Holding Graz is currently working intensively on the refurbishment of the infrastructure in the Styrian provincial capital. In addition to ongoing work relating to the tram in the direction of Smart City and Reininghaus, there are also major projects for the city pending in the area of Ressourcenpark (former Sturzgasse) and Steyrergasse. And there will be building and refurbishment work in Auer-Welsbach-Gasse from Monday (8 March) onwards.
Günter Riegler, city councillor responsible for shareholdings and finances, says in this regard: “In the west of the city, the trams in the direction of Reininghaus and “Smart City Graz” will be expanded by the end of the year. In addition, the straightening out of the city centre through Neutorgasse is on track. With the expansion of Steyrergasse Süd within the framework of the “Maintenance Graz Linien” master plan, another major success will be achieved, one which will have a knock-on effect on the entire district of Jakomini and the city of Graz. With a total investment in the amount of EUR 156 million over the next 10 years, the development of Steyrergasse South is one of the largest expansion projects of Holding Graz.”
Holding Graz CEO Wolfgang Malik adds: “In order to be able to commence with the construction work at the Steyrergasse Süd premises, some of the existing buildings will have to be demolished. The respective departments of Holding Graz and Energie Graz will, if they cannot be integrated into the new buildings on the premises, be relocated to the premises, among others, in Auer-Welsbach-Gasse.”
In Auer-Welsbach-Gasse, Holding Graz maintains a logistics site with warehouses and a storage facility for long items. At this site, the former “Rudersdorf gas plant”, municipal gas was produced in the period from 1945 until 1978. The demolition of the facilities was completed in 1984. One of the greatest challenges on the way there is also the elimination of contaminated soil at this site which comes from former gas plants. The current refurbishment project envisages the removal of the soil down to an average depth of approx. 1 m. In total, around 10,000 m³ of soil will be replaced and professionally disposed of. The surface will be restored according to the state of the art and will continue to be used as a storage facility for long items. The measures will be financed from federal funds. The construction work will commence on 8 March 2021 and is planned to be completed in July 2021.
Start of comprehensive information to neighbours:
In the direct vicinity, there may be minor, temporary impairments as a result of the construction work. Holding Graz will notify neighbours about the construction work by post. A point of contact will be set up for the neighbours affected:
Geologie & Grundwasser Gmbh
Engineering firm for technical geology
Mag. Christian Wolf
Tel.: 0316/24 40 89