Geotechnical engineering and excavation contract for Roche project
F. Hofmann-La Roche Ltd is extending and renovating the building infrastructure at its existing Basel site and will be realizing a new research and development center in the next ten years. The two high-rises—Building 1 and Building 2—plus a total of eight other new office and laboratory buildings which will replace the older structures on the existing industrial site, should enable the company to concentrate its employees at a single location.
Gruner Ltd has been commissioned to conduct engineering services including geotechnical engineering and excavation for Buildings 8 and 11, which have been designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. The basement level, which will extend below the water table, will require excavations between 22 and 26 meters deep, braced at several points, with a floor area of approximately 4,000 m2.