Formwork helps football tournament score major victory

Published On: 28th June 2012

One of the leading manufacturers of formwork in Europe are celebrating after their hard work came to a conclusion at the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

PERI, a German supplier of formwork and scaffolding systems, were a crucial factor in the building of the eight venues at the Euro 2012 football tournament.

The construction company have reasons to be proud of their work with the event playing host to one of the most compelling and exciting football championships in many years.

Five of the eight venues were specifically built for the event while the other three were reconstructed – all of which were aided with the help of formwork and scaffolding.

Stadiums included the Polish venues of Wroclaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Warsaw while Ukraine saw enhancements to Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kiev and Lviv.

The biggest of the new stadiums is that of the National Stadium located in Warsaw which saw development begin in 2009.

Holding a 56,000 capacity, the ground entertained the first game of the championship between Poland and Greece and also hosted the semi-final tie between Germany and Italy as well as three other matches.

England were knocked out of the tournament by Italy in the reconstructed Olympic Stadium in Kiev which now holds over 64,000 thanks to the use of formwork.