Recently, information surfaced about
interesting archeological discoveries
at Kostelní Square in Ostrava,
where you are currently working on
the polyfunctional VÁCLAV building.
What was discovered at this site?
The rescue archeology research team,
composed of experts from the National
Monument Institute as well as the Ostrava
museum, documented four original
medieval city plots within the initial phase
of the construction site. One of the houses
previously hosted Ostrava’s first coffee
shop, dating back to 1827. Additionally,
a different structure contained three stone
building components that prpobably
belonged to the nearby St. Wenceslas
Church-one of Ostrava’s oldest buildings.
When will construction on the VÁCLAV
project begin? What will this project in
the center of Czechia’s third largest city
have to offer?
Construction should begin sometime
in 2024, and the project should be
completed at the turn of 2026 and 2027.
The VÁCLAV project will offer 16 housing
units with a total area of
1 333 m2,
2 492 m2 of premium office space,
commercial space on a total area of 599
m2 and 76 parking spaces. The structure
will be divided into smaller, height graded
parts in order to comply and better blend
into the surrounding development in
the historical heart of Ostrava.
You completed a project called
ANTRACIT PorubkaPoint in Ostrava in
the summer. Can you elaborate on its
intended purpose and design?
The building will be used to house
the largest climbing center in the Moravian-Silesian region, called HANGAR Ostrava.
The climbing center will include a bistro,
a coffee shop and a children’s playground,
surely providing something for everyone
and offering great value to the public.
We have also launched another project
in Ostrava, called ANTRACIT Lívia, where
we will construct smart wooden houses
with photovoltaics and heat pumps.
Are there any other ongoing projects
that you are involved in around the
Yes, we are currently working on our
brownfield project ANTRACIT Plzeň in
a plot by the Plzeň main train station. We
are scheduled to begin reconstruction and
construction in 2024. The reconstructed
building will have an area of 2 260 m2, with
space for up to 5 renting units. We will also
be constructing a new 600m2 building
across from that site which could be used as
a warehouse. ANTRACIT Ústí nad Labem
is another one of our brownfield projects.
Currently, spatial planning work is being done
to complete the area’s complex revitalization.
This project will offer spaces appropriate for
production, storage or offices.
ANTRACIT Spot and
are great examples of our
ability to provide a complete
When it comes to your Slovakian
projects, construction of the ANTRACIT
Spot in Žilina began in spring of this
year. How is this project progressing?
Not too long ago we installed
the prefabricated reinforced concrete
skeleton which forms the main support
structure of the building. We are
planning to hand off the project to
the tenant by the end of January 2024.
The structure, located in the attractive
location of Žilina - Považský Chlmec, will
house a youth focused gymnastics and
parkour academy. ANTRACIT Spot and
ANTRACIT PorubkaPoint are great
examples of our ability to provide
a complete development service, from
searching for an appropriate location
to the construction and then later
maintenance of the property.
Tell us about your other Slovakian
project further in the east of the country
This area is in high demand, and we are
currently conducting negotiations with
multiple potential customers. There
are two alternatives for the location in
Prešov - Záborské, it will either serve as
a showroom or store complex. The first
alternative would call for a singular hall with
an area of 40 850m2, with the possibility
of dividing the space up into smaller units.
The second alternative would involve three
separate structures with a total area of
36 500m2. The connection of the plot to
utility networks is already within its final steps.
You have finished the first phase of your
Senec project. Are preparations for
the second phase already underway?
We are finishing up the EIA and territorial
the second phase. We are planning to
begin construction of the 20 000 m2
structure at the end of the year 2024.
You presented ANTRACIT projects at the
prestigious fair in Cannes. What was the
outcome of participating in this event?
MIPIM 2023 is the largest event in
the development and construction
industries. At the fair we discussed
continued cooperation with foreign
companies from Czechia, Slovakia,
Hungary, Austria, Poland, Croatia,
Germany, Denmark and Italy.
companies already for the past couple
of years. However, we also focused on
the possibility of finding new potential
partners in other European countries.
What companies do you cooperate with
in your development projects?
The construction of our projects is
handled by the international construction
group HSF System, while the facility
management company SK Facility takes
care of the management and maintenance.
Mr. Kosa, thank you for the interview.
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