British firms will be building Poland’s CPK airport

Last week, the Polish government hired two British companies to take design the “Solidarity” airport, often referred to as CPK (Centralny Port Komunikacyjny). 

The global architects firm Foster+Partners and the international engineering consultancy Buro Happold were picked to take charge of the ambitious project.

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As the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reports, the contract which was signed last Thursday is worth some EUR 150 million. The construction of the massive air hub is to start in 2023, and its completion is scheduled for 2027. 

The CPK is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in our part of Europe. Despite its enormous scale, we are delivering it on schedule, reaching successive milestones,” – assured the government’s proxy for the CPK Marcin Horała during a press conference. 

The British ambassador to Warsaw, Anna Clunes, explained that the choice of Foster+Partners represented “another example of the development of the British-Polish partnership.” She insisted that the UK would continue to support the project and that the CPK would become “a world-class success”.     

The new Polish air hub will cover over 3,000 hectares in the municipalities of Baranów, Teresin and Wiskitki (Masovian voivodeship, about 40 km to the West of the Capital). It’s expected to have an initial capacity of 40 million passengers annually. 

 

Image: Twitter (@mhorala)

Author: Sébastien Meuwissen

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