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22.03.2018

UniCredit Bank Austria headquarters on the Austria Campus:
The relocation to the new company headquarters in Austria Campus has started

  • As an office location the Austria Campus sets new standards for modern working
  • Highest priority on environmental friendliness and sustainability with own system for extracting geothermal energy
  • The new headquarters is location for UniCredit Bank Austria, the Vienna based UniCredit CEE units and all other UniCredit legal entities in Vienna
  • One of the largest relocation projects in Central Europe: 5,300 employees are relocating to Austria Campus
  • UniCredit has around 60,000 square metres of office space in two buildings, and the relocation process will be complete by July 2018

The new headquarters for UniCredit Bank Austria, the Vienna based UniCredit CEE units and all legal entities of UniCredit in Vienna on the Austria Campus were built by SIGNA on the basis of the winning project of an urban planning competition according to the plans of Boris Podrecca Architects, and were expanded by UniCredit in a tailored manner according to aspects of contemporary work organisation. The design centres on an innovative office landscape that facilitates new working models and practices. An open office structure improves communication and the exchange of information. The SmartWorking concept is central: staff will be able to work from anywhere on the Campus and remotely from home – in fact from anywhere at all, even when they’re on the move. Thus the new headquarters is the basis for the further development of the corporate culture to strenghten responsibility, flexibility and trust of employees in their day-to-day work.

Throughout the Austria Campus, the criteria of environmental friendliness and sustainability were given the highest priority. The objective is to obtain LEED certification as a Green Building and DGNB/ÖGNI certification as a Blue Building. Austria Campus has its own system for extracting geothermal energy, one of the largest in Europe in terms of area. The energy it produces is used for basic heating in winter and cooling in summer, in compliance with all environmental regulations.

“Our new headquarters set new standards for modern working and the cooperation of our teams and our colleagues in the UniCredit Group”, says Robert Zadrazil, Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit Bank Austria, “thereby we will strenghten our customer orientation as well as our employee satisfaction. With the concentration of all central entities in this highly modern location we also achieve clearly positive cost effects in line with our plan ‘Transform 2019’. At the same time, this new, open and modern organisation of work based on SmartWorking expresses our concept of an innovative, future-oriented corporate culture.”

Carlo Vivaldi, Head of CEE Division of UniCredit, emphazises: “The new headquarters on Austria Campus enables a completely new form of cooperation for us, which is particularly important in the CEE Division across all countries. We expect a clear improvement of the communication and a simplification of the daily work in the interest of our customers. This is another important step designed to make UniCredit a pan-European winner.”

The pilot operation for the relocation to the new headquarters began successfully and on schedule in March 2018. The relocation to the new headquarters in Austria Campus takes place in several stages. The first 600 or so employees have already been relocated, and are established in the new location. “By July 2018, a total of 5,300 employees will have moved into our new headquarters”, Robert Zadrazil goes on, “together with our IT infrastructure – with no disruption to ongoing business operations. This makes our relocation one of the largest projects of its type in Central Europe, and the largest one ever in Austria to date. Our project team planned the relocation impeccably, down to the smallest detail – and in close coordination with all our project partners and public agencies. The implementation process is precisely on schedule so far, and we are receiving enthusiastic feedback of our employees for our new headquarters.”

All employees of Bank Austria Group, the CEE units located in Vienna and other UniCredit legal entities in Austria, which were previously located at several locations in Vienna – Schottengasse, Julius-Tandler-Platz, Lassallestrasse – will move to Austria Campus, where they will have some 60,000 square metres of office space available to them in two buildings.

In May 2018 the bank’s new headquarters on the former site of the Vienna Nordbahnhof will also be the bank’s official base: when the Management Board moves in, 1 Rothschildplatz, 1020 Vienna will also become the bank’s new registered address.

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Enquiries:
UniCredit Bank Austria Press Office
Matthias Raftl, Tel.: +43 (0) 50505 - 52809
E-Mail: matthias.raftl@unicreditgroup.at