The large-scale urban development projects are scheduled in Yekaterinburg

In the framework of the Interaction and Cooperation Agreement signed in October 2021, the delegation represented by Yekaterinburg Administration visited the facilities of Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies. The purpose of the visit was to examine the practical experience of Moscow Holding acting as an operator of a number of key urban development programs in the capital city, inclusive of construction of the Moscow Metro and development of the large urban areas, said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

Alexei Orlov, Mayor of Yekaterinburg, and other administration representatives made an introductory visit to the dynamically developing area of the Kommunarka Administrative and Business Centre, the Nizhegorodskaya transport interchange hub (TIH), as well as visiting the construction site of the Tekstilshchiki station on the Big Circle Metro Line (BCL) and TIH of the same name.

At each site, the specialists of Mosinzhproekt Holding described in detail the methods used to manage projects and construction production, the technologies and equipment employed, as well as the experience and skill sets gained in the course of years of the capital infrastructure projects implementation.

“It was important for Mayor of Yekaterinburg and his deputies to familiarise themselves with the practice and results of Mosinzhproekt’s performance in the principal areas of Holding’s activities. For instance, acting as an operator for development of a large-scale urban project (LUP), the company manages the stages of its implementation in accordance with the “one-stop-shop” principle, and coordinates the work of all participants with relevant agencies. At the Kommunarka ABC, this approach enabled a comprehensive planning of the new areas and integration of all elements of the city and transport infrastructure. In our opinion, this experience can also be implemented in Yekaterinburg”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.

According to Alexei Orlov, Mayor of Yekaterinburg, the large-scale urban development projects are scheduled for implementation in the capital of the Urals, comprising extension of the agglomeration.

“We got an insight into​​the company’s capabilities, and estimated the scale of urban development projects under implementation. Examination of the company’s management expertise is extremely valuable for us, as Yekaterinburg will experience an extensive work related to the integrated development of the urban agglomeration and new areas. Today, we have discussed particular steps in order to transfer interaction into the ground plane, shortly we will proceed with implementation of the roadmap”, said Alexei Orlov.

According to him, the administration of the capital of the Sverdlovsk region is also interested in Moscow’s experience in terms of creating the transport interchange hubs, being not only the transport infrastructure objects, but rather the points of growth, new centres of public and business life in the cosmopolitan city.

“We proceed with cultivating contacts with Yekaterinburg Administration and addressing the issues related to further cooperation. Today, Mayor of the city got acquainted in person with our expertise in managing the large-scale projects of area and transport infrastructure development. Besides, the city administration representatives were particularly interested in our work-in-progress with reference to a private investor and related to creation of a large-scale project “Prityazheniye” (Attraction) in Magnitogorsk, as well as the project development experience in view of Zaryadye park in Moscow. In Yekaterinburg, like in all contemporary cities of today, it is required to develop the multifunctional public spaces – this is the most important factor in terms of improvement the convenience for the residents. We are willing to share our knowledge and provide our capabilities for development of the Ural city”, said Anton Zhiganov, Deputy General Director for Strategy and Business Development at Mosinzhproekt JSC.

He specified, that the parties switched to shaping a road map, which comprises the particular actions aimed at developing the agglomeration of Yekaterinburg.

Mosinzhproekt acts as an operator for a number of large-scale urban development projects in Moscow, such as the Mnyovnikovskaya floodplain, the vacated territory of M.V. Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, as well as the administrative and business centre Kommunarka in New Moscow. The total area of ​the facilities scheduled for construction exceeds 12 million square metres.

Mosinzhproekt is one of the largest engineering holdings in Russia, the operator of key urban development programs in Moscow, as well as acting as a general designer and a general contractor for construction of the new metro lines and stations, and a range of large-scale road infrastructure facilities.