UK and Poland sign agreement to deliver Solidarity Transport Hub


The UK government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Polish counterpart to support the development of a major infrastructure project, the ‘Solidarity Transport Hub, in Poland.

Planned to be built 40km outside of Warsaw, the new transport hub will comprise a hub international airport and railway interchange for Poland set over 3,000ha.

The government’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance is considering a ‘line of credit’ to suppliers, including consulting and design services firms in the UK that supports the project.

To be situated between Warsaw and Łódź, the new hub is expected to serve 45 million passengers annually. Upon adding further two runways, the hub is expected to serve100m passengers annually.

Scheduled for commissioning in 2027, the project will comprise over 1,600km of new railway lines including high-speed lines are planned.

UK Minister for Exports Graham Stuart said: “I’ve previously met with Polish ministers to champion UK expertise in delivering their ambitious plans to transform Polish connectivity. So I’m particularly proud to announce the deal we’ve struck with Poland’s Infrastructure Ministry today.

“Poland is an ever more important trade partner for the UK and I’m delighted that, after more than two years work by my department, British firms’ experience and expertise can be at the heart of delivering this major boost to Poland’s trade and prosperity.”

British architect firms including Foster+Partners, Chapman Taylor, Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw, Benoy, Pascall+Watson, Woods Bagot, Populous and KPF have already submitted early visions for the project, following a series of workshops.

The workshops were arranged by the Department for International Trade and the British Embassy in Poland.

The concept design for Solidarity Transport Hub in Poland presented by Chapman Taylor. (Credit: Chapman Taylor)

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