Building permits for construction of 1.362 residential buildings in Bulgaria

Cristian Hatis 2 Min Read

In the second quarter of 2020, the municipal authorities in Bulgaria issued building permits for construction of 1.362 residential buildings with 5.928 dwellings and 823.615 sq. m gross building area, of 31 administrative buildings/offices with 18.328 sq. m gross building area and 935 other buildings with 427.613 sq. m gross building area.

As compared to the previous quarter the issued building permits for residential buildings increased by 0.8%, the gross building area – by 1.0%, while the number of their dwellings decreased by 6.2%.

The issued building permits of administrative buildings shown an increase by 40.9%, but their gross building area dropped by 71.4%.

The issued building permits for other buildings rose by 5.9%, while their gross building area fell by 9.4%.

As compared to the second quarter of 2019 the issued building permits for new residential buildings decreased by 14.4%, their dwellings – by 29.9% and the gross building area – by 23.6%.

The number of issued building permits of administrative buildings was no change, but their gross building area declined by 70.5%. The issued building permits for other buildings fell by 19.9% and their gross building area – by 27.4%.

The highest number of building permits for new residential buildings was issued in the following districts: Plovdiv – 244, Sofia (stolitsa) – 210, Varna – 145, Sofia – 113 and Burgas – 86.

Most dwellings are to be built in the districts: Sofia (stolitsa) – 1 843, Plovdiv – 1 109, Varna – 913, Kardzhali – 377 and Burgas – 340.

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