Construction work on The Bridge tower has entered a new stage. The foundation plate underneath the building has been completed as well as the building’s parking facilities. Now work has begun on the tower’s core. Ghelamco’s latest project on pl. Europejski square will eventually rise to a height of 174m.
Currently, the underground section of The Bridge is under development. Ghelamco’s construction engineers are using the top-down construction method. This is one of the more complicated techniques but also one of the safest. Space is dug out for the top ceilings, which are built first before the lower ones and then the work progresses down to the tower’s foundation plate. For this work, low-emission Vertua® concrete supplied by CEMEX has been used, allowing for the carbon dioxide emissions to be greatly reduced in comparison to a standard reference building and at the same time limiting the project’s carbon footprint while it is under construction.
“We are building the most technologically advanced and the most environmentally-friendly tower building in Poland. This is right now proven by the prestigious SmartScore and WiredScore certificates that we, as the first recipients in the CEE region, obtained in June and for which we were awarded the highest possible scores. Our project will combine the present with the past to offer tenants an inimitable atmosphere as well as the latest solutions to be available in a building,” says Jarosław Zagórski, the commercial and business development director at Ghelamco Poland.
The 40-storey skyscraper is to be connected to the former headquarters of publisher Bellona and the architectural designs of the past are to be joined with the modern through the construction of a symbolic bridge.
The scheduled date for the completion of construction work on The Bridge is Q1 2025.