A valid building permit has been given to Meyer Bergman. The document allows the UK investment fund to start a construction work on Grand Central, an office building located near the main railway station and Galeria Katowicka.
The company already held a building permit enabling to erect the facility but it had been issued over two years ago. Recently Meyer Mergman provided some changes in the building structure and the new permit was necessary. „This has involved designing in a second ‘service core’, where the entrance, stairs, lifts, etc. are located. This allows us to lease office suites as small as 200 sq. meters” – Peter Evans, vice president of Meyer Bergman, said in April.
The building will have a total rentable area of 23 850 sq. meters. There will be 10 storeys in total. 4 550 sq. meters destined for retail units will be located on the lower three floors, while the 19 300 sq. meters office part is planned on the levels from 4th to 10th. JLL is responsible for the commercialization process.
As the foundations, services and underground parking were already built at the same time as the shopping center and the main railway station’s building, therefore the construction work on the office facility will last no more than 15 months. However, the kick-off date is yet unknown.
„I confirm the building permit has been given but the investor did not make a decision about the start of construction work. I hope to have more information in the weeks to come” – said Dawid Prymas, marketing and public relations manager at Galeria Katowicka, a subsidiary of Meyer Bergman which will be responsible for the management of the investment.
Also, Peter Evans admitted in April that the construction will start when the company has secured a certain level of interest in the building.