House on Shchorsa ": when the plant decided to build a house

How noisy will the neighborhood with the existing industrial zone be?

"House on Shchorsa" is hidden among Soviet five-story buildings and old courtyards, so that only the upper floors of the new building are visible from Shchors. Few people know about this new building: we are getting acquainted with a non-core project of the developer plant, which has only the most necessary things - an 8-storey building, simple layouts, a small courtyard and a tiny underground parking.

Developer: Sverdlovsk Instrumental Plant JSC

Price per m²: from 84 625 (developer) to 90 245 ₽ (secondary market)

Due date: first quarter of 2021

Design and permitting documentation: here

Mortgage: Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Rosbank, Uralsib


"House on Shchorsa" is being built by JSC "Sverdlovsk Tool Plant". Since the 40s of the last century, the main activities of SIZ have been the production of metal-cutting tools and metal-working equipment. The company itself is not engaged in the construction of residential buildings; for the implementation of such projects, contracts are concluded with specialized contractor organizations.

At the end of 2019, SIZ put into operation the Tchaikovsky residential complex on Tchaikovsky - Traktoristov. Now the "House on Shchorsa" near the Yuzhny bus station and the second stage of "Tchaikovsky" on Tchaikovsky - Aviation are under construction.

There are no reviews of the company as a developer in the network, and visitors to the sales department are dissatisfied with the competence and disinterest of managers.


"House on Shchorsa" is being built within the boundaries of the streets of Stepan Razin - Shchors - Belinsky - Stepnoy. The house is surrounded on three sides by 4-5-storey Soviet-built residential buildings, and on the fourth side it is adjacent to the territory of the "Sverdlovsk Tool Factory", the southern entrance of which is located opposite the house.

House on Shchorsa

This year, by presidential decree, is dedicated to science and technology. Doing research projects, developing new products, and just being smart has become a trend lately. Robotics laboratories and centers are opening even in rural schools. Technoparks are popular in cities. But infrastructure alone is not enough. Young scientist Lev Maksimov told the AiF-Tyumen correspondent what hinders the development of science and what is needed for success.

Waste to income

Lilac Babaeva, "AiF-Tyumen": Leo, when they talk about scientists, the image of a kind of botanist involuntarily arises, who from childhood dreamed of learning and inventing something. Were you like that too?

Lev Maksimov: Not at all, I came to science by chance and already as a student. In 2014, he was going to the North with a construction team, but did not pass the medical examination. We can say that I was wandering around until I was offered to take part in one project. Participation consisted in the fact that I carried 25-liter cans with bottom sediments from one part of the university laboratory to another. It became interesting what these guys are doing. I began to look closely, listen, I myself did not notice how I was drawn into science. Before that, even the thought of this did not arise. I studied to be a civil engineer and in my undergraduate degree I thought I was stupid even for a graduate degree. I thought that if we could get a foothold as a foreman or site chief somewhere in the oil and gas facilities of the North, it would be a success. But I always wanted to try to do something with my own hands. In addition to studying my main specialization - the organization of production processes on a construction site, I became interested in the production of building materials. This soon determined the area of ​​scientific interests. Colleagues from the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation suggested trying to create building materials from waste generated when receiving water from the bowels of the earth, rivers or wastewater disposal. Then we didn't succeed. It turned out that it is possible to make high-quality bricks and expanded clay from waste, but such building materials will not be cheaper than usual. And for an innovative product, this is an unaffordable luxury. The profitability of their production must be ten times higher in order to justify all the risks and investments. There was no sense in continuing to work in this direction, but this period gave me confidence and helped me understand that such work can be rewarded, including financially through grants and awards.

- But now your developments are also associated with waste remaining after water purification, it turned out that you can make not only building materials from them?

- Yes, it turned out that the range of applications of these wastes is much wider due to the fact that they are 70-80% composed of iron oxide - in fact, rust, which looks like flour. It can be used to make refills for 3D printers that print from metals, a component of raw materials for batteries, which are used by some Moscow electric buses, magnetic fluids and powders for non-destructive testing, which are used in the diagnosis of metal products - from pipelines to aircraft parts. It is profitable for business, it would be beneficial for residents as well, as utility bills for water, albeit a little, but should be lower. They will no longer include expenses for the disposal of waste generated during water treatment, and we will take this "rust" away. Now we are getting a patent for part of the development, but we will not reveal all the secrets, some details will remain in the form of know-how, because patent law in Russia is a bit like a colander.

Is there a benefit?

- You are developing a potentially profitable business product. Due to the financial disadvantage, they abandoned the production of building materials from waste. Does this mean that today only things that can bring money are of scientific interest?

- If we talk about engineering sciences, then rather yes, because if there is no practical application in the coming years from the start of development, it will be difficult to find commercial support. We need money for experiments, experiments, equipment, reagents, and the authors of the project would also like to live on something. Full-time budgetary postgraduate study at universities is a good way out, there is a scholarship. For example, at the Tyumen Industrial University today it is 26 thousand rubles if you study with excellent marks. Let us summarize this with the salary of junior positions in the scientific field, other grants and we will receive, albeit relatively modest, income that allows you to work and develop. But it is sometimes not easy to enroll in graduate school on a budget - there have been more people who want to be smart and do something useful in recent years.

Projects without commercial benefit are created in the basic sciences, where the results of research can be evaluated in tens of years. To support such projects, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research is working, there are grants for scientists studying chemistry, biology, physics, etc.

- But the salary of a chemical scientist and the income of the author of an innovative profitable development are incomparable?

- Correct. But at the first stages, this conventional "scientist-chemist" will receive even more and more stable. He does not need to take on increased financial and reputational risks, he does not need to try on the role of a "man-orchestra". But in case of success - the probability of which, alas, is not very high - the innovator will receive tens of times greater benefits. So the controversy about the vector of development has no obvious answer. Perhaps, I would still advise you to first go into science and only then develop into a technology entrepreneur, acquiring a baggage of knowledge in your field.

- You said that being smart, doing science is becoming fashionable, why?