Late January 2011, the City Hall of Katowice issued a tender for the execution of construction work on a new road system of the planned cultural district* near the “Spodek” hall. A few weeks ago, the tender procedure was decided. From among eleven companies and consortiums, the best bid offer was entered by Budimex S.A. from Warsaw, Poland.
According to the Investment Department of the City Hall, a contract with Budimex will be signed on 2nd of June. First works are scheduled to start on 13th of June. For a kick-off, the company is to build a new road system and redevelop an infrastructure which are necessary for construction work on the Silesian Museum’s seat. Additionally, a 20 meters wide foot-bridge, called Green Bridge, connecting the new seat with the “Bogucki” park will also be built within the first stage.
- In the second stage (phase I and II), following works are planned:
– extension of Dudy-Gracza St. in the direction of north (phase I and phase II))
– new track of Olimpijska St. in compliance with development of the International Convention Center and National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra‘s building (phase I)
– extension of Nadgórników St. (phase I)
– extension of Mieroszewskiego St. (phase II)
– connection between Olimpijska St. and Dudy-Gracza St. (phase II)
– extension of Katowicka St. (phase II)
– redevelopment of Olimpijska St. and Korfantego Av. cross-road (phase I)
– redevelopment of Dudy-Gracza St. and Roździeńskiego Av. cross-road (phase I)
– redevelopment of Katowicka St. and Wiązowa St. cross-road (phase II)
– road connection of the DOKP building, Silesian Museum, ICC and NPRSO building with the new road system
All the works marked as phase I are to be conducted by Budimex and will be concluded in the beginning of 2013. A total cost of the investment was estimated at approximately PLN 53,2 million. Realization date of the phase II is not known yet.
This is the second contract of Budimex in the area. The company, together with Spanish Ferrovial Agroman, was chosen as the prime contractor of the new Silesian Museum’s seat.
* The cultural district will be created by new seats of the Silesian Museum, International Convention Center and National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NPRSO).