Warbud and Mercury Engineering signed to finish International Convention Center

The City Hall of Katowice and the consortium of Warbud and Mercury Engineering signed a contract to finish the construction work on the International Convention Center. The deal was made on Wednesday, the construction site will be handed over to the new prime contractor in June.

The consortium will erect the building for gross PLN 280,3 million. The works are scheduled for completion in October 2014. The offer of Warbud and Mercury Engineering was one of five bids made in a public tender. This is the second investment being carried out by Warbud in Katowice – the building company also raises the neighbouring new seat of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The construction work on the ICC was suspended in September last year when the City Hall had withdrawn from a contract with Polimex-Mostostal, a former prime contractor of the venue, due to delay of works.

The Center will cover a usable area of 37 900 sq. meters where approximately 12 000 people will be able to participate in organized events at one time.

The ICC is one three main buildings creating a new cultural district in the area of the former “Katowice” coal mine. The total worth of the three undertakings and surrounding infrastructure exceeds PLN 1 billion.