Polestar and HP move into Technopolis Fornebu

Polestar and HP Norway have signed a five-year lease for office spaces with Technopolis in Oslo.

In a few months’ time, Polestar is set to move into more than 1000 square meters at Fornebu. The company’s future and their employee’s well-being were key when choosing new office space.

– We’ve had a fantastic start in Norway, with solid market growth and a team that keeps expanding. We recently established our very own customer center in Norway. As such, it was important for us to find a partner who could offer both flexible and tailored solutions in our search for new and bigger offices. Fornebu is an exciting, developing area, and the location is no less than ideal for Polestar: It’s central, can offer varied services, while also having the proximity to the sea. Finally, the offices have extensive meeting and recreational areas, says Kristin Fjeld, Head of Communications in Polestar.

A well-established community, which could provide arenas for cooperation, tipped the scale in Technopolis’ favor. The Swedish electric car manufacturer aims to produce the world’s first climate neutral car by 2030. Such a feat requires collaboration.

– Project Polestar 0 invites companies to collaborate across the entire development process and value chain. Being a part of thriving community of tech businesses and professionals at Technopolis Fornebu is exciting for this reason. The services at campus are also perfect with respect to daily operations and visits.

Technopolis is happy with the new signing and pleased to hear that its flexibility and tailored solutions attract top-level companies.

– To understand our clients’ needs is what we are all about at Technopolis. As Polestar is a fairly new company in constant growth, we became aware that they needed flexible solutions early on. A rapid process was also important to them. It therefore didn’t take long from the first screening to the signing of the agreement, says Alf Astrup, Business Unit Director for Oslo and Stockholm at Technopolis.

HP with an appetite for square meters

HP has extended its contract with Technopolis, and the company will be moving into 1000 m² in April. The multinational technology company currently resides in the Portal building at Technopolis’ Fornebu campus and will therefore not move too far from today’s office.

The company was one of the very first moving to Fornebu, and they are very pleased with both the area and services provided.

– We are thrilled about our new agreement with Technopolis. Our employees enjoy the great outdoor areas, and we are convinced Fornebu will remain an attractive place in the future, particularly when Fornebubanen will improve accessibility in a few years. After an overall assessment, we concluded that Technopolis was the best alternative in terms of location and facilities. An added benefit being that we managed to avoid an extensive relocation process, says Verner Hølleland, Managing Director of HP Norway.