Holdinwest, Katowice seated company, was chosen by PKP S.A. (Polish State Railways) for a development of a temporary station at Oddziałów Młodzieży Powstańczej Square and Konopnickiej Street. The preparatory works will start in April and to be finished in June 2010. The station will service passengers during the redevelopment of the main Railway Station building and construction works at Szewczyka Sq. where Galeria Katowicka Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Neinver Polska Sp. z o.o. and PKP S.A., is going to build a multi-function commercial complex.
Last week, Neinver and PKP S.A (Polish State Railways) officialy presented a plan of Katowice’s Railway Station redevelopment. According to the companies contract, Neinver will develop a complex which mixed functions of a railway station, bus station, retail, business, service and culture use. Moreover, the company will prepare a necessary transport solutions near the station area. The winning project was designed in cooperation with SUD Architectes Studio.
“Dom Prasy” (the Press House) situated at the market square is going to be refurbished and will change its function. Designed by Marian Śramkiewicz, reffering to modernism and raised in 1963, “Dom Prasy” was appointed as a seat for regional journals. At the beginning of 2009 the last companies were moved out and the building is wating for a new face and new tenants. According to Dziennik Zachodni newspaper, the “Dom Prasy” will become a seat of some departments of the City Hall.