Construction of ICC behind schedule

As the construction site of the International Convention Center was handed over to the Polimex-Mostostal prime contractor over ten months ago, observers should see a growing structure of the building nowadays. Though, the pace of works is not that fast as it is expected.

Works on the International Convention Center, photo by Sławomir Rybok
Works on the International Convention Center, photo by Sławomir Rybok

According to the contract signed between the City Hall of Katowice – an investor of the undertaking – and Polimex-Mostostal, the company has to finish the construction work by the end of May 2013. The works on the ICC are presently several months delayed due to the unexpected circumstances (additional tests answering where a contaminated soil from the mine waste dump can be removed and also it was necessary to fill in post-mining voids at the site) and financial problems experienced by the company that affect the construction.

Additionally, the PLN 304,5 million investment is co-financed by the EU funds and the Union requires a strict deadline to be kept for the realization of the building. To avoid further problems with the delay, the contract engineer of the project is working on an emergency plan. Details can be known in the weeks to come.

By now, the mine waste dump was removed and the builders have commenced works on a foundation. Also, first elements of side walls were erected in the north-west part of the future building. Three of four planned towers cranes already work at the construction site.