Parus Business Centre

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Parus Business Centre
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General information
Type Office
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°26′15.49″N 30°31′37.87″E / 50.4376361°N 30.5271861°E / 50.4376361; 30.5271861Coordinates: 50°26′15.49″N 30°31′37.87″E / 50.4376361°N 30.5271861°E / 50.4376361; 30.5271861
Construction started 2004
Completed 2007[1]
Cost ca. $100,000,000[2]
Antenna spire 156 m (512 ft)[3]
Roof 136 m (446 ft)[3]
Technical details
Floor count 34 [3][4]
Floor area 69,020 m2 (742,900 sq ft)[a][3][4]
Lifts/elevators 8 + 1 fire and freight elevators [5]
Design and construction
Architect S. Babushkin and A. Komarovskyi[4]
Developer Mandaryn Plaza Ltd.[6]
Main contractor Osnova-Solsif [7]

The Parus Business Centre (Ukrainian: Бізнес Центр «Парус») is a 34-story class-A[8] office building in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is located at the very centre of the city, between Mechnikova St. and Lesi Ukrainky Blvd. (municipal address: 2, Mechnikova St.)[9] and is currently the second highest building in the country.

Construction of the building began in 2004, and ended in February 2007.[6] Apart from its main office use 50,400 m2 (543,000 sq ft), the property features some 2,400 m2 (26,000 sq ft) of retail space and around 2,700 m2 (29,000 sq ft) of cafes and restaurants.[4] There is also a 4-story underground parking garage with a capacity for 300 cars.[6]

While still on the construction stage, the project was also known as "Elsburg Plaza" (Ukrainian: «Ельсбург Плаза»),[10] but was later renamed to "Parus" (literally translated as "sail") ostensibly because of building's oval-like shape, resembling sail of a ship.[citation needed]

In July 2008, Kontrakty, Ukrainian business weekly,[11] rated top 10 most expensive offices in Kiev.[12] Parus was top of the chart in terms of annual rental income, which stood at some $50 million.[12]

Major tenants at Parus include McKinsey & Company, Concorde Capital,[13] an investment bank; TNK-BP,[14] an oil company; Olimp,[15] Ukrainian spirits company; Delin Development,[16] a real estate development company; Interpipe,[12] steel pipes producer and others. Colliers International, a commercial real estate services company, was an exclusive leasing agent for Parus.

Parus was developed and is owned by "Mandaryn Plaza Ltd." (Ukrainian: ЗАТ «Мандарин Плаза»), a joint-stock company, prominent for its homonymous high-end shopping center in the center of Kiev.[citation needed] In September 2007, Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian businessman, bought a 50% stake in Mandaryn Plaza Ltd. through his company Heritage Properties International AB.[17]


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a. ^ The figure is the total area of ground floors only. The total gross building area (GBA) of Parus, including underground parking garage comes to ca. 75,000 sqm (ca. 807,300 sqf).


  1. ^ Parus Business Center (2007-02-01). БЦ Парус введен в эксплуатацию (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Ukraine This Week - Construction". 2000 Weekly (in Russian). № 40 (384). October 5–11, 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d "Parus Business Center, Kiev". Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Parus Business Center" (in Russian). Architectural Union home page. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  5. ^ Parus Business Center. "Technical Specifications" (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  6. ^ a b c Parus Business Center. "About the Project" (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Completed Projects - Civil Construction" (in Russian). Osonova Solsif home page. Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  8. ^ Romaniv, Yaroslav; Sadovaya, Zinaida (March 24, 2008). "The Duck Test". Commercial Real Estate (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  9. ^ Parus Business Center. "Location" (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  10. ^ "Company News". Commercial Property (in Russian). №4 (4). December 2003. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  11. ^ "About the publication". Kontrakty (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  12. ^ a b c Irha, Larysa (July 14, 2008). "Top 10 Most Expensive Offices in Kiev". Kontrakty (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  13. ^ "Contact". Concorde Capital home page. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  14. ^ "Contact information". TNK-BP Commerce home page. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  15. ^ "Contacts - Main Office" (in Russian). Olimp home page. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  16. ^ "Contact Us". Delin Development home page. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  17. ^ Golubeva, Alena; Sinitsina, Elena (September 28, 2007). "Dmitry Firtash Has Set "Sail"". Kommersant (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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Preceded by
Kiev Appellate Court Building
Tallest building in Ukraine
Succeeded by
MFC Gulliver
Tallest building in Kiev