Polish Airports, along with consultant Arup, is set to start a detailed land development plan for the new business area proposed for creation near Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Polish Airports had earlier selected Arup as the consultant for a new business district development.
Under the project, 17 office buildings of eight storeys will be constructed on 22.5ha of land near the Warsaw Chopin Airport.
The buildings will cover an area of 13.27ha and usable floor space of the facilities will be over 170,000m².
Plans also include restaurants, galleries and other recreational facilities. A rail line will link the Airport City with Warsaw city centre.
As per the deal, Arup will prepare a land-development plan and help Polish Airports to secure a final environmental decision and planning permission.
The contract requires Arup to deliver a detailed implementation schedule and look into certifying facilities under the LEED green buildings scheme.
Arup is expected to complete a detailed land development plan by the third quarter of 2014.
Chopin Airport City project head Aleksandra Matuszewska said, "Once the entire process is completed, we will be able to start preparing the area for the erection of first office buildings."
Construction on the project is expected to start in 2015.
The work on the land development plan is expected to complete in just over a year and a holding company will be established to manage the entire project.
Matuszewska said, "This way we will have full control over a project of key importance to our company and the implementation process will be made more efficient."
"We are currently working out details regarding the establishment of the company and assumptions for the business plan and financial forecasts."
Image: As per the project, 17 office buildings will be constructed on 22.5ha of land near the Warsaw Chopin Airport. Photo: Courtesy of Warsaw Chopin Airport.