Prague wants to buy real estate from the Czech Post for hundreds of millions. They will also serve as schools
“Post offices are usually well located in strategic places within Prague, and in some cases it would be a shame not to use it,” said Prague councilor for property Jan Chabr (TOP 09), according to which the city must be active in the current efforts to downsize and get rid of unnecessary assets. “I assume that these objects will serve a public purpose, such as education, even after the conversion,” he added.
The lands of the post office in Vysočany are to be used for the expansion of the future U Elektry primary school. Prague 9 is now in charge of negotiating the terms of purchase. Portlík (ODS).
The municipality is negotiating other real estate with the state enterprise. He is currently negotiating land in Malešice, Chodov, Lhotka and Krč. For this, it offers the Czech Post and the state its own land in Malešice and a supplement of 142.2 million crowns. For another 95 million crowns, Prague wants to buy a post office building and surrounding land in Lhotka.
Czech Post is facing the harsh effects of a pandemic, the company lost 1.4 billion crowns last year. This year, he has already sold properties at auctions for about two walls of millions of crowns. He wants to continue sales. “These are both hundreds of millions of buildings, small garages or plots of land that only burden us and we don’t need them. We anticipate that we will auction the remaining assets for about six hundred million for the whole year, “said Roman Knap, General Manager of the Post Office. The post office wants to sell, among other things, the administrative part of its headquarters in Politických vězňů Street in Prague 1.
The post office would like to move up to two thousand of its employees to new headquarters, and would like to use money from the sale of real estate to finance the construction of a completely new building. The location is not clear, most talk about Vysočany. The post office is now negotiating the land, the form and the price of the new headquarters. He will also use the new income for the planned transformation of the company into two separate companies.