Svenska Handelsbanken AB Nederland opens office at WTC Schiphol Airport
Handelsbanken, one of Scandinavia’s leading banks, will be opening its Dutch headquarters at WTC Schiphol Airport on 1 July 2011. The bank signed a lease for approximately 860 m2 of lettable floor area at WTC Schiphol Airport. Handelsbanken currently has an office in Amsterdam South-East.
General Manager Mikael Sörensen is happy about the upcoming move and says that Handelsbanken chose WTC Schiphol Airport because ‘this location seems both practical and flexible’ and ‘moreover, offers excellent accessibility to both our domestic and international contacts. In addition, it allows us to offer our employees a working environment in a dynamic and international location,’ according to Sörensen.
WTC Schiphol Airport has a direct connection with the terminal, Schiphol Plaza and the Dutch Railways (NS) train station. With its central location and the extensive WTC services package, the WTC complex is ideally suited to internationally operating businesses and it is one of the most exclusive office buildings in the Netherlands.
WTC Schiphol Airport is home to companies active in the aviation sector and financial services and it houses both headquarters and branch offices of international companies. The WTC offers a range of facilities, including the WTC Business Center with meeting rooms, a restaurant, coffee corner, LAN hot spots, a bank and travel agencies.
According to Bloomberg, Svenska Handelsbanken AB is one of the world’s strongest banks. The company has been listed on the Stockholm stock exchange since 1872, making it Sweden’s longest listed company. Handelsbanken offers a full range of banking products to its private and business customers. The Swedish bank has a strong presence in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom and also has a large international network. In the past 10 years, Handelsbanken has also opened offices in the Netherlands; the bank’s tenth Dutch branch is due to be opened in Groningen this year and further growth is expected.
WTC Schiphol Airport
WTC Schiphol Airport is a development and investment initiative of Schiphol Real Estate and ING Real Estate Investment Management Nederland. The share of ING REIM NL in the building is part of the ING Dutch Office Fund. Jones Lang Lasalle, DRS real estate agents and CBRE will be responsible for attracting tenants on behalf of the owners.