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Topping out ceremony at the Santander BAN Building on 07.11.2014

Branch Düsseldorf

On 07.11.2014, one day after the successful acceptance inspection of the preliminary building work and exactly 205 days after the contract had been awarded to the Düsseldorf branch of Porr Deutschland GmbH, the topping-out ceremony was held at the BAN Building of the Santander Bank in Mönchengladbach in front of 120 invited guests.

The celebration was opened by speeches by the Chairman of the Board of the Santander Consumer Bank, Mr. Leuschner, the Chief Operating Officer of Santander Global Facilities, Mr. Luis Guillo, Mr. Sauter as Managing Director of Porr Deutschland GmbH and the mayor of Mönchengladbach, Mr. Reiners. The topping-out speech was held by the foremen Klaus Tischman, Ulf Dreckmann and Thomas Peters.

13,000 m² of concrete and 1,600 t of steel were used for the building, which has a gross floor space of 24,486 m². During the preliminary building work, up to 80 craftsmen, three foremen and ten office workers were involved in the project.

The building complex is located on an area 17,880 m² in size and comprises a basement, a ground floor and four other three-storey office wings. These will be available to the 1,500 employees of SGF, a subsidiary of Santander Bank, from September 2015. A canteen designed to accommodate 350 people at once will be integrated on the ground floor of building 4.

The façades and roofing insulation are currently being carried out. The shell will be finished by the end of 2014.

The HVACR work started on 17.11.2014. The building is being erected as a turnkey project by the Düsseldorf branch of Porr Deutschland GmbH and will be completed by 26.08.2015.
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Milena IovevaCompany Spokesperson