Milestone achieved at the Neugrüen residential development in Mellingen
With the completion of the first terraced house, Switzerland’s largest sustainable housing scheme continues to take shape
Dietlikon, 25 April 2013 – Implenia, acting as total contractor for the client Credit Suisse Investment Foundation Real Estate Switzerland, is currently building Switzerland’s largest sustainable housing development in Mellingen. A healthy mix of leisure, relaxation and residential space is being created for families, commuters and seniors on three hectares of land. Once completed the Neugrüen development will provide a new home for around 400 people in 198 residential units.
The project, designed by Dietrich Schwarz Architekten AG, is setting new standards. This is the first time that sustainable criteria have been applied to a construction project on this scale. As well as complying with greenproperty Gold rules, the development will have the highest possible Minergie ratings: Minergie-P-ECO and Minergie-A-ECO. Only 22 other buildings in the whole of Switzerland have earned the latter certification. Thanks to Neugrüen this number is set to rise exponentially.
“In Mellingen Implenia is impressively utilizing its great experience of executing sustainable projects,” says Andreas Roth, the client’s product manager. Implenia is providing a complete package in Mellingen, including total contracting, building construction, civil works, wooden construction and engineering, all from a single source. The contract is worth around CHF 90 million.
Implenia is currently building Switzerland’s largest sustainable housing development in Mellingen.
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.