Delta Holding is interested in buying Sava Centar in Belgrade, as confirmed for B92 by the vice president of Delta, Zivorad Vasic.
– Serbia lacks congress tourism. We used to have an elite facility, Sava Centar. However, there have not been investments in it for 40 years and it has deteriorated with time. Sava Centar is now a place that needs a thorough reconstruction. The City of Belgrade has decided to sell Sava Centar through a tendering procedure. Delta Holding is absolutely interested in taking part in that tender – Vasic said.
He said that, in addition to the facade, the electrical installations needed to be replaced, the rooms needed to be equipped in a modern fashion, the ventilation and air conditioning needed to be replaced and the facility required new furniture.
Deputy Mayor of Belgrade Goran Vesic recently announced that the tendering procedure for the sale of Sava Centar would open very soon
– The city will oblige the future purchaser to carry out predominantly congress-related activities in this facility, which is protected by the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Belgrade. This means that they will not be allowed to change the purpose of the facility. Also, they will be required to invest at least EUR 40 million in its reconstruction.
At the first public contest for a PPP for the management of Sava Centar, organized by the City of Belgrade, in addition to Delta, a bid was made by the consortium consisting of the Nikola Tesla Airport, Energoprojekt and the Belgrade Fair
, but there were no bids in the second round.
At the second public invitation, Delta made the sole bid, which was, however, deemed unsatisfactory.
It has been estimated that Sava Centar, along with the accompanying land, is worth EUR 108 million.