Innsbruck: Bozner Platz will be significantly more expensive
In Innsbruck, the redesign of Bozner Platz will be significantly more expensive than planned. Mayor Georg Willi (Greens) put the total costs at around 9.3 million euros, almost a year ago the municipal council capped the construction costs at five million euros.
Boznerplatz is not only one of the largest inner-city squares in the state capital, it is also a very central transit zone from the train station area in the city center. As planned, it would be redesigned with trees, paving stones and a water area and turned into a meeting place.
Municipal council decided to cap costs in October 2021
A cost estimate for the competition-winning project has been available since October 2021. At that time, the pure construction costs were capped at just over five million euros. The total costs were estimated at just over six million euros – more on that in It was decided to redesign Bozner Platz.
However, this cost limit is not adhered to. Among other things, massively increased costs for construction work and materials are clearly noticeable.
Total costs are expected to rise to EUR 9.3 million
Mayor Georg Willi (Greens) and the responsible city councilor Uschi Schwarzl (Greens) presented the new cost estimate for the Bozner Platz project on Monday. The responsible city officials now estimate the pure construction costs for the winning project at 6.8 million euros – the total costs including planning costs, index adjustments and risk premiums would therefore be around 9.3 million euros.
The originally agreed construction cost cap can be adhered to, the city management said, but that would mean massive cutbacks in the project. Mayor Georg Willi and City Councilor Uschi Schwarzl want to stick to the competition project, so discussions in Innsbruck’s municipal council are inevitable.