From airplanes to football
Business centre “House of Culture Park” Zubovsky Boulevard in Moscow was the headquarters of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018”, preparing for the upcoming world Cup, said a source close to the owner of the premises. Previously, the entire business centre with an area of about 7.5 thousand square meters, belonging to a Cyprus developer Basilica Estate Development, he held the office of airline “Transaero”. In a press-service of the organizing Committee of the 2018 world Cup have confirmed the signing of the transaction and the transfer of some staff to a new office on Zubovsky Boulevard. The representative of the broker of the building — JLL — refused to comment on the deal.
The office of airline “Transaero”, which is currently under external administration under the bankruptcy proceedings, ceased operations at the business center in the fall of 2015, when JLL put up property for rent. It was assumed that the area of the building can be leased as a single tenant, and “warezko” for several companies. According to the source , the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” has leased most of the business centre — 4 thousand square meters, thus becoming the anchor tenant of the business center. The cost of renting in the organizing Committee did not disclose. According to the Director of office real estate at Knight Frank Konstantin Losyukov requested by the owner rate was approximately 45 thousand roubles for 1 sq. m per year plus operating costs (5-6 thousand rubles per 1 sq. m a year) and VAT. “However, the organizing Committee as an anchor tenant would get a discount of up to 10% of base rates”, — says Losyukov. Based on this valuation the cost of the office area of 4 thousand square meters will cost the renter more than 200 million rubles per year.
All for the championship
Now the main organizing Committee office is located in a small three-storey mansion in the Luzhniki stadium next to the metro station “Vorobyovy Gory”, and it lacks space for all of the services Committee: now the staff of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” includes 230 specialists, but it continues to grow, says the press service of the organizing Committee of the world on request . In the business center on Zubovsky Boulevard has been transferred to the departments of the operational unit of the organizing Committee, in particular: the security departments, medical services and doping control, the Department for work with volunteers and other departments of the Committee. In total, the new premises have moved about half of the staff Committee.
According to the plan of organizers of the championship by the end of 2016 the number of staff of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” will amount to 355 employees. By the time the world Cup in 2018, the state will increase to 500 professionals, and given the temporary staff will be more than a thousand people. It is planned that the matches of world football championship 2018 will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Volgograd, Sochi, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Kaliningrad, Samara and Ekaterinburg. The organizing Committee is going to take the square of the business center “House of Culture Park” to the end of the world Cup.
The total cost of world football championship will be approximately 665 billion rubles In the government said that in rubles approved budget will not change significantly, even in the case of exchange rate fluctuations. In may 2015, first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, who oversees the preparations for the championship, said that Federal budget spending will amount to 250 billion rubles, of which 120 billion rubles to be spent on stadiums and 130 billion rubles for infrastructure: airports, roads, communication facilities. Another 85 billion rubles had to be allocated from the Federal target program “Development of physical culture and sport”. Contribution of business in the conduct of the championship was estimated at 230 billion rubles — this money will go on building of hotels and complexes. Another 100 billion rubles is to come from regional budgets.