Centrum Babylon Liberec


State Czech Republic
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Liberec region
District level (LAU1) Liberec district
Municipality (LAU2) Liberec
Connection to traffic network

Connection with the airport (132 km), a highway (next to the E442, 21 km from E65) and the city center (1 km). It is close to Liberec bus station (about 1 km) and railway station (400 m). Centrum Babylon is situated in the inner city, next to the E442 highway type road, which is connection to the E65 highway to Prague.

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

  • General localization - located in city Liberec – regional capital
  • Specific localization – in proximity of the city centre (1 km)
  • Transport links – in proximity to highway (next to the road of highway type) and to the railway station (400 m).
  • Extent of the built-up area and technical conditions of buildings –the area is situated very close to the city center, there was good infrastructure networks.
  • Place marketing – decision to build there aqua park – at the time first of this type in the Czech Republic.

Brief description of site and current use

City of Liberec was well known for textile industry. When factories ended its operation, areas became abandoned and dilapidated. Area of Centrum Babylon Liberec was build on brownfield of former textile company named Hedva. Construction of the Centrum Babylon was started in July 1997. In first part of reconstruction was build Shopping center, cafeteria Jizerka and luxury restaurant Luxor. For children there was Lunapark, for adults’ video games and hazard games casino, laser game, bowling and disco club. There was conference hall too, for different occasions. Complex services were gradually added, for example Business center, big parking place, 4 star hotel Babylon and especially thematic aquapark, which became the greatest touristic attraction of whole complex and Liberec region. This activities was realized by 2000. There was opened a new exposition hall in 2001 and in 2005 the hotel was extended. This extension included a new congress hall and capacity of the hotel was raised to 1000 beds.  In areal of Centrum Babylon was started service of  IQPark, glass labyrinth in 2007. Both of these was built by public benefit corporation Labyrint Bohemia. At the end of the year 2007 there was opened attractive wellness center. New services like XD theater, laser shooting range and golf simulator was created during 2009. And finally in 2010 was improved activities by adventure golf and gastronomy services at golf field in Rozstání, Světlá under Ještěd,

Original use – basic description

Original use Original building of mechanical weaving factory Neumann & Bürren. In 1902 the company was renamed to C. Neumann Söhne, Barmen – Reichenberg – Wien. Last company was textile company Hedva establishment 05
Area 3ha
Type of site Industrial site

Current state – basic description

Current use congress, hotel and entertainment complex
% of built-up area almost 100%
State of Environment not contaminated
New use from 1998
Total costs 17 132 000 EUR
Owner of site Centrum Babylon a.s

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site

Centrum Babylon a.s.

Nitranská 1 
460 02 LIBEREC 

IČ: 25022962, DIČ: CZ25022962

Telephone: +420 485 249 311

Fax: +420 485 249 930


Members of statutory authority:

Name: Petr Pucholt

Date of birth: 26. 9. 1971

Residence:  Polní, Liberec 46001

Function:  chairman of the board

Name: Daniel Vajner

Date of birth: 3. 2. 1975

Residence:  Kukelská, Praha 19800

Function: deputy chairman

Name: Matěj Vajner

Date of birth: 24. 4. 1988

Residence:  Nad Dálnicí, Dlouhý Most 46312

Function: member of the board
Local public administration

Mgr. Martina Rosenbergová

Mayor of the city of Liberec

Telephone: 485 243 145


Investors participating at redevelopment Redevelopment was paid by private sources of investor Ing. Miloš Vajner
NGOs Cooperation with Labyrint Bohemia, public benefit corporation