Coop has hired Implenia to manage the building work required to increase the height of the Kornhaus from 40 to 118 meters
Dietlikon, 19 April 2013 – Grain has been milled on Zurich’s Sihlquai for 170 years. Swissmill currently processes around 30 percent of the cereal needed for food in Switzerland there. The Kornhaus, one of four Swissmill grain silos in Zurich, is now being made 80 metres taller so that the company can maintain its capacities following the closure of a silo in Basel. Coop, the building’s owner, has awarded the construction site management contract to Implenia. Because it is being carried out while the mill continues to operate, the project presents difficult technical and logistics challenges. A further complication is that there is very little space to work in: the Kornhaus is bounded by the Limmat river, a railway line and a very busy road. Work begins in May 2013 and will take about two years to complete.
Implenia will be able to use its skills in industrial building construction and foundation engineering on the project. Additional civil engineering work will be done by KIBAG, with which Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company is forming a consortium.
Implenia enlarges the Kornhaus in Zurich from 40 to 118 meters.
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 Modernisation & Development, Buildings and Tunnelling & Civil Engineering Sectors, and its Switzerland and Norway Regions 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, integrated and customer-centric. The focus is on striking a sustainable balance between financial success and social and environmental responsibility.
Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs more than 6500 people and posted turnover of around CHF 2.7 billion in 2012. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.