On Tuesday, 14th of September, the building of Silesian Philharmonic had been handed over to the prime contractor, the consortium of Mostostal Warszawa SA and Acciona Infraestructuras SA, and an extension started. The usable area of the existing building (3 186 sq. m) will be increased by 2 066 sq. meters to reach the total surface of 5 252 sq. m. after the modernization.
Last Thursday January 21, Grażyna Szymborska the managing director of the Silesian Philharmonic signed an agreement with the consortium of Mostostal Warszawa SA and Acciona Infraestructuras SA. The chosen prime contractor will be responsible for the extension of the Philharmonic. The building works valued PLN 24,22 million have to be concluded by the end of November 2011. A total cost of the extension is PLN 31,48 million which will be covered by EU funds (PLN 19 m) and the Silesian Voivodeship budget (PLN 12 m).
In November, the Silesian Philharmonic had called for a bid as a prime contractor of the Philharmonic seat’s refurbishment and extension. On Friday, December 18th the bid was decided. Six companies tendered for a contract. The cheapest offer (PLN 20,73 million) was filed by the consortium of Mostostal Warszawa and Acciona Infrastructuras. The second-best price was proposed by Gliwickie Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Przemysłowego (PLN 22,23 m).
In September was signed a contract for the extension of the Silesian Philharmonic. The project has already obtained a building permit and a contract engineer was chosen. A tender for a prime contractor was announced just now. Interested companies can file theirs offers until 14th of December, 2009. The construction works embrace a modernization of an ancient building with a concert hall for 424 spectators and to overbuild two additional storeys. Moreover, there will be developed a new chamber music hall for 110 seats.
A contract for the Silesian Philharmonic extension has been signed. The extension will be possible thanks to PLN 19,3 million grant of The Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. A total worth of the development is PLN 31,5 million. The Silesia Voivodeship will pay the rest. The enlargement has to be finished to the end of 2011. The architectural design was prepared by Consultor Sp. z o.o.
The Philharmonic has already obtained a building permit and chose a contract engineer. The next step is to select a prime contractor.