Overall completion of excavation and cast-in-situ work at the facility is estimated at 75%

“The builders have started to install the engineering systems at the National Space Center (NSC)”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a managing company for the construction project.

“Installation of the engineering systems began in the low-rise part of the building complex: ventilation systems, water pipes, external utilities are being set-up, in part, about 3500 running metres of pipelines and about 3400 running metres of air ducts are already laid”, noted Andrey Bochkarev.

Overall completion of excavation and cast-in-situ work at the facility is estimated at three quarters, and installation of the steel structures is by more than two thirds.

“The first seven buildings were built involving in-situ concreting, and the work related to laying the bricks for internal partitions and the roof installation is in progress. At the high-rise part of the NSC under construction, cast-in-place structures of the ninth floor are completed, the framework of the columns and walls of the 10th floor of the 288-metre tower is being assembled”, said the Deputy Mayor.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, estimated completion of the principal structures of the building of the congress center under construction by more than three quarters, and specified that casting of the columns was completed, with the ceilings being built at the top floor level.

“Simultaneously, the foundation slab and frame columns of the future parking lot of the NSC are being built, and installation of the bored-secant piles to build an underground storm water tank proceeds”, added the Head of the holding.

According to him, drilling to a depth of 24 metres and installation of 29 piles are already completed.

The National Space Center is being created jointly by the Government of Moscow and the State Space Corporation Roscosmos by instruction from President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. It will become one of the largest space industry centers in the world, consolidating the leading organisations of the aerospace sector: the central office and situation centre of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, sectoral research institutes and enterprises, design-engineering bureaus, and other facilities. Its main architectural feature will be a 47-storey tower, together with a spire exceeding 288 metres in height.