VCES build up new headquarters of Komerční banka
In the second half of September 2010, VCES successfully concluded the preparation period by signing a contract with FINEP – a development company and became a building contractor of new headquarters of Komerční banka in Prague. Thus VCES strengthen its position as an important player on the Czech construction market. After the construction of the new faculty of architecture of the Czech Technical University, VCES adds next significant project to its portfolio.
The joint venture of companies FINEP and VCES has won a tender with an architectural concept of AHK Architects design studio. They placed new headquarters in the southwestern part of Prague in a newly built modern district - City West. This place will combine business, housing and pleasure in near future. There will be settled a lot of office spaces, residential buildings, cafes, restaurants and a network of shops in here.
There were two key factors of success excepting suitable location with excellent accessibility, direct connection to the subway and attractive architectural design. The first one was the ability of VCES technical department to offer the most effective solutions to optimize the project already in the preparatory phase. The second key factor but not less important was the opportunity to create a building under criteria of BREEAM certification. In fact, the headquarters of Komerční banka will be the first project in the Czech and Slovak Republic realized under this certification. Strict fulfillment of the BREEAM requirements will create conditions for eco-friendly approach of the project to the environment in accordance with procedures, materials and technologies during construction and in the operation after the completion.
The construction of new headquarters of Komerční banka – the Czech subsidiary of the French financial group Société Générale, was launched in September 2010 and its completion is scheduled for February 2012. In the first stage there will be built the first of two buildings with seven floors and three underground floor. The extraordinary scale of the project is demonstrated by these general features: build-up area – 3,500 square meters, building pit 40,000 cubic meters, the use of concrete - 14,000 cubic meters, the steel reinforcement – 1,500 tonnes.