Strabag Receives Major Project in Poland

Published: December 2, 2010; 11:09 · (Vindobona)

Construction of new railway and bus station of Katowice operated by the Austrian building company Strabag.

Strabag Receives Major Project in Poland / Picture: © Strabag SE

Strabag Sp. z o.o. and Galeria Katowicka Sp. z o.o. signed a contract for the construction of the new main railway station in Katowice in Poland. The contract comprises the construction of the railway station with its commercial area, construction of a bus station and road passage under the railway station, construction of a 5-storey shopping centre, multi-level underground car park, and a multi-screen cinema. The construction works are to start within the next few weeks. The total project value amounts to € 240m. The Strabag share is worth a triple-digit million-Euro amount.

Total usable area of the new complex is around 200,000 m². The new project will improve the comfort of the residents and passengers and the solutions that are to be implemented will make the station friendlier to the disabled. The project of the shopping centre is inspired by the pre-war architecture of Katowice’s city centre.

This is Strabag second project in Poland that is associated with a railway station in a short time. Since spring 2010, Strabag has also been responsible for the refurbishment of the railway station Warsaw East. In recent years, Strabag has also carried out several similar projects in Europe, such as the construction of a new railway station in Berlin and the expansion of Vienna’s northern station. In Katowice, Strabag is known as the general contractor of Silesia City Centre shopping mall, which was opened in 2005.

Strabag SE is one of Europe’s leading construction groups. With some 75,500 employees, Strabag generated a construction output volume of € 13.0bn in the 2009 financial year. As a result, Strabag is listed in the Fortune Global 500 list as one the largest companies worldwide. From its core markets of Austria and Germany, Strabag is present via its numerous subsidiaries in all countries of Eastern and South-East Europe, in selected markets in Western Europe and on the Arabian Peninsula. Strabag´s activities span the entire construction industry (Building Construction and Civil Engineering, Transportation Infrastructures, Special Foundation Engineering and Tunnelling) and cover the entire value-added chain in the field of construction.