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19 May 2017

Shanghai Foxconn Plaza moves into final phase of construction, China

The CNY850 million (£88.5 million) Shanghai Foxconn Plaza in China has moved into the final phase of construction following topping out. Mott MacDonald is providing engineering, procurement and construction management services to Foxconn (Shanghai) Ltd. on the project.

Located in the financial centre of Shanghai by the Huang Pu River, the 50,000 sq m plaza will be the headquarters of Hong Hai Technology Group. It will comprise 21 storeys and four annex levels, as well as a 32,000 sq m basement made up of four floors. There will also be parking spaces for 500 vehicles.

To avoid excessive heat build-up, a double curtainwall façade system has been designed which will naturally ventilate and disperse the building heat build-up. Together with sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting, LED lighting, solar panels and geothermal heat exchange, the building is targeting both LEED platinum medal and national two-star green building certificates.

Alvin Zhu, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “We are proud of our involvement on this iconic project which will set a standard for environmentally sustainable buildings in the region. Our experience of successfully delivering green buildings around the world is enabling Foxconn to realise its aspirations to go green and develop this fully sustainable building. It will also encourage the building industry in the region to consider what can be achieved when designing buildings.”

Mr Lin, Foxconn (Shanghai) Ltd.’s executive assistant to CEO, added: “We have been working closely with Mott MacDonald since the very early stages of this project. Their experience and expertise contributed to the topping out milestone, delivering this project on time and under budget.”

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