Quite significant for the construction of St. Petersburg. On CBS had reason — to fill the gaps.
"ExpoForum" — the largest in Russia and very large by European standards, CEC. According to St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, his discovery, in accordance with the chosen concept of the northern capital as a global city, will mark a "breakthrough in the field of congress and exhibition activities" and raise "business image of the city." According to the Chairman of the Board of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller, like infrastructure projects give impetus to the development of the metropolis, and "ExpoForum" three years later put Petersburg "on a par with the largest exhibition capitals of the world."
ECC is based on the territory of 56.21 hectares, located in the Pushkin district and limited and the Petersburg Pulkovo highway, river Pulkovkoy and residential buildings. It will include six exhibition halls with a total area of 100 thousand square meters. m, outdoor exhibition space, a conference center with a capacity of about 3 million people, two housing business center area of 25 thousand square meters. m, outdoor and underground parking for 10 thousand seats and two 451 room hotel, which will manage the international operator Hilton. The cost of the project — $ 1 billion. Erkulov said: 30% — own funds, 70% — Credit (including Gazenergoprombank).
The general contractor is a group of companies "Standard", which contracted by 14 billion rubles. By the end of 2013 "Standards" are not just objects will build the first stage, but will hand over their "turnkey" — equipped and ready for use. According Erkulova, the estimated cost of the first stage — 20 billion rubles. The President of the Civil Code "Standard" Vyacheslav Zarenkov said that the workers took to the site the day after the signing of the contract and is now working on a construction site every day about 400 people.
Around the "ExpoForum" St. Petersburg several developers had planned to build housing (with a total area of approximately 2,000,000 sq. m.) That transfers the problem of transport accessibility in the category of primary CEC. From the monorail project the city refused, but the company "ExpoForum" insists on the subway construction, as long as the customer has acted reconstruction (extension) of St. Petersburg highway. It is also planned to create several road junctions and develop at a location nearby road network.