Contract signed for first stage of City Center redevelopment

The City Hall of Katowice and the Polish-Spanish consortium represented by NDI SA, signed on Wednesday an agreement to conduct the first stage of the City Center redevelopment.

© City Hall of Katowice, four phases of the tram line redevelopment between the Market Sq. and Roundabout
© City Hall of Katowice, four phases of the tram line redevelopment between the Market Sq. and Roundabout

The works total PLN 28 million and are divided into four phases. The consortium of NDI and Construcciones y Promociones Balzola S.A. will have twelve months from now to redevelop tram lines located between the Roundabout and Moniuszki St., rebuild a tram line in the area of the Market Square, Św. Jana and Kochanowskiego streets (the line located under the railway overbridge) as well as remove a tram line from Pocztowa and Dworcowa streets.

It will be the second contract of NDI in Katowice. In the last decade, the company was responsible for construction work on the ING Bank Śląski SA headquarters and the “Chorzowska 50” office building. NDI operates on the building construction and civil engineering construction markets. It was established in 1991 and is based in Sopot, Poland.

In the first half of the year, the City Hall plans to issue a following tender for works on the second phase of the redevelopment. The phase will embrace the construction on a road system in the area of the Market Square – Roundabout. Public spaces of the Market Sq. and the surroundings are to be designed by architects chosen in an international architectural competition announced last week by the City. The implementation of the designers’ ideas is to cost approximately PLN 40 million and will be executed within the second phase of the works.

An estimated worth of the City Center redevelopment (including both phases) amounts to PLN 288 million and is scheduled to be completed by 2015. To co-finance the project, the City Council of Katowice agreed to raise a PLN 100 million bank loan from the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) in July last year.

© City Hall of Katowice, City Center of Katowice in 2015
© City Hall of Katowice, City Center of Katowice in 2015