On 19th of October the City Hall handed over a construction site of the International Convention Center (ICC) to Polimex-Mostostal S.A. – a prime contractor of the building. The company already started preparatory works and is fencing the site.
Meanwhile the City Hall launched a promotional web site of the project (www.icc-katowice.eu) translated into English and German, and plans to install an on-line camera enabling to watch the works progress 24/7. The camera will start to transmit in December.
Prior to kick off the construction work, Polimex-Mostostal will have to remove about 500 000 cubic meters of soil from the construction site at first. The capacity is twice as big as the number of soil being removed from the site of Silesian Museum which is an underground building. “The huge number of soil is connected with a mine waste dump covering part of the site which is a reminder of the former “Katowice” coal mine operating in this area last century. We expect Polimex-Mostostal will start the ground works this month” – said Janusz Nowak, Project Manager of the ICC.
A car park situated at the dump’s top was already closed. Also, the prime contractor has to relocate and reconnect utilities. At the same time, a 110kV high voltage power grid running above the site is currently being placed under the ground. As the site is crossed by Olimpijska St., the road will be closed and moved several dozen meters to the east being part of a new road system of the cultural district. Works have already commenced and are conducted by Budimex SA.
The International Convention Center has to be delivered by the end of May 2013. The gross value of the construction work is PLN 252,68 million.