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Heijmans part of consortium 'Elisabeth' to build concert hall in Antwerp

June 1, 2014

Heijmans Belgium, part of the consortium 'Elisabeth', has acquired the contract for the construction of a concert hall and convention centre in Antwerp's city centre. The complex, the 'Elisabeth Center Antwerp', forms part of the halls of the Antwerp ZOO (Royal Zoology Society), covers a 25,000 m area and has room for 2,000 seats. Besides Heijmans, the building combination is formed together with Willemen General Contractor and Verstraeten & Vanhecke. Heijmans' share of the contract is valued at approximately 25 million. A unique element of the building contract is the combination of modern technology and the renovation of historical heritage. One of the largest challenges of the contract is the acoustics within the complex. Furthermore, the new building's design is extremely efficient. For example, any desired configuration and capacity can be created in between performances. In addition, the complex will entirely be built with sustainable materials, and energy efficiency, for example through means of roof vegetation, is a priority. The Queen Elisabeth Hall will become the home base of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Construction will start within the next few months and the new concert and convention building is expected to open its doors in 2016. About HeijmansHeijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to property development, residential building, non-residential, road building and civil engineering. Heijmans is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We create added value for our clients by focusing on quality improvement, integrated projects, sustainability and profitability. Heijmans realizes projects for home buyers, companies and government entities. With over 7,400 employees and 2.1 billion in revenues in 2013, we are building the spatial skylines of tomorrow. For more information, visit For more information/ not for publication: Media/press Lonneke Wijnhoven +31 73 543 5217 Analysts Frank Heerens +31 73 543 5217 This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Heijmans NV via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1789815]

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