The Silikatnye Ulitsy industrial area will be redeveloped into an innovative centre at land plot 2, Prichalny Proyezd Street. Mosgosstroinadzor, the Moscow Committee for State Oversight in Construction, has greenlighted the project, the committee’s chair Oleg Antosenko said.
The six-storey building will house exhibit spaces, a research centre, offices and auxiliary rooms. The semi-basement will feature a cafeteria and a gym for the staff. The two underground levels will house a car park with space for 260 cars. The project is expected to be completed by June 2019.
Industrial areas are becoming one of Moscow’s major development reserves with a fifth of all new buildings constructed in them. They cover 18,800 hectares within the older borders of the city that do not include the newly incorporated areas. Over 4,300 hectares can be redeveloped.
Some industrial areas will continue to include manufacturing facilities, but their employees will have an opportunity to move closer to their workplace. This, in turn, will improve traffic because fewer people will have to cross the entire city to get to work.