Novaston, Schneider Electric, and Novkabel team up to create a modern business and logistics Center in Novi Sad. The new oasis for IT professionals will consist of 17.000 sqm and will open in 2022.
The first phase of this project will involve the reconstruction of Novkabel’s old industrial hall “Užare” in Novi Sad into a high-tech facility.
Novaston’s CEO Mia Zečević pointed out that the project represents one of the company’s key steps towards achieving its strategic goal to become the leader in the Serbian and regional office space and logistics markets.
“This is a very important project for our company, as we will be involved throughout the whole development process. This includes finding a fitting location and connecting investors and clients (tenants), as well as designing and implementing the strictest environmental and energy requirements. The potential of bringing new IT professionals and young engineers was recognized by Schneider Electric, a global company that showed interest in the location and decided to move its Development Center into the first hall of the complex. This is particularly significant taking into account that it will be among Serbia’s most advanced facilities of its kind, using renewable energy supply sources,” said Mia Zečević.
Novaston is the strategic coordinator of the entire development process of the modern business and logistics center. The company will also take on a consulting role related to project design, management, and promotion.
The reconstructed building of the former Užare hall will have modern architectural solutions, such as a gallery, a double glass facade, and a winter garden.
It will use the most advanced systems from Schneider Electric’s range centered around electric power. In addition, a modern Data Center will be built according to the strictest security standards, as it will be specially devoted to the development and delivery of its main product, Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) — advanced software for managing electric power networks around the world.
The reconstruction of the building will be in line with Novi Sad’s historical and economic identity. The old park within the complex will be kept and overhauled with new trees and planting.
Optical cable manufacturer Novkabel has been one of the city’s economic landmarks for close to a hundred years and a forerunner in the IT industry. The reconstruction of the former Užare hall will kick off the revival of the complex that will bring other companies to the future business and logistics center.