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Katowice 2012 in brief

December 31, 2012 Katowice the City 0

The end of the year is the time to look back on the biggest investments, events and other business facts. The year 2012 was mostly dominated by construction works on the cultural district, at Szewczyka Sq. as well as on the reconstruction of the City Center. Several developers have commenced its housing or office schemes. Some grand openings of important educational facilities and  the Railway Station hall also were held in 2012.

The below list mentions by name the most important and interesting facts and events of the business and investment market which took place during the last twelve months in Katowice.

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Modern retail stock in Katowice area by DTZ

December 27, 2012 Katowice the City 0

DTZ, global real estate advisors, prepared a retail guide on Polish shopping centers. The publication provides data on retail industry in 15 locations including the Katowice agglomeration. The analysts also compared several key retail cities across Europe.

The Warsaw and Katowice agglomerations are the most affluent regions and therefore primary target markets for retailers, the report …

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City Hall chose Market Sq. designer

December 21, 2012 Katowice the City 0

In the middle of October, the City Hall of Katowice invited four architectural firms to enter final bids for a detailed design of the Market Square’s public spaces. The tender was decided on Thursday.

Only two out of the four studios decided to make the offers. The bids had to include the architectural concept of the public spaces and the price proposal which will have to be paid the winner for the detailed design documentation. The price (60%) and the architectural concept (40%) were the decisive criteria taken into consideration by the jury.

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Korfantego Av. to be re-opened for trams this year

December 19, 2012 Katowice the City 0

After 94 days of works, the tram route between the Roundabout and the Market Sq. – part of Korfantego Av. – will be re-opened. The tram lines 6, 7, 11, 13 and 19 will return to service the section on Monday morning, 24th of December.

The holdup of tram services was connected with the redevelopment of the City Center and the first stage of works between the Rialto cinema and the Roundabout being conducted by the consortium of NDI and Balzola.

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GTL announces to build terminal C, Ryanair announces four new flights

December 19, 2012 Katowice the City 0

The Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL) announced on Tuesday that will build a new arrivals hall at the Katowice International Airport. According to GTL’s authorities works will be kicked-off next year. The same day Ryanair introduced four new destinations to be operated from the Airport in 2013.

The Airport will be able to handle between 5,5 to 6 million passengers yearly thanks to the new facility called terminal C (now it is approximately 3,6 million passenger a year). The building will be erected near the existing terminal B.