Polish daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza enrtered into possession of an architectural design of the future Katowice Railway Station redevelopment. This informal project wasn’t confirmed by Polish State Railways (the owner of Railway Station) and Neinver Polska (the company which PKP has chosen for the final negotiations), as the full agreement hasn’t been reached yet.
Katowice was classified as one of the five most attractive polish cities for outsourcing:
Poland still has the potential to attract investors looking to outsource their business activities, according to the recent ‘Improving Through Moving’ report on BPO opportunities in Poland, prepared by Colliers International Poland and Atria Real Estate Partners. One of the biggest incentives for investors looking to relocate is the relatively small growth in labour costs. In 2007, labour costs in Poland went up by 4 pct, while in the Baltic states the growth was up to 19 pct. The report divides 11 cities into two categories: the big five and rising stars. The most attractive Polish cities for outsourcing are Łódź, Kraków, Katowice, TriCity and Wrocław.
The Upper Silesian Industrial Park (Górnośląski Park Przemysłowy) is going to build a first net zero energy solar building in Poland and the biggest one in Europe. This 7-storey office building will be situated in the North part of Katowice on Konduktorska Street, Wełnowiec district. Its extraordinary construction, projected with help of scientists of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and the Cracow’s University of Technology, consists of pressure-tight walls and unopening windows.