The construction should cost about a quarter of a billion crowns without VAT. The town hall is also planning to build a kindergarten instead of the current two-class school in Nasková Street. Until the construction is completed, the city district will look for temporary teaching space.
The reason for the investment is the insufficient capacity of schools in the Košíř area. The city district recently agreed with the municipality to acquire the premises of a special school for children with autism in Cibulka, where it will subsequently build a large school. By replacing the town hall, the town will leave land near the Nepomucká primary school, where the reconstruction of a new wooden pavilion created modern spaces for children with autism.
The town hall will announce a public contract for the construction of a new primary school, which it had previously commissioned an architectural study. It will use the so-called Design & Build method, in which the selected supplier will ensure complete work, including project documentation. An earlier architectural study estimated the cost of construction at 192 million crowns without VAT, but the price seems to seem. “With regard to the development of the overall construction industry, however, it is assumed that the costs will exceed the amount of CZK 250 million excluding VAT,” the approved document states.
In addition, the city district plans to announce a competition for premises that it should use until the expansion of school capacity. In addition to primary education, pre-school classes should also be located, as the town hall plans to build a five-class facility instead of the current two-class kindergarten in Naskové, and until then it will be necessary to place children somewhere. “The premises sought must be available for four school years, from 2022/2023 to 2025/2026 inclusive. The possible possibility of extension in case of extension with the construction of the school is welcome, “says the approved document.
According to the demographic forecast that Prague 5 previously had prepared, it will increase by the end of 2030, mainly due to the new construction of the population of Prague 5 from the current approximately 86,000 by 12,000 to 19,000 people. The number of children and seniors is expected to increase significantly. Therefore, it will be necessary to secure another 1,500 places in primary schools. In addition to the planned school in Košíře, others are to be established in the emerging district of Smíchov City and in Barrandov.
Regarding education, disputes arose at the City Hall of Prague 5 in connection with the fact that Mayor Renáta Zajíčková (on behalf of the ODS) has rented a school building in Plzeňská Street from the city district for her private grammar school. According to critics, it should leave it to the original purpose of primary school and it would not be necessary to spend hundreds of millions on a new building. The mayor said that if it turned out to be the best solution, she was willing to vacate the building. At the same time, she denied that she had a conflict of interest on the grounds that she was not in politics at the time the school lease was concluded.