Transformation of a former brewery in Opava into a modern community centre is entering its second half
The transformation of the former Zlatovar brewery in Opava into the modern community centre Breda & Weinstein has recently entered its second half as the contractor VCES a.s. has completed cast-in-place concrete structures of two new buildings. On Tuesday 10 July 2012 representatives of the contractor, the investor - Mint Investment and the Municipality of Opava commemorated the completion of this key phase of the project by casting the symbolic last cubic metre of concrete on this site.
During the seven months between November 2011 and May 2012, a total of 22,022 cubic metres of concrete were poured and 2,937 tons of steel were placed on the site of the community centre Breda & Weinstein Opava, thus creating the structures of new buildings in the so-called Lower and Upper Courtyards. In addition, more than 10,000 m3 of concrete were used for piles, blinding concrete, bond beams and other structures on the building site. On peak days more than 600 cubic metres of concrete were delivered to the site, which represents 100 concrete mixer trucks per day. Labourers and technical staff spent over 206,000 working hours on the execution of cast-in-place structures alone, additional tens of thousands of working hours were spent on the refurbishment of original buildings. Despite unfavourable weather in the winter, i.e. temperatures falling below -20 °C and heavy snow, which forced concrete teams to suspend all works for two weeks, the deadline for handover of the cast-in-place concrete structures was indeed met.
Currently, works are being carried out on renovation of historical parts of the former brewery - old and new malt house, brew house and fermentation room, which are all gradually getting a new look. Newly built commercial units are starting to be handed over to individual tenants, who will give them a final shape. The on-going construction process is placing the greatest demands primarily on coordination of individual activities in a short time span. Indeed, nearly 500 people are currently working on site and soon their number should increase to almost 750.
The first customers and visitors to the new community centre Breda & Weinstein will be welcomed in November this year.
Find more about BREDA & WEINSTEIN project here.