Hill International’s subsidiary, Hill International NV, has received a contract from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to provide project management services during design and construction of EIB’s new headquarters building in Luxembourg.Â
The eight-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $7m (€6.2m), the company said.
The new building will have a capacity for 1,500 work stations and an estimated gross area of approximately 74,500 sq m.Â
It will accommodate staff housed in the original EIB building, which is coming to the end of its lifecycle.Â
The EIB is the lending institution of the European Union, owned by its Member States. It has been established in Luxembourg since 1968, initially leasing offices in Place de Metz before moving to the Kirchberg Plateau in 1980. It was the first European institution to construct and own its headquarters.
This new building follows the EIB’s new East Building (pictured), designed by DuÌˆsseldorf architects Ingenhoven, and completed in 2008.
The new building is expected to obtain a BREEAM environmental building certification of "Excellent".Â
As project manager, Hill will be responsible for managing the coordination of the project, the risks, the contracts, claims modifications, documents, communication and commissioning, as well as for coordinating security, health and safety and for overseeing design.
"EIB’s new building in Luxembourg is an extremely important project," said John A. Arnold, Hill’s European managing director. "It will be a state-of-the-art building – sober, sustainable and cost-efficient."
Photograph: The EIB’s new East Building, designed by DuÌˆsseldorf architects Ingenhoven, and completed in 2008 (EIB)