Polish Railway Lines (PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe) has signed a contract for technical and project documentation of a railway line connecting Katowice and Katowice’s Airport in Pyrzowice. The contract is worth PLN 52 million and will be prepared by consortium of Poeyry Infra and DB International. The consortium has 600 days to prepare the documentation including all administrative permissions as a building permit, environmental constraints and a motion for the EU grant.
According to Gazeta Wyborcza, an old warehouse on Wandy St. in Szopienice district is going to become an office building. The design was prepared by emarchitekci architectural studio. The project will be developed as a seat of Hassa i Jagodziński building company and will deliver 513 sq. m of an usable area.
To save a space of the plot, the office part was created over the existing warehouse instead of erecting a new building.
A contract for the Silesian Philharmonic extension has been signed. The extension will be possible thanks to PLN 19,3 million grant of The Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. A total worth of the development is PLN 31,5 million. The Silesia Voivodeship will pay the rest. The enlargement has to be finished to the end of 2011. The architectural design was prepared by Consultor Sp. z o.o.
The Philharmonic has already obtained a building permit and chose a contract engineer. The next step is to select a prime contractor.
Settlements between the City Hall of Katowice and the Polish-Spanish consortium chosen as a planner of the new center, was presented during a press conference. Four companies composes the consortium. A chief and coordinator of the design process is BPI Redan which will be concerned with a city architecture, green spaces and hydrology (shape of Rawa river banks). Spanish Apia XXI is going to prepare roads and parkings plan as well as an undergound infrastructure and sewers.
Law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has said it advised Spanish retail developer Neinver in connection with the construction of a shopping and office centre fully integrated with the main Railway Station in Katowice. The French-based adviser said it had advised Neinver during tender proceedings and negotiations with PKP on an investment agreement for the construction of Katowice project.