The tower forms part of the developer’s Elinikon development which is taking shape near Athens
Developer Lamda Developments has named the main contractor for its 200m tall Riviera Tower, which is billed as Greece’s first skyscraper. A joint venture (JV) between Bouygues Batiment International and Greek contractor Intrakat has been given the nod for the project.
According to a report, the JV has already provided consulting services for the project through early contractor involvement ECI and a two-stage tender process. The tower has been designed by Norman Foster and will form the centrepiece of Lamda’s proposed Elinikon development, which is taking shape near the former Hellenikon Airport near Athens.
“We are particularly pleased to sign today’s agreement with Bouygues Batiment International and Intrakat consortium, which is undertaking a particularly challenging project; the construction of the first, highest building in Greece, the Riviera Tower,” said Lamda Developments’ Chief Executive Odysseas Athanasiou.
Athanasiou also said that he hoped that the project would become “a new landmark for our country”.
Bouygues Chairman and CEO Eric Saint-André said that the Riviera Tower will be his company’s second project with Foster & Partners following the Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong 10 years ago.
“The Riviera Tower is a great opportunity for us to express our historical expertise in the construction of complex high-rise buildings, with ambitious low-carbon requirements,” explained Saint-André.
Intrakat, Chairman and CEO Alexandros Exarchou remarked, “By participating in this flagship project, we are taking part in an important initiative, focused on sustainable development, which will boost the country’s economy, create new job positions, boost tourism and attract capital and investment worth billions.”
He concluded, “The implementation of the Riviera Tower will serve as a symbol of the Greek construction sector’s ability to undertake and successfully complete complex, large-scale projects.”