Plac Bernardyński
Kamienica obecnie. Fot. ZKZL

A historic townhouse in the centre of Poznań is beautiful again. Look at the polychromes!

Plac Bernardyński in Poznań has become a more beautiful place. And this is due to the recently completed renovation. One of the historic townhouses there has undergone comprehensive conservation and modernisation works. The historic building was restored to its former glory, and future tenants gained 51 newly renovated flats. The environment was also taken care of – 56 tiled cookers were removed.

The comprehensive renovation of the magnificent historical building on Plac Bernardyński was completed several months ahead of schedule. An important element of the modernisation of this 19th-century monument was to increase the number of flats – 12 large, over-metre-long flats were converted into 28 smaller ones, which are the most sought-after by people applying for city housing. A total of 51 flats will be provided in the building at 4 Bernardyński Square: one-, two- and three-room flats with areas ranging from 22.5 to 65 square metres. The building will also house 3 commercial premises.

Plac Bernardyński 4 at present. Photo: ZKZL

As part of the work, the contractor renovated the front façade and insulated the walls on the courtyard side. In addition, the window woodwork was renovated, the roof was renewed and the premises themselves were prepared in turnkey standard. Particularly noteworthy is the meticulously restored staircase, where the historic polychromes have been conserved. It is now one of the most beautiful interiors in this part of the city. All the work carried out was consulted with the City Conservator of Monuments.

Plac Bernardyński
Tenement now. Photo: ZKZL

The courtyard has also been arranged, with space for a bicycle shelter, benches and greenery. New trees and dozens of shrubs and perennials were planted. This has provided tenants with a secluded space in the city centre in which to relax. Bird boxes were also installed on the walls of the building – 10 for swifts and two for jackdaws.

Plac Bernardyński
Tenement house now. Photo: ZKZL

An important element of the project was the removal of as many as 56 tiled cookers. After the renovation, the tenement is connected to the district heating system. The keys to the first tenants will be handed over in April this year.

The cost of modernisation amounted to PLN 15.6 million. 80% of the investment costs for this project were obtained by the Management Board of Communal Housing Resources with support from the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego’s Surcharge Fund.

Source: Zarząd Komunalnych Zasobów Lokalowych

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