.KTW is to be the name of a prestigious office complex that will be established near the legendary “Spodek” in the centre of Katowice. Two skyscrapers will enrich the office space on offer in the capital of the region and they have the potential to become the most significant business location in southern Poland.
KTW is an abbreviation of the name “Katowice”, which has also been used in railway and air transport. The office complex .KTW is going to be built in the most prestigious location in the city – near the legendary “Spodek”, the neighbourhood of the Silesian Museum and the Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra, which create the so-called Culture Zone at the top of the most important sightseeing axes in Katowice.
“The chosen name is an expression of respect towards Katowice, as well as the philosophy that lies behind the fulfilment of our project. In the long-term, through architecture, leasing policies, and our way of managing the complex, we are aspiring to become one of the truly positive examples of change in the region, which – as people tend to forget – is one of the strongest economic centres in our country” – says Maciej Wójcik, CEO of TDJ Estate. “We believe that the great advantage of our investment is going to be its distinctive but at the same time modest shape, different to other investments currently executed in Poland” – he adds.
Presentation of details of the architectural design, as well as functional and business plans for the .KTW office complex will take place on May 19th, during the 8th European Economic Congress. This event, organised in the capital of Upper Silesia, is the most important congress event in Central Europe.
“It would be hard to imagine a better opportunity to promote our facility than during an event that attracts thousands of business representatives and public authorities to Katowice each year – including heads of European governments and EU commissioners. We also want to take advantage of the fact that the three-day event is going to take place at a venue located directly in the neighbourhood of our property” – says Maciej Wójcik.
Today (March 31th) is the launch date for the first activities promoting the .KTW complex in social media:
Facebook: Biurowce .KTW
The final deconstruction works have now finished on the plot where the complex is going to be built, as part of the preparations for construction work. The process of choosing the General Contractor is at an advanced stage and should be finalised within the next two months.
About the .KTW office complex
The investment, located next to the legendary “Spodek” in Katowice, is going to consist of two skyscrapers connected by an underground garage. The majority of space inside both buildings is going to serve as office areas, complemented by a retail and commercial section, including a canteen, a bank unit, companies from the financial sector, a medical centre, and a café. It is also certain that the project will be executed in stages – both buildings are not going to be built simultaneously, but in two stages with a time shift. The purpose of this is to provide opportunities for smooth commercialisation and create flexible development perspectives for future tenants.
The plot where the complex is going to be built, with a surface of 0,7 ha, has been purchased by TDJ Estate for 29 million PLN. In December 2015, the investor received a permit to build the skyscrapers. The decision was issued by the City of Katowice on the 23rd November 2015 and – as a result of lack of appeal from either one of the authorised institutions – acquired its status as final.
About the investor
The company TDJ Estate, operating as one of five pillars of TDJ Group, was established in 2011. Since 2013, the company has been active as a developer. It specialises in the execution of projects in the areas of residential housing, office properties, and land developing. The investor’s portfolio includes construction objects and plots of land located in larger Polish cities.