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Picture : VOLKSWGEN FINANCIAL SERVICES .This high spec office building was completed to BREEAM Excellent standard and provides 10.000 sqm. of flexible office space over four floors. The building features a three-storey atrium and includes a restaurant, coffee shop, theatre style conference suite and a large car park. VINCI Construction UK used a concrete post-tensioned frame with a curved façade, designed to reflect the shape of the Volkswagen vehicles.

JUPITER`s ambitious projects require first class building contractors. We are particularly proud to have one of the worldwide largest construction companies on our side.

VINCI is a world leader in concessions and construction. The VINCI name symbolises the best in innovation, creativity and technological mastery, befitting for a Group that harnesses a culture of innovation to deliver technical expertise in tackling the most complex of projects.     VINCI turn over €38.7 billion and employs around 185,000 people in 100 countries around the world.  The relationship with VINCI can leverage our design ideas in combination with our energy technology to deliver top-quality work in all sectors.

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The Louvre upgrade

The Louvre upgrade project was designed to meet two objectives. First, the long linear set of museum buildings in a U formation had to be reorganized around a central focus, namely the pyramid in the central courtyard, to facilitate visitor traffic and access to collections.
Second, it was necessary to enhance the museum’s integration into the urban landscape. An above-ground car-park was transformed into a public square featuring a fountain. Passages connecting the various buildings, which were formerly closed to the public, were opened. As much as 75,000 m2 of new surface was added to the Louvre, which resulted in partial funding for the museum and in renewal for the centre of Paris.

Weight of the pyramid: 180 t,  Number of people on the worksite: 1,200
Floor surface: 75,000 m2 over three underground levels, Grey concrete: 90,000 m3, White architectonic concrete: 5,000 m3, Casings: 180,000 m3, Pre-stressing steel: 500 t

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Waters Ltd. Office Buildung

The headquarters in Cheshire has enabled Waters Corporation to consolidate four previous sites forming a multi-functioning assembly plant, office, research and development, sales and marketing facility. The three-storey facility has provided a world class centre for innovation, including the latest customer demonstration laboratories, research and development capabilities and an expanded manufacturing capacity for mass spectrometry.The surrounding landscape was transformed, creating a scenic setting with a Victorian sunken garden, a re-established pond, and a bat house. The neighbouring Altrincham Road, which connects the M56 motorway with east Cheshire, was restructured to accommodate the vast structure.

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Cultural Centre, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Construction of a complex designed for being used at the same time as international meeting and congress centre and cultural centre built right on the shore, on a 17,000 m2 area within a 17 m deep diaphragm wall precinct. Total area: 65,000 m2.
Beginning : 31/12/1997
Completion : 30/6/1999

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Paediatric Hospital Warsaw

Warbud (VINCI Construction Central Europe subsidiaries) is building,, as leader of a consortium, the paediatric hospital at the Warsaw University medical school under a general contract (excluding technical works packages).
The 80,000 sq. metre, seven-level hospital will consist of three buildings connected by a glass-walled passageway. It will have a heliport on the roof, a restaurant and a 400-space car park. It will offer 527 beds, of which 430 paediatric.
Construction: operating theatre, post-op recovery room, intensive care unit and emergency unit including medical apparatus, equipment and furniture.
The €66 million contract will take 28 months to complete.