Reconstruction of Wenceslas Square officially started

The long-awaited reconstruction of the lower part of Wenceslas Square in Prague officially started today by a ceremony of tapping on the foundation stone.

The Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib, Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr and our Chairman of the Executive Board Tomáš Koranda attended the ceremony. The repair of the lower part of Wenceslas Square for ca. 326.6 MCZK will be performed by a team of Division Building Bohemia under the management of Mr Tomáš Tvrdík.

The area to be restored is situated between Můstek and Vodičkova and Jindřišská Streets. According to the design, the area for pedestrians shall be extended and only cars with permit shall be allowed to enter the square. Therefore, the space for cars shall be narrowed, but the entrances into buildings shall be preserved. The drinking fountains and a base for placing the Christmas tree shall be added. All greenery shall be irrigated using an automatic system. The underground area was already repaired in the lower part of the square. The repair included for example relocations of utilities. Compared to the original plan, lindens shall be planted on the square, not the plane trees that produce more resin than lindens. The project shall be completed by the end of 2021.