Milan, October 22, 2018 - Salini Impregilo and its Swiss subsidiary CSC Impresa Costruzioni SA have been selected to develop a commercial and residential district in Lausanne, Switzerland, at a value of more than 100 million Swiss francs (about €90 million). It is the biggest project of its kind to be won by CSC in the country in recent years.
Commissioned by the Real Estate unit of Swiss Railway operator FFS, the project involves the design and construction of 10 buildings and surrounding public spaces for a new district called Parc du Simplon. Adjacent to the Renens train station in western Lausanne, the project will include two office buildings and eight residential buildings with a combined total of 200 apartments. The office buildings will be occupied also by the FFS’s regional branch office.
CSC has been taking part in major public works in Switzerland since 1960, including the Saint Gotthard Base Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in the world at 57 kilometers that opened in 2016. A centerpiece of the New Rail Link through the Alps, it receives 50 passenger trains each day.
The new project in Lausanne is a recognition of Salini Impregilo’s experience in civil buildings, having built some of the most iconic structures in the world. Many of the awards the Group has received for its work have demonstrated its attention to the sustainability of its projects. Among them are the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Kingdom Center in Riyadh and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, which obtained Platinum LEED certification. The Group is working in Dubai on a massive urban development project called the Meydan One Mall ahead of Expo 2020, while in Riyadh it is building a housing and urban development project for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. In Milan, it is erecting a new head office for ENI, Italy’s oil giant. Recently, Salini Impregilo won a contract to work on the expansion of the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru.
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