Approval for planned sports complex at Bolshevik business and cultural centre

January 26, 2018. Plans to create a sports centre on the territory of the Bolshevik business and cultural centre on Leningradsky Prospect  in Moscow have been approved at public hearings. The proposed development will have total area of about 10,000 sq.m. and will include a gym, covered tennis courts, an aqua zone, football field and sports infrastructure. A new car park will also be built to serve visitors to the Bolshevik centre and to the sports complex. Construction work is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2018 and should be completed by mid-2019.

Alexander Ostrovsky, the CEO of O1 Properties, commented: "The first phase of renovation of the Bolshevik site, now completed, has been highly appreciated both by its tenants and by the city as a whole. This open urban space with its historic architecture, landscaped pedestrian area and infrastructure has become a new pole of attraction for local residents. The unique architecture and history of the Bolshevik site make it especially popular (as shown by the success of regular historical excursions at the site). The new sports centre will be a valuable addition to the infrastructure of Bolshevik. The wide range of sports facilities, to be provided, is almost unprecedented at other business centres in Moscow, and will make Bolshevik more attractive for office tenants and apartment buyers, as well as for other visitors."

The Bolshevik business and cultural centre with total area of 86,000 sq.m. unites the buildings of a former confectionery factory, built in the late 19th century and expanded in the 20th century. The site is a masterpiece of early industrial architecture and three of its buildings have cultural heritage status. The renovation project was led by the British architectural firm John McAslan + Partners.

The first stage of renovation was completed in mid-2016, including restoration of the site’s historical appearance, full modernization of utilities and adaptation to modern use. The Bolshevik site now incorporates a class-A business centre (tenants include Publicis Group, Parallels, Moët Hennessy and AT Kearney) as well as closed and open shared-use and recreation areas. One of the buildings at the site houses the Museum of Russian Impressionism with an outstanding collection of paintings by Russian artists. Three of the buildings at Bolshevik are being converted as residential apartments.

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