PA NOVA S.A. designs and builds public, commercial and industrial buildings from its headquarters in Gliwice, in the south of Poland. It offers end-to-end project management, taking care of the design, construction and legal aspects of any development, and a more straightforward general contractor service. PA NOVA also owns and manages its own portfolio of commercial and industrial properties, giving the business an insight into the challenges of maintaining large developments. That feeds back into the design and construction of ever more durable, flexible, and cost-effective properties. The business, which has activities in Poland and Germany, posted turnover of EUR 60m (USD 71m) in 2019. It employs 200 people and is publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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