At a time when all real estate markets have slowed down and the authorities of Katowice are trying to attract investors to the city, Ghelamco is building one of the few modern office buildings that can be found in the city at Chorzowska Street. Agencies, which have been chosen by the developer for commercialization of the project, are King Sturge and DTZ.
After five months since the construction works of Katowice Business Point have started, katowicethecity.com asked Tomasz Czuba at Ghelamco Polska about the project and works progress. – Everything is under the schedule. At present, the underground car park is developing. This part consists of three levels and a half as the storeys are downhilled – said Czuba.
Construction works of Katowice Business Point have started in December 2008 and are focused on underground floors preparation. As the footing of walls is finished and the ground is almost removed, a concrete foundation is in progress at present. Moreover, last days have brought a new equipment to the construction site – a yellow crane which is proudly looking at works and the nearest area.
Even the ongoing crisis that hit the growth of BPO centers in regional cities across Poland hasn’t proved much of a deterrent, according to Jeroen van der Toolen, managing director of Ghelamco in Poland. Ghelamco is pushing forward with its 17,500 sqm Katowice Business Point, to deliver early next year.
Project: Katowice Business Point
Height: 35m estimate
Space: 17 500m2
Status: in progress
City district: Central, Chorzowska/Ściegiennego St.
Construction Finish: Q4 2009
Floor Count: 15 (incl. 4 underground)
Architect: Jaspers & Eyers Partners and Czora & Czora
Renting agent: DTZ