News From the Field

One of the most impressive and innovative green building projects in Saint-Petersburg – Eightedges Business Center – has received LEED Gold certification.

SIGNY GROUP was the general designer and the main consultant for the Client – Leorsa Group of Companies.

Eightedges Business Center is one of the few Saint-Petersburg development projects built and operating with negligible environmental impact. There have been zero projects of this kind in the Northern Capital of Russia before 2013. The green building technologies were already provided for at the design and construction stage, with more added during operation. (For more information about the applied technologies follow this link)

We congratulate Leorsa Group of Companies and all colleagues who contributed to the success of this project. Eightedges has become a significant landmark for Saint-Petersburg and has already received a number of different awards: Green Zoom Platinum Certificate, European Property Awards for Office Development in Russia, ranked among the top three business centers of Saint-Petersburg according to the prestigious  СRE Awards 2015, and ranked among the top five panoramic business centers of Saint-Petersburg.

SIGNY GROUP portfolio currently includes several green building projects intended to receive LEED certification, including Skolkovo Technopark projects.


Startup VillageOn June 2nd through 3rd, Skolkovo Innovation Center (Russia) hosted Skolkovo Startup Village – the largest start-up conference in Eastern Europe.

The conference summed up the Innovation City’s development progress: Skolkovo Foundation’s Board of Trustees headed by the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev conducted its meeting, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology classes of 2012-2013 had their graduation ceremony, and many other milestone events took place.


The Board of Trustees’ meeting started with a presentation of two panoramic images of Skolkovo. The first was taken in May 2014, the other one – exactly one year later, several days before the Startup Village conference.

“This is a visual proof that the project is moving forward at the right pace", – Skolkovo City Manager Vladimir Lukianov said. “The image taken this year shows that the Big Technopark building is almost finished, and the residential area is close to being complete as well. The construction of Skoltech institute is continuing at an increased pace. I’ll be honest: seeing these panoramic photos fills me with pride for what we’re doing here in Skolkovo".

Skolkovo 2014 - 2015

Currently Skolkovo is a host of numerous buildings, laboratories and the Technopark – one of the Europe’s largest ones, to be opened by the end of the year. Business centers and residential buildings are growing by leaps and bounds.

SIGNY GROUP is making a significant contribution to the development of Skolkovo. We have been developing the detail design for Technopark Phase I Project, in particular the buildings 3A, 3B, 3C, with total area of 92,612 sq.m. This is a design & build project, with ZAO Kompakt being the main contractor.

Skolkovo Technopark      Technopark in progress

Another aspect of SIGNY GROUP's cooperation with the Innovation City is the development of project and detail design for the Gallery Business Center to be built soon on the Skolkovo grounds.

Currently we focus heavily on the development of the D2 residential area which will include 7 unique city blocks featuring apartment buildings and townhouses. 

D2 Skolkovo

“I’ve had a look at the construction progress, including Skoltech Institute, Technopark, the residential areas and other projects. The impression was fairly positive. Most of the projects have already risen about the ground level, some of them are very close to completion. The project has made a good progress over the last year", – Dmitry Medvedev concluded.

Currently Skolkovo is home to 1,100 residents working on their projects which have earned 14 times more that was planned last year – almost 28 billion roubles.

The Innovation City is planned to be completely finished by 2020, but that will not be the end of its development, and we hope that Skolkovo Innovation City will have a lot of new exciting projects in the future for us to work on.



The European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) elected Flemming Bligaard Pedersen, Signy Group's Chairman of the Board of Directors, as incoming president. He has now joined the executive committee as President elect.

EFCA represents professional associations from 28 European countries, which represent approximately 10,000 companies with an annual turnover over 100 billion euro.

EFCA aspires to positively influence EU legislation that impacts on engineering consultancy and promotes fair competition and transparent procurement rules. It is a business platform/network for member associations and European firms.

The Federation has close cooperation with FIDIC and represents it in Europe. 

It is with pleasure that we, Signy Group and KOMPAKT Construction Company, announce our joint participation in a specialized exhibition — the 7th PRO Estate Forum and Exhibition, taking place on 9-11 September at Expocenter, Moscow, Russia. 

Visit us at booth 24-1. We advise you to register as an Exhibition Visitor beforehand. 
See you soon!

It is with pleasure that we announce our participation in a specialized exhibition dedicated to airports suppliers — the 3rd Airport Development Russia & CIS Forum and Exhibition, taking place on 15 - 17 May 2013 in the World Trade Centre, Moscow, Russia.  

Visit us at booth 8B. We advise you to register as an Exhibition Visitor beforehand. 
See you soon!