The Katowice School of Technology (WST) commenced a development of a new building designed for research and development purposes. The facility located on Gawronów St. will be the seat of Science and Technology Park Silesia created last year by WST.
The wnp.pl portal informed about the investment on Wednesday. Today, WST representatives confirmed that the construction work on the building were already kicked-off. The Almir company from Dąbrowa Górnicza is a prime contractor of the undertaking. The Park’s seat will cover a total area of 11 196 sq. meters over 6 storeys (two located under the ground as a car park).
The new building will be a home for new technologies and innovative companies and start-ups as well as for school labs of mechatronics’ research and development unit (Center for Technology Transfer). Offices (1 800 sq. meters) and retail, service spaces for lease will be available on the ground and first floor. The architectural design was prepared by Atelier PS from Katowice.
A total amount of the project exceeds PLN 34,4 million of which almost PLN 9,5 million will be granted by the European Union within the Regional Operational Programme of the Silesian Voivodeship. The funds will be spent to erect the building and to provide it with modern equipment. The Science and Technology Park Silesia’s new seat is named Brynów Center I. The opening is planned in 2014.