UEFA's new administrative building – part of the European body's football campus in Nyon, Switzerland – is taking rapid shape.
To mark the end of the main construction work, a traditional "topping out ceremony" has taken place with all the workers who have been involved in the project. UEFA President Michel Platini and colleagues were on hand to commemorate the occasion.
Finishing work on the Bois Bougy building, which has been constructed with environmental considerations in mind, is now getting under way. Furniture will be installed in the new year, before the first staff move in next March. A total of 180 people will work in the new facility.
The Bois-Bougy premises form part of the UEFA campus in Nyon, on the shores of Lake Geneva in western Switzerland. The House of European Football, UEFA's main administrative headquarters, was opened in October 1999, while the La Clairière building, housing some 260 employees, was inaugurated a year ago.
Following its founding in June 1954, the original UEFA headquarters were located in Paris. The European body moved to Nyon in February 1995, having spent 35 years in the Swiss federal capital Berne.
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