May 11 - symbolic inauguration of the works carried out by HOCHTIEF Polska.

Following the completion of the initial stage of ground works, the symbolic cornerstone laying was held at the construction site of the future office complex in Szczecin. The investment developer is SwedeCenter and the Poznań Branch of HOCHTIEF Polska is the general contractor.

The project provides for constructing the modern office complex of two buildings (Brama Portowa I and Brama Portowa II) in the centre of Szczecin, at Brama Portowa square. Its total floor area will amount to 13,000 square meters. The project is being implemented with the application of ecological solutions enabling application for LEED certification. In accordance with the rules of sustainable construction, the project will be equipped with innovative water and energy saving systems, optimal access for sunlight, waste degradation, and roofing providing protection against the “heat island effect”, and bicycle parking spaces for the lessees. An additional advantage of the investment is the exceptionally low common space index – below 3%, and the possibility of very effective division of the area.

HOCHTIEF Polska Branch in Poznań commenced the construction work in December 2010. Until now, excavations have been secured and archaeological works completed. Currently, the contractor is finishing the last stage of ground works and starts the implementation of the shell structure of the buildings. The project will be completed by the end of 2012.