „Our goal is to protect and to improve people´s health. To suceed, we strive to create for our employees a motivating environment full of mutual respect that supports teamwork. The Twin city complex fulfilled our requirements and offered convenient technical equipment with good transportation accessebility.“
Dalibor Surový, Head of Office Agency and Tenant Representation in JLL Slovakia, says: „The Bratislava office market is in terms of developer´s operations very active. Currently almost every developer is bringing new office scheme to the market. In H1, office take-up exceeded 110,000 sq m, which is in comparison to the previous year an increase of ca. 48 %. We also see the shift in tenants´ needs who in a good way have become more demanding. They look for smart, efficient offices in good location providing a high quality working environment, bringing benefits for employees and attracting new talents.”
Michal Oparty, Head of Project and Development Services at JLL Slovakia, adds: “Our P&DS team had a role of a Project manager throughout the whole process, from space planning, through construction to a project’s completion. Thanks to the high level of professionalism and best efforts from all involved parties – all the team members on MSD, JLL and Landlord’s site – and despite the challenging conditions, the project met the deadlines and reached high savings.”