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Warsaw. The leaking roof of OSiR Żoliborz will be renewed

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The roof over the skatepark and ice rink of the Sports and Recreation Center at Potocka will undergo comprehensive modernization. The works are to be completed this year, informed the Żoliborz district office.

On Monday, September 6, representatives of Mazovia and the district authorities signed an agreement on granting OSiR Żoliborz funds for modernization works from the budget of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.

The roof is heavily worn out

The modernization of the roof over the recreational field will significantly improve the comfort and safety of its users. It will make it possible to reduce the repair costs incurred by the Sports and Recreation Center, and most importantly, eliminate the need to close the facility for users during repairs – emphasizes Paweł Michalec, mayor of the district, quoted in the announcement.

The roofing of the recreational field with an area of ​​1,256 square meters, under which there is a skatepark with an area of ​​1,100 square meters in summer, and an ice rink in winter, was made of cellular polycarbonate, which is already technically worn out. The roof is leaking, and the repair attempts made so far have not brought the expected result.

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In winter, leaking water forms dimples

As the Żoliborz district office explains, the severe damage to the roof sheathing and sealing elements as a result of weather conditions meant that “driving on the pitch has become a threat to its users”. “The puddles formed after rainfall have an additional destructive effect on obstacles made of wooden elements, which are equipped with skate tracks. In winter, leaking water creates cavities and bulges of the ice sheet, which prevent safe skating” – we read.

The technical documentation is ready and preparations are currently underway for a tender in which a contractor to repair the roof over the skatepark and ice rink will be selected. “It is recommended to cover the roof with a PVC membrane (…)” – emphasizes the district.

The self-government of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship allocated 150 thousand. zloty. The remaining 297 thous. comes from the resources of the Żoliborz District Office.

Main photo source: Tomasz Zieliński / tvnwarszawa.pl

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