Skanska Property Czech Republic announces its leasing start of the office building formerly known as Vysočanská brána in Prague. With the new ownership comes a new name Balabenka, based on the local name of the site where the building is located.


The consultancy firm King Sturge was appointed as the exclusive leasing agent for office and retail space in the building.


At the end of last year , Skanska Property acquired the office building with retail areas from ORCO. The building is strategically located on the boundary of Prague 8 - Karlín and Prague 9 - Vysočany, on the corner of Sokolovská and Českomoravská streets.


The total leasable area of the building is 13,000 m2 of which 10,500 m2 is A-class office space and 2,500 m2 retail space. The building has an underground car park with a capacity of 158 parking spaces.


Modern design

Balabenka is a modern seven-floor building that encapsulates attractive architecture and design, conceived by the architectural firm Bílek Associates, spol. s r.o. With its open-plan office spaces and traditional cellular offices, Balabenka offers a pleasant and quiet working environment.


Stepped terraces on each floor provide its tenants an unforgettable view of Prague. The complex is situated in a green city park, which creates a natural barrier. The new building was constructed by Skanska a.s.


Outstanding location

Balabenka is located just 15 minutes by car from Prague downtown in the area between Karlín and Vysočany. In addition to futuristic design, the building boasts a convenient location easily accessible by public transport as there are two metro stations (Českomoravská and Palmovka) just a few minutes away and two tram stops directly in front of it.


The building is also easily accessible from all parts of Prague by car and offers a direct approach to the motorways to Hradec Králové and Mladá Boleslav, Liberec. Within walking distance from the building there is a broad range of services and civic amenities including the shopping centers Galerie Harfa and the sports hall O2 Arena.


High standard of equipment and services

Superior materials and technologies were used during construction of the building emphasizing the highest possible functionality in conjunction with design. The offices meet the most demanding requirements placed by tenants on today's office market.


Balabenka office building has a stylish entrance lobby with reception, 24-hour security, intelligent building management system, magnetic card entry control, CCTV, electronic security, high-speed elevators, high quality administrative and technical facilities. Standard interior amenities include air conditioning, sprinklers, raised floors with floor-boxes and suspended ceilings with integrated lighting.