Renovation and construction works have started
In March 2019, as a result of a tender, the Diocese of Pelplin signed a contract for the renovation, reconstruction, adaptation and modernisation of the buildings of the organisational and administrative facilities of the Kociewian Cultural Centre and the execution of certain fixed assets under the project entitled: “Kociewian Cultural Centre – modernisation and adaptation of historic buildings belonging to the Cistercian Abbey in Pelplin”.
The following works will be carried out under the contract:
Renovation and adaptation for cultural and educational purposes of 3 buildings (two buildings are entered in the register of monuments). The scope of works includes:
- Building of DTIC: renovation of the roof, walls and ceilings, façade, flashing, sanitary and electrical installations, adaptation of toilets for use by disabled persons, installation of protection against theft and destruction and fire protection systems;
- House of the Artist: reconstruction of the interior – separating rooms, building a new staircase, reconstruction and replacement of internal doors, renovation of the façade and roof, replacement of floors, installation of protection against theft and destruction and fire protection systems;
- Kociewian Education and Culture Centre: strengthening of the structure, complete reconstruction of the interior, construction of a new staircase, replacement of slope windows and internal doors, replacement of floors, renovation of the electrical and sanitary installations, installation of protection against theft and destruction and fire protection systems;
- Vegetation and small architecture: sowing the lawn of approx. 1000 m2, installation of benches, trash cans and flower pots.
Let us recall:
The project “Kociewian Cultural Centre – modernisation and adaptation of historic buildings belonging to the Cistercian Abbey in Pelplin”, including the renovation and adaptation for cultural and educational purposes of the historic buildings of the Diocese of Pelplin, thanks to the positive decision of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, received funding in the amount of PLN 12,482,821.83 from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014 - 2020, under Measure 8.1 priority axis VIII Protection of cultural heritage and development of cultural resources. The total cost of the project is PLN 14,685,672.75.
The objective of the project is to protect and develop the cultural heritage of the Medieval Post-Cistercian Abbey in Pelplin.
As part of the project, the Kociewian Cultural Centre (KCC) will be created from three buildings of the Diocese. The KCC will provide a rich cultural and educational offer for visitors and residents of Pelplin. In addition, the infrastructure that will be managed by the KCC will be made available to local NGOs for their own statutory cultural and educational activities.
One of the most important activities of the project is the establishment of a new cultural and educational offer: tours around the Abbey with a guide, historical workshops, educational and artistic workshops, ethnographic classes, music workshops, Book Club, quizzes on the history of the Cistercian Abbey, Pelplin and Kociewie, four permanent exhibitions. In addition, the Centre’s premises will be made available to organised groups, both local and visiting.
Information activities will also be undertaken to promote the new offer on the market (promotional materials, website, articles in the press and Internet, information board, commemorative plaque).