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Damaged part of Apollo Business Centre to be demolished next March
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Damaged part of Apollo Business Centre to be demolished next March

The Apollo 1 business centre on Prievozská Street in Bratislava is suffering from stability problems and will be pulled down and replaced with a new development. The demolition should start in March 2018 and be completed by the spring of 2019. This time-line stems from the plans of its owner, the company Smart City Centre, published as part of the ongoing environmental impact assessment (EIA) proceedings. Demolition work is expected to cost about €3.1 million.

 

The demolition work will be divided into phases as the buildings will be actually dismantled and the materials processed or reused. Afterwards the developer HB Reavis will replace it with a new development of similar size.

 

The Apollo Business Centre I needs complex changes due to its flawed structural composition,” the CEO of the HB Reavis Group, Pavel Trenka, told the SITA newswire back in June 2016. “Moreover, the building is technologically used-up and a new project is a better solution than the reconstruction of the existing one.”

 

The new building will include offices, retail and leisure-time outlets offering services to the local community as well as to growing companies in Bratislava.

 

Problems with the structural composition at the business centre, completed in 2005, occurred in 2015. These were so serious that its tenants were moved out and the centre was closed down. The original plan was to fix the flaws and reopen the centre in early 2016. Following stress analyses, experts recommended the centre be pulled down.  


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