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Swiss Post is relocating to WankdorfCity in 2014
Swiss Post's new Head Office is to be built in the development hub of WankdorfCity in the north of Berne. The construction project which was born out of an architecture competition in 2009 is set to accommodate 1,700 employees as of 2014. Work on the building is expected to begin in mid-2012. Swiss Post will be offering attractive jobs in the future business district. Employees will benefit from a modern infrastructure and convenient travel connections. The PostParc construction project at Berne train station will go ahead as planned and will be tendered to third parties. Through this project, Swiss Post will be creating an area of 29,000 m² for offices, practices, and conference, meeting and training rooms as well as sales areas totalling some 7,500 m². The actual construction work is set to begin in the summer of 2011. Swiss Post's customers will continue to have access to a post office, PostFinance branch and PostBus station at this central location in the PostParc complex.
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According to the current plans, Swiss Post will move in to its new Head Office in the existing business district of WankdorfCity in 2014. SBB Federal Railways is also planning to build its new Head Office in the immediate vicinity. The new location was a firm favourite, ahead of its counterparts PostParc and Murifeld. The building's capacity for 1,700 workplaces and the relatively low level of associated costs both spoke in favour of the new build in WankdorfCity. PostParc and Murifeld would only have accommodated around 1,450 workstations. WankdorfCity is located right next to the Wankdorf S-Bahn station and just three minutes from the main train station, very close to the Wankdorf motorway junction.
Concentration in the north of Berne
As already announced, the PostFinance Head Office will be relocating to the high-rise building, currently under construction, next to the PostFinance Arena. From 2014, Swiss Post's work premises will be firmly concentrated in the north of the city. PostBus Switzerland Ltd is keeping its Head Office on Belpstrasse in the City of Berne.
Losinger Construction SA has been commissioned to take on the construction project for Swiss Post's new Head Office. The project was the winning entry in an architecture competition held in 2009. The long, narrow building with a surface area covering some 30,000 m² includes generously proportioned, bright inner courtyards and will be located right next to the train line. The planning application has already been submitted, and permission is expected to be granted at the end of 2011. The building work is set to begin in mid-2012. The actual relocation is planned for the end of 2014.
PostParc will go ahead as planned
The PostParc construction project will continue on the site of the former Schanzenpost next to Berne train station. Swiss Post will see this major project through to fruition, as planned, and will offer any surplus space to third parties. From April 2011, specialist companies will be drafted in to remove the last remaining harmful substances in accordance with stringent security provisions. Demolition work on the mail station and business premises of the old Schanzenpost will begin in the summer of 2011.
Work and shop above Berne train station
PostParc will provide an attractive site comprising a sales area totalling some 7,500 m² above the second-largest transportation hub in Switzerland. Swiss Post will open another post office for its customers within the PostParc complex. This heavily frequented location will also house a PostFinance branch and a PostBus station. PostParc will offer small and large companies a further 29,000 m² in which to house their offices, practices, and conference, meeting and training rooms.