Press release 28 01 2010 Construction work on Agora Bytom shopping center reaches halfway milestone Agora Bytom a modern multifunctio by dda29983

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									Press release
28/01/2010




           Construction work on Agora Bytom shopping center reaches
                                       halfway milestone


Agora Bytom, a modern multifunction shopping center, is currently under construction
in Plac Kościuszki Square, in the heart of Bytom. Construction work has just reached
a halfway point and the reinforced concrete structure is almost completed.
Braaten+Pedersen Plus Partners, a Danish company, and Borgestad ASA from Norway
are the project investors.

The grand opening of the Agora Bytom shopping center, under construction downtown next to the
Market Square and the main shopping street, is barely 10 months away.              Construction work
performed by Erbud, General Contractor of the project, ran on schedule and the contractor reached
the first project milestone on October 26, 2009 when the entire Level 1+ floor slab was poured,
which completed the Level 0 ceiling slab.


Installation of water, sewer, electrical, and tele-technical systems has begun (in January) and should
be completed by the middle of October.


Another milestone to be reached is planned for end of February / beginning of March,
i.e. completion of work on the reinforced concrete structure of the building on all stories and on the
roof; however, a special ceremony called “Ridgepole Decoration” has been scheduled for April when
the weather should be more inviting.




                                                                                                  Agora Bytom
                                                                                                   ul. Lipowa 3
                                                                                                 44-100 Gliwice

                                                                                              NIP 676-22-96-930
                                                                                             REGON 013015371
                                                                                               KRS 0000183670
                                                                                       Sąd Rejonowy w Gliwicach
                                                                                    X Wydział Gospodarczy KRS
                                                                              Kapitał Zakładowy: 13.669.000 PLN
End of July should see the completion of roofing and building sealing work as well as the installation
of skylight steel framing. Window, facade and glass wall installation work should continue until the
middle of September, when the building shell is expected to be fully completed.


By the middle of October, all finishing work inside the shopping center should be completed, among
others, partition walls, false ceilings, plastering, etc.


The grand opening will take place in November.


For technical reasons, the entire building has been divided into three segments. Reinforced concrete
work was 70% completed in segment 1 as of January 28; in segment 2 – 95%, segment 3 – 100%.


When analyzing all aspects of such a large and complex project like the Agora Bytom shopping
center, one should remember that the project does not have any back-up facilities per se and that
the completed structure also doubles as a warehouse for construction materials, which – naturally –
affects all the work on the project. Nevertheless, Erbud, General Contractor, has been putting forth
their best efforts to minimize any inconvenience to the general public. To illustrate the point, under
normal conditions, concrete work requires the surrounding streets be closed to traffic to facilitate
deliveries of supplies to the construction site, but in the case of the Agora Bytom shopping center,
roads are only partially closed so that regular street traffic is not blocked.


You can monitor work progress on an ongoing basis by going to our website www.agorabytom.pl
where you will find photographs taken by a well-known Silesian photographer Marek Locher
at various stages of the project, starting in March 2009. Last fall, we also launched an on-line camera
project where viewers can watch live what is happening in Plac Kościuszki Square.




                                                                                                     Agora Bytom
                                                                                                      ul. Lipowa 3
                                                                                                    44-100 Gliwice

                                                                                                 NIP 676-22-96-930
                                                                                                REGON 013015371
                                                                                                  KRS 0000183670
                                                                                          Sąd Rejonowy w Gliwicach
                                                                                       X Wydział Gospodarczy KRS
                                                                                 Kapitał Zakładowy: 13.669.000 PLN
                                                     ***
FACTS ON AGORA BYTOM

Agora Bytom gallery will be created at the very centre of Bytom, a city of medium size (approx. 180,000
inhabitants) in Upper Silesia, between Kwietniewskiego, Jainty, Sądowa and Dzieci Lwowskich Streets. The
principle commercial street of the city leads directly to the gallery - Dworcowa Street.
Agora Bytom is a comprehensive, multifunctional investment, consisting of a modern retail-entertainment
gallery and adjacent 1000 vehicle car park. Inside the gallery are: a multi-screen cinema, shops, coffee bars,
restaurants, service points and also a small auditorium and office spaces. It is the first such modern retail-
services investment in Bytom, placed in the heart of the city. The opening of the gallery is planned for
November 2010.
www.agorabytom.pl

                                                     ***
FACTS ON BRAATEN+PEDERSEN

Braaten+Pedersen, international developers with a registered office in Copenhagen, Denmark and a branch
office in Gliwice, Poland, specializes in development and leasing of multifunctional shopping centers of the
future. Extensive experience in urban development, excellent references gained from prestigious projects, and
strong partnerships prove that Braaten+Pedersen is highly qualified to turn urban plans into reality. The
company participates in developing new projects for city centers as well as handles revitalization and
retrofitting of existing shopping malls both in Central Europe and Scandinavia. The Braaten+Pedersen team is
currently working on the following city center projects: AGORA (Bytom, Poland), Friis Aalborg Citycenter
(Denmark), Skanderborg City Center (Denmark) and Soenderborg Citycenter (Denmark). In 2007 and 2008,
Braaten+Pedersen successfully completed and commissioned the following shopping malls: Forum (Gliwice,
Poland) and in Denmark: Esbjerg Storcenter, Waterfront Shopping Centre (Copenhagen), and Metropol
Hjoerring Citycenter.
www.braatenpedersen.com


                                                     ***

Media contact:

Katarzyna Skalska
Braaten + Pedersen Plus Partners Sp. z o.o.
Telephone.: +48 32 719 26 37
M: +48 501 699 261
e-mail: kas@agorabytom.pl
www.agorabytom.pl




                                                                                                        Agora Bytom
                                                                                                         ul. Lipowa 3
                                                                                                       44-100 Gliwice

                                                                                                    NIP 676-22-96-930
                                                                                                   REGON 013015371
                                                                                                     KRS 0000183670
                                                                                             Sąd Rejonowy w Gliwicach
                                                                                          X Wydział Gospodarczy KRS
                                                                                    Kapitał Zakładowy: 13.669.000 PLN

								
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