Brand new hall in the main building

The renovation of the UNIQA and post office premises is getting under way, with their reopening scheduled for the spring.


The renovation of the large hall in the main building (Building 500) has finally reached the home straight. As of this week, building contractors will get to work on the last part – the offices of UNIQA and La Poste. In the last week of November, the two concessions moved their offices across Route Scherrer to the same part of Building 510 where UBS was temporarily housed during the bank’s refurbishment. Their services were therefore unavailable for one day.

The renovation work will last until the spring, with the new offices expected to open in May 2015. Between now and then, the windows and insulation will be completely refitted, with a view to reducing heat loss considerably, and, above all, the premises will be modernised to improve customer reception and service.

For example, UNIQA’s new premises will feature a confidential area, guaranteeing that discussions between staff and clients remain private. The post office is also going to be modernised.

These renovations bring to an end the refurbishment of the main building’s large entrance hall. Numerous services have seen their premises modernised for the benefit of their users as part of this large-scale project, including the Users Office, the Staff Association, UBS and part of Restaurant 1, not forgetting the central courtyard and the exhibition spaces.

by Corinne Pralavorio