Media release

Implenia builds shell of Geneva University Hospital’s new ward block

Second order for this major project | New contract worth CHF 19 million

Dietlikon, 4 June 2012 – The existing ward block at the Cantonal University Hospital in Geneva dates from 1960. It no longer fulfils modern requirements in terms of number of beds, size of rooms, technical installations or sanitary facilities. In 2009, therefore, Canton Geneva decided to commission the construction of a second ward block and then to renovate the existing one.

Implenia started on the excavation work in July 2011. It won this initial contract, worth CHF 9 million, thanks to its offer of a special foundation engineering option that had already been used successfully elsewhere. The new second order covers shell construction and conversion work worth CHF 19 million. This demanding project, involving a total floor area of 41,000 m2 and a cubage of 20,000 m3, requires seamless coordination between Implenia’s building construction, civil engineering and foundation engineering specialists. It provides Switzerland’s leading construction and construction services company with another opportunity to demonstrate its interdisciplinary competence, true to its “One Company, One Goal, One Spirit” strategy.

Implenia plans to hand over the project to the client in summer 2013, and the new building should become operational at the start of 2016. The order value of the whole project comes to CHF 254 million, and Implenia’s total share to CHF 28 million.

Implenia press contact:

Esther Bürki

Communications Manager

Tel.: +41 44 805 45 63


From the start of 2016 the elegant new ward block at Geneva University Hospital will offer around 368 patient beds.

Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active company. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, sustainable, integrated and customer-centric.

Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs more than 6,000 people and posted turnover of more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.