First BREEAM In-Use rated office building in Central Asia

Park View Office Tower in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan has become the first office building in Central Asia to gain a certificated rating to the internationally recognised BREEAM In-Use sustainability standard.

A large business centre in the heart of Almaty’s historic city centre, Park View Office Tower attained a ‘Very Good’ rating for Building Management under BREEAM In-Use International.

"Park View Office Tower is an excellent example of what can be achieved with a responsible and sustainable approach to the building management process," said Lukasz Skowronski, commercial director at Global Development, the building’s owner and a leading player in Kazakhstan’s commercial real estate market. "Obtaining BREEAM In-Use certification was a great experience for our team, and has confirmed the top class status of our building."

The 1052m2 of leasable office space on each level of this sixteen-floor building is reported to be highly sought-after by firms based in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan and a major commercial and cultural centre. The buildings also has a canteen, food court, restaurant and cafeteria facilities, a hi-tech meeting and conference room and free Wi-Fi zone. Park View was also recognised as “The Best Grade-A Office Building in Kazakhstan” at the annual awards of the Commercial Real Estate Week, recently held in Astana.

BREEAM In-Use assessments are carried out by an international network of independent, licensed assessors such as Drees & Sommer who audited Park View Office Tower. "We are constantly working with the best real estate consultancies to help us implement the best practices in our day-to-day operations,"' says Lukasz Skowronski, "and that is why we chose Drees & Sommer as our project consultants and licensed assessors."

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