Potential General Contractor Selected
The tender negotiations procedure related to the selection of the general contractor to build Lakhta Center is completed. The bidders are ranked. The main potential general contractor is defined according to the lowest offered price, Renaissance Construction company.
Prior to general contract award the current works are procured in separate work packages and carried out slightly ahead of the time schedule approved. The main work packages are carried out by Bauer, Arabtec, Geoizol companies. The contracts related to the foundations of the multifunctional building and the tower to be awarded to Renaissance Construction are in the process of approval and finalization.
The installation of the pile foundation under the tower (piles up to 82m deep) is completed including the installation of a designated structure, the diaphragm wall which will protect the foundation from the underground water. The zero cycle general contractor is Arabtec Construction, the subcontractors are Bauer (piles), Geostroy (d-wall). In addition the works are completed related to the installation of the disk system which supports the d-wall from collapsing because of soil pressure as the pit is excavated (Arabtec, Geostroy).
In parallel the pile foundation under the multifunctional building is prepared which size- and complexity-wise is comparable to the tower (Bauer). The works related to the pile foundation of the stylobat (the car park) and the entrance arch (Geoizol, Bauer) are underway.
In total about 2 000 piles of various diameter and depth will be installed at site. As of today over 1 400 piles are completed.
The cost of the works related to the foundation completed up to date is 145 million euro.
The total area is
The Tower is 180,000 sq.m.
The Multifunctional Building and Stylobat is 220,000 sq.m.