he project for the new bus station with a shopping centre and offices in Bratislava, Stanica Nivy, is even closer to the beginning of construction as developer HB Reavis has obtained a valid ground zone plan, a press release reported.
While the developer has been waiting for relevant construction permits, it has used its time in preparation, which involved the removal of the footbridge and the old tram tracks next to the station and part of the building on Svätoplukova Street which was once used by Marianum, the company operating the cemeteries in Bratislava.
“In addition, we prepared new visualisations of the projects for presentation at the international retail trade fair MAPIC in Cannes, France,” said Adrián Rác, managing director of HB Reavis for Slovakia, as quoted by the press release.
The Stanica Nivy project, which was created by the British architectural studio Benoy and the Slovak studio Siebert + Talas, will combine an international bus terminal, a mall, a fresh food market and a 115 metre-tall office tower. The site will cover six hectares and cost an estimated €270 million. Apart from the tower, Stanica Nivy will have five storeys, two of which will be underground. The bus station platforms are planned for the first underground floor.
During the demolition of the existing bus station and construction of the new one, a temporary bus station will be established near to the former Bottova shopping centre. HB Reavis has completed the first phase of the transformation of the centre with online shop Alza.sk already moved into the premises as its first tenant, the press release wrote.
Caption: Visualisation of the Stanica Nivy project.
Photo: Courtesy of HB Reavis
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