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03.10.2018 | 10:20 Uhr

L’ORÉAL Austria relocates its headquarters to The ICON Vienna

L'ORÉAL, the world's largest manufacturer, signs long-term lease for around 2,900 m² and relocates to THE ICON VIENNA at the Vienna Central Train Station +++ In June 2019, around 210 employees will move into the new headquarters +++ Nestled in the new city district at the Central Train Station with an attractive mix of uses, The Icon Vienna project is becoming an outstanding business location in Vienna

SIGNA – Vienna, 02 October 2018 – SIGNA celebrates another big leasing success. L’ORÉAL Austria will relocate its new headquarters to the landmark office building THE ICON VIENNA at Vienna’s new Central Train Station. The world’s largest cosmetics manufacturer has signed a long-term lease for around 2,900 m² on two storeys in Tower 38 (38.5 m high). It plans to locate around 210 employees there, as of June 2019. L’ORÉAL is the world’s largest cosmetics manufacturer with a unique portfolio of 34 international, diverse and complementary brands.

THE ICON VIENNA at the new Vienna Central Railway Station not only enriches this urban business centre of Vienna, but also makes a defining architectural statement, consisting of three towers of different heights (88.00 m, 66.00 m and 38.50 m). The towers are connected by a shared base storey area, which will provide an attractive encounter area with retail outlets and restaurants to suit the needs and match the quality of the centre. The project is the only office building at the location with direct access to the public transport network of Vienna’s underground and urban railways, as well as to the main line system of Austrian Federal Railways and StationCity, with all its infrastructure facilities. Links to public and individual transport systems are just as good.

“L’ORÉAL Austria is relocating its headquarters after 16 years and moving into new office space in THE ICON VIENNA at the Central Train Station in the middle of next year. The branch is thus continuing its long-lasting expansion and taking into account the need to create ideal conditions for new, dynamic ways of working. What was decisive for the choice of the new location was the opportunity to obtain office space with the highest sustainability standards, in which sustainable, new ways of working can be implemented. L’ORÉAL is also one of the most sought-after employers in Austria, which is primarily due to the fact that we feel particularly committed to our employees”, said Country Manager Klaus Fassbender.

“We are pleased to have won L’ORÉAL Austria, one of Austria’s most attractive companies, as a tenant for THE ICON VIENNA. The fact that L’ORÉAL will move in as another tenant in June 2019 demonstrates the high desirability of our new, future-focused property”, stated SIGNA CEO Christoph Stadlhuber. “Our sustainable leasing success is a confirmation of our strategic orientation, which is to develop prestigious office properties in a prime location with good public access, exclusive facilities, and equipped with environmentally-friendly and cost-effective structures. I am pleased about this success, and we will continue on this promising path”, said Stadlhuber.

Learn more at: www.THE-ICON-VIENNA.com

About SIGNA

The SIGNA Group, founded by the Austrian entrepreneur René Benko, is a completely privately managed industry holding company active in the real estate and retail sectors. With a gross asset volume in the retail sector of more than EUR 14 billion and an additional development volume of around EUR 8 billion, the company is one of the most important real estate investors in Europe, and with around 45,000 employees and more than EUR 7.0 billion in sales – of which approx. 750 million come from its online business alone – it operates well-known retail companies.

The SIGNA Real Estate Group is one of the largest real estate investors in well-known European cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Vienna. It owns multiple landmark buildings in the best locations, such as the KaDeWe and the UPPER WEST Tower in Berlin, the Golden Quarter with the Park Hyatt Hotel in Vienna, the Alte Akademie in Munich or the Alsterhaus and the Alsterarkaden in Hamburg.