KG Group from Kraków has launched its mixed-use project to be located on Wojewódzka St. in the downtown of Katowice. The investment will include two facilities – an office building and a hotel.
The project is being conducted east from the „Rialto” cinema. Ground breaking and works on a foundation were already kicked-off last month. The complex will consist of five ground storeys. There will be no underground level – a car park will be located between the buildings and a railway line. The elevation will be made of a plaster coating and partially covered with clinker bricks and stone slabs.
The office building will cover the usable area of 2 800 sq. meters. Both an open space and cabinet arrangement will be possible for tenants. The 3 300 sq. meters hotel part will be comprised of 124 single or double rooms. Guests will have a wireless Internet access, TV set and an air-conditioning system at their disposal. Also, three conference rooms and a breakfast bar will be located in the building.
According to the investor, it will be a 3-star hotel with some elements of a 4-star standard. The facility will be equipped with a building management system. Green solutions are currently considered to be applied as well. The hotel will be managed by the Q Hotel chain, which is connected with KG Group. Hotels of the brand are already present in Kraków (two hotels) and in Wrocław (one hotel).
The architectural design was prepared by AGK Architekci from Warsaw. The consortium of Modular and Intravi from Żywiec is responsible for the construction work. The project is expected to be delivered in the turn of 2016 and 2017. The investor has not decided yet to show visualizations of the buildings. KG Group is responsible for the office part, while the hotel investment is being conducted by Piastowska Park. Both companies are managed by Krzysztof Gaczorek.
KG Group purchased the construction plot in November 2014 at the auction organized by the court enforcement officer to the District Court „Katowice-Wschód”. The land had been previously owned by Eurostar Real Estate and was auctioned due to financial issues and enforcement procedure instituted against the company. Before that, ERE had planned to conduct the project in co-operation with Polish Hotel Company, which wanted to manage the hotel under the Holiday Inn Express brand. In February this year, PHC confirmed that had retracted from the project.