The endless story of Nová Palmovka. The town hall is getting rid of it, the 3D printer Průša wants to move there
First, there was supposed to be the magnificent town hall of Prague 8 with a shopping center on the upper floors. It came off. Then he has to find a modern Prague rescue headquarters in a giant building. It also came to an end. So far, the unfinished construction of Nová Palmovka for a billion crowns is empty. An endless story dating back to 2010, when the then management of Prague 8 City Hall pushed through the construction of buildings by architect Josef Pleskot, may be coming to an end.
Yesterday, the Prague 8 City Council approved the transfer of land under the unfinished town hall building to the capital. According to his management, he agrees with the transfer. “We will take over the land with the building into the administration and find a solution that will be not only for Prague 8, but especially for the citizens of the whole of Prague,” said Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib.
Possible interested parties are already applying for the premises in the torsion under construction in Prague. According to Hospodářské noviny, the European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA), for example, would like to settle in Nová Palmovka. It is now based on the embankment of Kapitán Jaroš and with regard to the planned number of employees who will have to move to a larger one in the coming years.
However, the manufacturer of the 3D printer Průša Research also showed interest. “We like the place and we would be interested in it. So far, however, we cannot rely on this as the only option, “we confirm the information for Forbes, the owner of the company Josef Průša, stating that Palmovka would not only produce a 3D printer, but also a larger workshop for the public. The current premises in Holešovice are already small for Průš’s ever-growing company.
The municipality would also find use for the complex, which could comprehensively move some of its officials into the bowels. For the land, the capital promised the city district a subsidy of 550 million crowns paid in installments over the next five years.
For Prague 8, however, the whole anabase means a great financial loss. The construction of the buildings and all other costs already cost the town hall over a billion crowns. In addition, the city district must return a subsidy of 300 million to the municipality for the fact that the building does not yet have the seat of the ambulance, which Prague 8 has already promised the capital.
According to the ideas of Prague 8, resolving the whole situation and attracting new tenants is to help in the development of the entire Palmovka. It is still a relatively neglected part of the city. And the under-construction and dilapidated torso of the buildings surrounded by the fence doesn’t help much.