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Work begins on "schorenstadt"

A beacon project for the 2000-Watt Society on the Schorenareal site in Basel

Dietlikon, 30 April 2013 – Over the next few years, new life will be injected into the Schorenareal site in the Basel district of Hirzbrunnen. Following intensive planning, excavation work has now begun on what will become "schorenstadt", Implenia’s beacon project for the 2000-Watt Society. The project, which won the Project Development category of the 2012 Real Estate Awards, combines sustainability, urban living and high-class architecture by Burckhardt+Partner AG, Basel. As total service provider, Implenia is utilizing its Group-wide expertise in general contracting, building construction, civil works and wooden construction.

The residential development will consist of 43 terraced family houses and two multi-occupancy units offering a total of 22 apartments. Around three-quarters of the homes have already been reserved in writing or verbally. It’s not too late, however, for anyone else who would like to acquire a home notable for its intelligent and efficient use of resources and energy. There are still some terraced family houses and apartments available at “schorenstadt”.

The foundation stone of “schorenstadt” will be laid at 11 a.m. on Friday 14 June 2013. Journalists are cordially invited to attend the ceremony and find out more at first hand about this beacon project for the 2000-Watt Society. Please register for the event by e-mail to communication@implenia.com.

Implenia press contact:

Roger Teuscher

Communications Manager

Tel.: +41 44 805 45 65


Excavation work has begun on this Beacon project for the 2000-Watt Society.

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.