24 May 2023

NDI Group is building Transfer Centres in Zabrze

The project involves the construction of two transfer centres in Zabrze: in the city centre in Goethego Street and in the Rokitnica district in Krakowska and Ofiar Katynia Streets. At the first location, the traditional construction “topping out” will soon be hung, heralding the completion of the shell.

An object with a total usable area of approximately 10,500 m2 is being constructed in Goethego Street, with bus platforms, a two-storey car park for passenger cars as well as a waiting room and additional services. At the second location, roofed platforms, an external car park and a 276 m2 building that will house a waiting room and small service outlets are being constructed.

Both centres will include charging facilities for electric vehicles, Kiss & Ride zones and ticket machines, passenger information boards and parking space availability boards. Existing roads and infrastructure networks are being reconstructed and incorporated into the infrastructure of the constructed transfer centres.

“With the implementation of this investment, we will facilitate the transfer to public transport and cycling. The number of parking spaces will also increase. An important effect of the project will be the reduction of air pollution emission. The modern object with a garden on the roof will become one of the beautiful showpieces of our city,” said the mayor of Zabrze, Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik.

A reinforced concrete structure of the last storey of the building is currently being constructed on the site of Transfer Centre 1. Assembly of underfloor sewerage in the bus station area has also begun. In the coming weeks, the assembly of the glass facades, the bricklaying of clinker facades and the interior systems of the building will begin. The reconstruction of Goethego Street is still in progress. The northern part of the carriageway is already prepared for laying the substructure and asphalt surface.

The building is being constructed using column and slab reinforced concrete construction technology – it is entirely monolithic, with no prefabricated elements.

“We are rapidly moving towards completion of the building structure. In parallel, we have started the installation works inside. Both the electricians and the sanitary installers are working. We are also working on the roads around the building and are nearing the first asphalting of the surface of Goethego Street. A green roof with a terrace with a view of the immediate surroundings and a recreation area for local residents is also being constructed,” says Kamil Kasprzak, CP1 Project Manager from the NDI Group.

Network reconstruction is underway on the construction site of Transfer Centre 2 in Rokitnica and adjacent streets. In April, work started on concreting the reinforced concrete walls and assembling the steel columns, which support the reinforced concrete ceilings and the steel structure in parts of the glazed roof of the new centre. At the same time, road works in Miczurina Street and works related to the reconstruction of the island at the intersection of Ofiar Katynia and Krakowska Streets are being carried out, which will allow road works, including surface laying, to begin.

“The structure of the Rokitnica Transfer Centre building is a brick structure on strip foundations, while the flat roof will be constructed from prefabricated slabs. We have completed 70% of the pile caps, i.e., the foundations of the bus shelter, and we have started works related to the erection of the building,” says Damian Gil, CP2 Construction Manager from NDI Group.

The shelter structure is a combination of steel and reinforced concrete, and there are nine reinforced concrete walls to be constructed with architectural concrete. The shelter’s ceilings are supported partly on reinforced concrete walls and partly on the structure’s steel columns. The space between the reinforced concrete ceilings will be filled with a steel structure on which the glazed roof will be mounted. The structure of the transfer centre building, on the other hand, is a typical brick structure on strip footings, while the flat roof will be made of prefabricated slabs.

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