POLAND Ghelamco has chosen Tree to carry out the demolition work on the former home of the Social-Cultural Association of Polish Jews (TSKŻ) and the Jewish Theatre at pl. Grzybowski 12/16 in Warsaw.
According to the association, this has come about after a survey of the building’s technical condition, after which the district building supervision inspector for Warsaw prohibited the use of the building and started enforcement proceedings. All the tenants and the Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland were obliged to leave the building by the end of February. The temporary home of the association is currently located at ul. Bema 87 in Warsaw. The project to replace the centre with a new 6,500 sqm building on the pl. Grzybowski site is to be carried out by Ghelamco, the strategic investor chosen by TSKŻ and the owner of the property – according to a statement issued by the association. As well as being the future home of TSKŻ, it will also house the Jewish Theatre, the Centre for the Education of the Righteous among the Nations and other Jewish organisations. The construction of the new building is to cost app. PLN 56 mln and furnishing the theatre will cost another PLN 13 mln. The association has announced that it would cover this expenditure. Ghelamco also plans to develop a commercial building with offices and services on the site. The developer has already obtained an environmental permit for the construction of a skyscraper with a height of app. 95m. However, further details or dates for these projects have yet to be disclosed. “We are still in negotiations with the city regarding the ultimate form of the project,” Radosław Górecki, Ghelamco’s communication manager, has informed us.