Swissquote wins right to build new 60m Headquarters tower in Gland, Switzerland
Leading Switzerland based online banking and brokerage firm Swissquote (SWX:SQN) has announced that it welcomes the acceptance of the “La Crétaux” land-use plan.
In a weekend vote of local citizenry, a majority of 57.5 % of the votes (2,216 yes versus 1,587 no) from the population of Gland, Switzerland has accepted the La Crétaux land-use plan. The plan allows Swissquote to build a new headquarters campus near its current location, which will include a 60 meter office tower.
Swissquote (SWX:SQN) said that it is delighted with this result, which will enable it to continue its development at the location where it was founded and to transform its long-established headquarters in line with the growth of its business.
Marc Bürki, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Swissquote, and Paolo Buzzi, member of the Board of Directors and co-founder of Swissquote, said:
“We are particularly moved and proud of this strong vote of confidence by the population of Gland, a town to which we are very attached. The approval of the La Crétaux land-use plan will enable us to create a truly interdisciplinary campus featuring high-quality architecture and a green setting. It will be crucial for attracting the young talents we need, but it will also benefit the people of Gland, who will be able to use the public park. Our wish is to actively contribute to the harmonious development of Gland, its mobility solutions and its economic attractiveness.”