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Ostrava will have the largest fleet of electric buses in the Czech Republic
9 6 2022

Ostrava will have the largest fleet of electric buses in the Czech Republic

From May, Ostrava’s public transport corporation (DPO) will be gradually introducing 24 new electric buses featuring the OppCharge fast charging system. New charging infrastructure for the new buses will be built at the Hranečník terminal in Slezská Ostrava.

Ostrava has again been ranked the best place in the Region to do business
30 5 2022

Ostrava has again been ranked the best place in the Region to do business

Ostrava has successfully defended its position in the national comparative survey “Cities for Business”. The survey brings an annual evaluation of 205 cities and towns plus the individual municipal districts of Prague.

The first three companies are set to move into the new Hrušov logistics park
18 5 2022

The first three companies are set to move into the new Hrušov logistics park

The developer GLP, a specialist in logistics facilities and distribution parks, has already leased all the premises created in Phase 1 of the newly built GLP Park in Ostrava’s Hrušov district to tenants. 

Revitalized historic slaughterhouse will be open for public viewing from mid-May
4 5 2022

Revitalized historic slaughterhouse will be open for public viewing from mid-May

From the 16th of May to the 10th of June will be possible for members of the public to take their first look at the revitalized former city slaughterhouse and enjoy the beauty of this historic structure before the PLATO contemporary art gallery moves into its new premises there.

IT’S ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE (EVEN THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS!)
25 4 2022

IT’S ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE (EVEN THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS!)

The interview with the MayorTomáš Macura. It was done by Robert McLean - the publisher of The Prime magazine at MIPIM. Tomáš Macura is speaking about Ostrava and its reputation as a progressive city.

City offers an attractive site for residential development at Středoškolská St.
19 4 2022

City offers an attractive site for residential development at Středoškolská St.

At its session on Wednesday 23 March, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved plans to sell land in the Ostrava-Jih municipal district for a future residential development. The site, located between Středoškolská St. and U Studia St., has a total area of 12151 m². With excellent transport links and easy access to civic amenities, it offers an ideal location for an apartment complex. The deadline for submitting bids is 29 July 2022.

Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region have again showcased their opportunities at the prestigious investment event MIPIM
8 4 2022

Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region have again showcased their opportunities at the prestigious investment event MIPIM

After a three-year gap caused by the pandemic, the City of Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region once again participated in the prestigious international investment event MIPIM in the French city of Cannes. This year’s MIPIM took place from 15 to 18 March. 

A new commercial and industrial park will be built near the Lower Vítkovice complex
29 3 2022

A new commercial and industrial park will be built near the Lower Vítkovice complex

The developer P3 has launched the construction of a brand-new commercial and industrial quarter called P3 Ostrava Central. The development is located on a brownfield site at the edge of the Lower Vítkovice area, and P3 is currently making preparations for a road link and three new buildings. The first ever tenant at the new complex will be Linde Material Handling Czech Republic.

The City has received bids for the site of the future “Rezidence Stodolní” development
24 1 2022

The City has received bids for the site of the future “Rezidence Stodolní” development

Ostrava is entering into negotiations on the sale of the real estate complex known as “Rezidence Stodolní” in the city centre. The investor is Linkcity Czech Republic a.s. The decision was taken by the City Council on 11 January after evaluating the two bids received. 

We are seeking an investment partner for architect Eva Jiřičná’s reconstruction of the “Ostrava Skyscraper”
7 1 2022

We are seeking an investment partner for architect Eva Jiřičná’s reconstruction of the “Ostrava Skyscraper”

At its December 2021 session, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved the plans to sell the building on Ostrčilova Street known locally as the “Ostrava Skyscraper” (including the drafts of the relevant contracts). On 14 December 2021, the City Council decided to announce a public tender for the reconstruction of this high-rise landmark. The project has been designed by the world-renowned Czech architect Eva Jiřičná and Petr Vágner at their AI DESIGN studio. 

The City of Ostrava’s education strategy up to 2030
13 12 2021

The City of Ostrava’s education strategy up to 2030

At its November 2021 session, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved a key document setting out the City’s vision for education in the period up to 2030. The education strategy defines core priorities: literacies and competencies for children and students, equal opportunities in education, talent management, careers guidance, civic education, cooperation between the City and schools across Ostrava, education infrastructure, the development of universities, intercultural education and foreign language teaching, and the integration of education and sport. The strategy covers all types of educational provision: both formal and informal, as well as extracurricular activities and lifelong learning. 

New bridge over the Ostravice River will become a city landmark
23 11 2021

New bridge over the Ostravice River will become a city landmark

One of the current bridges over the Ostravice River, at Karolina in central Ostrava, is set to be replaced by a new structure designed by architect Roman Koucký. The new bridge will become a major landmark in a rapidly developing part of the city centre. The current bridge is in poor technical condition, and it is oversized for its purpose, so the decision has been made to demolish it and replace it.

The first of Ostrava’s planned parking garages is set to become a reality
6 10 2021

The first of Ostrava’s planned parking garages is set to become a reality

The new parking garage at Ostrava’s City Hospital will be built by the contractor GEOSAN GROUP. Building work will begin just in a few days. The contractor was chosen by the City in a public tender. The garage will have seven levels, and it will quadruple the current parking capacity at the site, serving both hospital employees and the general public. The ground floor will contain a pharmacy, retail units and technical facilities. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023. Alternative parking facilities will be provided during the construction work.

The construction of the combined transport terminal was officially launched
16 9 2021

The construction of the combined transport terminal was officially launched

The construction of the combined transport terminal was officially launched at the OSTRAVA AIRPORT MULTIMODAL PARK in the presence of the Mayor of Ostrava Tomáš Macura, the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region Ivo Vondrák, representatives of Innofreight as the future owner and operator, the developer Concens Investments and representatives of major logistics companies.

Ostrava has begun its search for an investment partner for the skyscraper to a design by Eva Jiříčná
26 7 2021

Ostrava has begun its search for an investment partner for the skyscraper to a design by Eva Jiříčná

The high-rise block in Ostrčilova Street known locally by its nickname “the skyscraper” has stood empty since 2013 due to technical problems. Last year, the City of Ostrava decided not to demolish the building, but to retain it as a unique and distinctive urban landmark and to restore it to its original function

OSTRAVA IS A TOP CITY FOR BUSINESS
8 6 2021

OSTRAVA IS A TOP CITY FOR BUSINESS

Ostrava has recently been ranked as one of the Czech Republic’s top business cities in the largest national survey of business potential.

Contera is set to build “Organica” – a new smart office building in the heart of Ostrava
31 5 2021

Contera is set to build “Organica” – a new smart office building in the heart of Ostrava

For many years, the City of Ostrava has offered substantial support to private investment projects located in the city, including the systematic preparation of a range of development sites and their presentation to potential investors.

Mošnov industrial zone welcomes an Italian investor with plans to build a new factory on land purchased from the City
23 4 2021

Mošnov industrial zone welcomes an Italian investor with plans to build a new factory on land purchased from the City

The City of Ostrava is selling more of its land at the Strategic Industrial Zone in Mošnov. The buyer is the Italian investor IRCE, which will build a plant making copper and aluminium conductors for coils in electrical machinery. Construction of the plant will be completed by the end of 2030 at the latest.

Building work can now begin for the Nové Lauby residential complex – the City has chosen an investor
12 3 2021

Building work can now begin for the Nové Lauby residential complex – the City has chosen an investor

More than four years after launching the preparatory phase for the Nové Lauby residential complex, Ostrava’s City Assembly has approved the contract with the selected investor. 

Reconstruction project for high-rise Ostrava landmark brings a fresh new concept
5 2 2021

Reconstruction project for high-rise Ostrava landmark brings a fresh new concept

The renowned AI – DESIGN studio, headed by the architects Eva Jiřičná and Petr Vágner, has completed a detailed proposal for the reconstruction of a high-rise block in Ostrčilova Street, a major Ostrava landmark that is in poor technical condition and has remained vacant for several years.