Prime contractor chosen for NPRSO new seat

In the middle of November, bids were opened for constructing a new seat of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NPRSO) in Katowice. Four bidders were vying for the contract. The City Hall of Katowice has finished the two-staged limited tender procedure on Wednesday and chose a prime contractor of the investment.

The new seat of the NPRSO will be built by consortium of Warbud S.A. (leader), Przedsiębiorstwo Wielobranżowe „EBUD” – Przemysłówka Sp. z o. o. and LTT Sp. z o. o. An offer of the consortium amounts PLN 234,9 million (net PLN 191 m) and was the cheapest from amongst all four bids.

The new building of the NPRSO is the last one of three planned to be built in the cultural district located in the area of the former “Katowice” coal mine. Works on the Silesian Museum and the International Convention Center have already started.

The architectural project was prepared by Konior Studio. Nagata Acoustics from Japan is responsible for the acoustics of the grand hall for 1 672 spectators. A total area of the facility exceeds 35 000 sq. meters. The new seat will consist of one underground and four ground levels. The consortium has to fulfill the contract by the end of May 2013.