A Large industrial compound that has not served any purpose for years will be transformed into one of the biggest and most lucrative reality projects in the town of Banská Bystrica. On an area of four hectares will arise a new multifunctional compound of buildings.
The Arkon company became the new owner of the estates in the compound in July 2017.
“Banská Bystrica is a town where we have wanted to spread our developer’s activities for a long time,” said Andrej Konkoľ from the company.
“I am glad we can reuse the compound of Slovenka. Decaying space has to change its face after years,” said mayor of Banská Bystrica, Ján Nosko, adding that he believes that Banská Bystrica will get rid of its “monster”.
None of the former owners of the Slovenka compound could successfully transform it into a new reality project but Arkon are hurrying through with the project preparations.
“We asked architects to work on a complex study of the locality,” said Konkoľ, adding that they gave this task to the Compass studio of Matej Grébert and Juraj Benetin who stand behind several successful projects in Bratislava, such as the Slnečnice residential estate, the Urban Residence, Ahoj Park and Nové Lido.
All the proposed parts, such as living areas, administration and shopping, in connection with underground parking and exterior relaxation zones, naturally mingle with the empty area alongside the Bystrica stream north from Strieborné námestie,” said Juraj Benetin from Compass about the project.
The Investor and development company Arkon assumes that 2017 will be a year of preparation. The realisation of the first phase of the Strieborná multifunctional zone is planned for 2019.
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