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Wed September 30 2020

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Tendering set to start for £496m Athens cultural centre

1 Jul 11 Faithful+Gould and the British Embassy have held an event to showcase UK engineering, construction and design while celebrating the completion of the design of a new cultural centre.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens is being designed by Renzo Piano. Faithful+Gould is project managing the €550m (£496m) scheme and the tendering process for construction is expected to begin soon.

The event was attended by leading construction figures involved in the project from both the UK and Greece including key stakeholders and local partners from the SNFCC project, Arup, Expedition, TPC, AMA, Betaplan, LDK, OMete, the British Embassy in Athens, the British Library and Atkins.

The SNFCC will encompass three major projects; new premises for the National Library of Greece; the new home of the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park, 20 hectares of new green park in the centre of the city.

"British building companies are exporting enormous amounts of expertise and technical assistance advising clients on some of Greece’s most important building projects such as the SNFCC and many PPP projects,” said head of commercial section for the British Embassy Sotiris Leontaris. “There are excellent opportunities for UK firms to build their export portfolios in Greece and last night’s reception was all about showcasing the great work that British firms are doing and promoting these opportunities to new companies.”

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