"sue&til" Development: Finished Faster than Planned



Building with timber is much faster than you think. At the ground-breaking ceremony for "sue&til" one and a half years ago, it was said that the first apartments of the Winterthur timber construction settlement would be ready for occupancy in spring 2018. Today we know that the first residents will be able to move into their new homes in just two months.

In Winterthur there were recently several reasons to celebrate: at "sue&til," the largest timber construction project ever planned in Switzerland, 18 of the 20 buildings have already been completed. On the former premises of the Sulzer machine factory, 20 five- to six-story buildings with more than 300 condominiums and rental apartments of various sizes as well as shops and commercial premises are being built on an area of 17,800 square meters. Timbatec is responsible for timber construction planning and fire protection at "sue&til."

Building with timber means reaching your goal earlier

Another reason to be pleased: the first four buildings with around 60 apartments are so far advanced that general contractor Implenia can hand them over to the client as early as November. Tenants can therefore move in on 1 December. 

At the same time, the first shops and business premises can also be occupied. And: at the moment, August 1, 2018 has already been set as the date for moving in the last residential units, as the website of  «sue&til» shows.

Six months win

This is much earlier than expected. It was announced in April 2016 that the first apartments would be ready for occupancy within two years. 

The pleasingly rapid construction progress in Winterthur is the best proof that building with timber is faster than conventional construction methods. And it is also good news for Allianz Suisse as an investor if the first rents are paid earlier than expected.



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