Wetzikon hospital has awarded a total (design-and-build) contract and will be implementing it together with Steiner AG of Zurich.
GZO Spital Wetzikon is planning a major renovation and extension project for completion by the end of 2025. The selection of a total (design-and-build) contractor is a significant milestone. The hospital's Board of Directors has decided to award the contract to Zurich-based Steiner AG. According to Board Chairman Jörg Kündig, "this ambitious project represents a significant forward for our hospital." And Matthias P. Spielmann, CEO of GZO Spital Wetzikon, declares: "Having chosen Steiner AG, we have a strong partner for realising this construction project."
Steiner AG is one of the leading project developers and total/general contractors in Switzerland. Having completed over 60 hospital construction projects, the company has a wealth of expertise in this area. Steiner AG will commence work at the beginning of the year, and the ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for March 2018. Daniel Ducrey, CEO of Steiner AG, is very pleased with the awarding of this contract: "I am delighted that we will be able to execute this challenging renovation and extension project at GZO Spital Wetzikon."
Construction work will take place in several phases. To the south of the high-rise, a five-storey annex will be constructed. To make space for this, a number of existing buildings (or parts thereof) will have to be demolished. Those departments that will have to be moved because of the construction work will be accommodated in three temporary buildings. Once the new building is finished, the high-rise – which is now subject to a conservation order – will be renovated. The expansion programme will also include a staff facility. The hospital will continue all its existing work to existing quality standards during the entire construction period.
Information for the media
Jörg Kündig, Chairman of the Board of Directors, GZO Spital Wetzikon AG, Tel. +41 79 412 58 61
Matthias P. Spielmann, CEO of GZO Spital Wetzikon AG, Tel. +41 76 331 27 97
Andreas Gurtner, Head Corporate Communications, Steiner AG, Tel. +41 58 445 23 56
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