Vastint Poland started demolition of the Silesia hotel located on Skargi St. The company appointed Tree Group to execute the works. Their completion is planned in September 2019. In place of the old hotel a project known as Nova Silesia will be developed. It will consist of office and hotel buildings covering 35 000 sq. meters.
„It is important for us that the demolition works should be carried out smoothly and without unnecessary inconvenience to the residents of Katowice. We are convinced that the Tree Group, which has already taken over the construction site will handle the works very well. After the site is decluttered, we will quickly proceed with the preparation of the development of a new project: two modern 13-storey office buildings and a hotel with 144 rooms” – said Rafał Kociatkiewicz, project manager, Vastint Poland.
The principal demolition works were started in May and will take five months. The building is located in the very centre of the city which will require to take additional actions to minimize any nuisance related to the demolition works and disposal of large amounts of debris. „Furthermore, the hotel was built at the beginning of 1970’s and some materials used in the construction process are presently considered as harmful. We have to apply special protection measures and working procedures during the removal of such materials” – commented Anna Lewicka, site manager, Tree Capital. „We will also wish to recover as much raw materials as possible to recycle them. We will begin from dismantling the neon sign of the Silesia hotel which Vastint Poland wishes to hand over to the city to be later used in the public space of the city” – she added.
A complex of modern buildings with a hotel and office function will be developed in the place of the old Silesia hotel. The planned scheme, i.e. a hotel with an area of approximately 5 000 sq. meters and two office buildings of an area of 30 000 sq. meters, will enrich the offer in the very center of Katowice. The construction of the Nova Silesia project will most probably start in late 2019. The design is prepared by the architects of APA Wojciechowski from Warsaw.