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Leopold Bareš has founded LBSH a.s.

5 June 2019 – Leopold Bareš, a Chairman of the Board and the sole shareholder of SIPRAL a.s., founded LBSH a.s., a holding company, which is 100% owned by him. 


We have published a new information brochure mapping Sipral's activities

320 projects, 160 clients, 97 architects, 8 countries. This is success rate achieved over the past 28 years of Sipral history. 


Frank Gehry celebrates his 90th birthday

February 28, 2019 – Sipral congratulates architect Frank Gehry on his today’s significant anniversary.


Sipral UK has changed its registered office address

February 11, 2019 – We would like to inform you that starting on February 11, 2019, Sipral UK has changed its registered office address.


Sipral Supported the Fabrication of Commemorative Protective Helmets for Fresh Graduates of The Faculty of Architecture CTU

February 5, 2019 – Nearly seven dozens of students of The Faculty of Architecture CTU defended their theses. On this occasion they received a protective helmet with a special printing.


AFI Vokovice has opened to its tenants

January 30, 2019 – AFI Europe organized a festive gala evening during which AFI Vokovice officially launched its operation.


Pour féliciter 2019

21st December 2018 – When it comes to well-being and sucess, let our skyscrapers be the limit.


Wardian London Penthouse All-Glazed Balustrades Successfully Pass Tests

December 10, 2018 – In conjunction with the VINCI Technology Centre testing facility in Leighton Buzzard (UK), we successfully conducted impact testing of the balcony for the penthouse of the Wardian London residential project. 


Leopold Bareš Welcomed Forbes Česko Magazine Readers to His Office

December 5, 2018 – In the Power Room column of the December issue of Forbes Česko magazine, readers had the opportunity to take a look into the office of Sipral owner Leopold Bareš. 


AFI Vokovice Façade Specifics in Konstrukce Magazine

November 30, 2018 – The AFI Vokovice office complex was built on a strategic location on the border of Prague’s Vokovice and Veleslavín districts. From the very beginning, the benefits arising from its location placed increased technical demands on both of the proposed buildings. 


Sipral's British success story in October issue of Forbes Česko magazine

16th October 2018 – “Working in British surroundings is no walk in the park. Any field you work in the key for your success lies in fairness, honesty and professional approach,” says Radim Koštial for the October issue of Forbes Česko. No matter what your area of business is, the key elements for success are fair-play, honesty and professionalism.


Technical Solutions for Glazed Façades and MEC Hall in ERA21 Magazine

October 12, 2018 – ERA21, the Czech professional bimonthly for sustainable architecture and construction, published two articles in its October issue featuring Sipral.


Sipral and Adam Gebrian made a documentary on the Copenhagen waste-to-energy-plant

5th October 2018 – “Amager Bakke is one of the biggest, most spectacular, most expensive, and most important buildings ever built in Denmark,” Adam Gebrian says at the beginning of our 11 minute video documentary on Copenhagen’s new waste-to-energy plant. 


Sipral Employees Headed to Valtice by Bike

September 10, 2018 – Every autumn, Sipral organizes a weekend on wheels for its employees. In early September 2018, the thirty-member group headed towards Valtice to thoroughly explore the wine region and the wonderful sights around Lednice-Valtice and Mikulov.


Leopold Bareš for Esprit Magazine: "I am only certain about uncertainty."

2 May 2018 – “Many times have I described myself as a person who, instead of having long-term plans, responds to opportunities that arise. I am mostly a technician keen on creating and building things, preferably with my own hands. And these genes have been transferred to our company...”


Czech Sipral to supply the MEC Hall in Manchester with unitised façade

16 April 2018 – The Czech company Sipral, through its subsidiary Sipral UK, will deliver a unitised façade for the MEC Hall, University of Manchester. The building will be one of the key features of Balfour Beatty’s £287 million contract for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD).


V Tower, Prague at Pankrác is being completed

5 March 2018 – V Tower, the luxurious residential project is approaching its successful ending.  The final interior work, along with gradual façade completion, has been the center of our main focus over the last few weeks. 


Jirny started manufacturing and assembling for Wardian; in London we have installed the first balconies

29 January, 2018 – With the arrival of the new year we can see the smooth running of our largest UK contract so far. After successful series of acoustic tests, during which we tried many glass variants and modular modifications, we started production, assembling and installation.


Nine Elms, London is changing its appearance with contribution of Sipral

January 22, 2018 – "Coal, river mud and slag on trousers .... It is perhaps a factory by the river. There's blood on the elbows and arms ... And it's not human ... Queens Height slaughterhouse! The factory by the river. Great Watson, the area we're looking for is Nine Elms!" says  Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie of the same name.


Vertical facing elements brighten up the façade of AFI Vokovice

January 19, 2018 – Installation of the unitised façade on building B of AFI Vokovice office centre took place at the beginning of December. Golden facing elements are currently being installed on the same building. 


Martin Binovec on our Track&Trace system in Logistika magazine

January 2, 2018 – Our colleague Martin Binovec unveiled the backstage of our projects, including current Wardian London, which requires thorough planning in terms of transport. What has to be solved when there are no production, assembly and warehouse premises on the construction site? Which tool do we use to monitor movement of all parts produced?

Explore the article published in Czech magazine Logistika, the Hospodářské noviny Daily supplement.

PF 2018

December 20, 2017– On behalf of Sipral we would like to wish you a peaceful holiday surrounded by the ones you care about the most.

In 2018, we wish you rock solid health and happiness, in all your projects. Whether at home or at work.


U Arena in Paris with a façade made by SIPRAL is opening its gates with a series of The Rolling Stones concerts

October 12, 2017 – The legendary rock band will finish its No Filter tour in U Arena which, on the contrary, will commence its operation officially. SIPRAL clad the multi-purpose stadium with decorative scales and last week it passed very demanding fire safety tests.  


Sipral UK relocates to the City of London

September 29, 2017 – Our British subsidiary, Sipral UK Ltd., changed its permanent address after several months of intensive preparations. The new company seat is situated in a former warehouse of the East India Company in the very center of the City of London. The new offices are less than four miles away from the Wardian London project, where Sipral supplies a element and stick-system façade and atypical balcony structures with glazed railings.


Amager Bakke, a modern waste-to-energy plant by BIG Architects, awarded at European Steel Design Awards 2017

September 14, 2017 – BIG Architects received the Award of Merit for creative and excellent use of steel design, at Copenhagen's new waste-to-energy plant and ski center.


Technical Mock-Up for Wardian London Presented

June 20, 2017 – Presentation of the technical façade mock-up for the Wardian London project took place in our production-logistics center in Jirny over four days in late June. We successfully assembled a full-sized functional testing model with balconies and glazed window walls in record time. The client subjected the sample to a thorough examination and requested only several minor changes. 


French-Czech Chamber of Commerce awarded Sipral in the category Czech Design in France

June 14, 2017 – The French-Czech Chamber of Commerce awarded Sipral in the category Czech design in France. Among other things Sipral was awarded for its share in Louis Vuitton Foundation project designed by Frank Gehry. For this building we created glazed facade structures of various geometric complexity. 


Sipral's new project in Prague

16th March 2017 – Sipral is going to take part in construction of AFI Vokovice, a new administration centre and deliver a glazed facade for it. The building will be situated in Prague on the border of Vokovice and Veleslavín, within easy reach of the city centre and the international airport.


Czech Sipral won the demanding tender for the facade of two tall buildings in London

Press release, January 5th, 2017

The Czech company Sipral won its historically largest job to exceed 2 billion Czech crowns.


Skiing on waste-to-energy plant at Amager Bakke

Mast climbers played an important role in the Amager Bakke façade work. Amager Bakke is a state-of-the-art waste to energy plant, one of the best in the world in terms of efficiency and environmental impact. The plant is equipped with two furnace lines and a joint turbine and generator system. A special feature is a ski slope on top of the plant.


Sipral celebrates a quarter century of its existence building its brand and reputation across Europe

Sipral, a Czech company, has grown from three people to a two-hundred member team in 25 years and has increased its turnover a thousand times. At present time Sipral is cooperating with renowned architects as Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel or Frank Gehry. Leopold Bareš, a Sipral´s founder can see secret of its success in courage, preciseness and luck of working in the right moment with the right people. 


Arena Nanterre - fabrication of shells finished

In the first week of November our logistics centre for fabrication and storage in Jirny despatched last pieces of glazed cladding shells aimed for a new rugby stadium facade in Nanterre, Paris. The building completion, that was postponed nearly by a year compared to the original schedule, is currently planned for September 2017.


Where are the limits of your fantasy?

On Monday 31st October the eighteenth year of Designblock, a show-and-sell event was completed. Visitors had opportunity to compare concepts of top Czech designers with presentations of art schools and assess applicability of design elements in everyday life.


First lighting test

The first lighting test on the east side of Arena92 in Nanterre close to the Paris-La Defense.
LED specially developped for this project and placed at the feet of our shells are producing a light tangent to the surface of the shells.


Bold and Beautiful

(Published in Access International (official magazine of IPAF) in August 2016)
Mast climbing units from Scanclimber are playing a central role in the facade work at a massive recycling project in Denmark.


use of new developed areas

We started operation of our managed stock of produced items on the newly arranged area of 10 000m2 in our logistics centre for fabrication and storage in Jirny, near Prague.


finish of Phase 1 in London

We are in finish of Phase 1 of a residential development Nine Elms in London. The entrance to Block G with a sales suit is open, new owners and tenants are moving to the Block D.


effectiveness of machined material rotation

From 1st June the machined material rotation in our logistics and storage centre in Jirny is significantly more effective.


V TOWER, Prague

In Pankrác quarter, Prague, there is the highest residential building in the Czech Republic being built. 130 luxury flats will be distributed on 30 floors. The name of the project V-TOWER, Prague corresponds entirely with its shape, two towers opening in a V shape.


completion of the first stage of glazed shell installation

The rugby stadium construction goes on successfully. We have just finished the 1st stage of glazed shell installation on the western facade of Arena 92. In the following weeks we are going to continue on the eastern and southern facades. All installation works shall be finished in spring 2017 in the administration part of the western facade.


600 glazed shells shall cover rugby Arena 92 in Nanterre

On the western facade of Arena 92, boulevard des Bouvets, Nanterre, there are the first of 600 scales installed. The building with an impressive silhouette highlighted with a white roof edge is situated westwards from Grande Arche on La Défense.


extension of Jirny fabrication and logistics center

Fabrication and logistics centre is located 8 km eastwards from Prague, in close proximity to D11. Its construction started in 2006, when the company decided to enlarge its fabrication premises and move a substantial part of fabrication devices and material stock from hired premises.


Sipral finished a decorative grille for Printemps Haussmann

On 20th January 2016 Printemps reconstructed premises were inaugurated on the Parisian  Boulevard Haussmann. A large decorative wall drawn over seven floors separates a commercial part from new escalators forms a part of them.


changes in the management of Sipral

With effect from January 1st, 2016 we made the following changes in the management of Sipral:


Sipral has a new Chief Executive Officer

press release, December 14th, 2015

Radim Koštial was named a new Chief Executive Officer of Sipral on December 1st. He replaces Leopold Bareš after 25 years of Sipral's existence. Mr. Bareš continues to be the only owner and Chairman of the Board.


presentation of “New Engineering Building” in Sheffield (UK)

press release, December 2015

The Czech company Sipral a.s. (joint stock company), a leading supplier of complex solutions for glazed facade systems, has contributed to one of the most prestigious investment projects in Sheffield, namely the construction of the New Engineering Building of the university.


check of a mock-up for Arena Nanterre

The biggest roofed multi-functional building in France is being created close to the centre of Paris - Arena Nanterre. It is of variable capacity and can seat up to 40 000 people. We are fabricating its decorative external cladding at Sipral. The first inspection of so called "shells" turned out very well.


unique façade for ARC incinerator passes rigorous testing

press Release, May 11, 2015, Prague  

The Czech company Sipral a.s., a leading supplier of complex glazed façade systems, is taking part in one of the most prominent investment projects taking place in Copenhagen: the construction of Amager Bakke, a new waste-to-energy incineration plant designed by BIG Architects, a Danish studio.


new contract in Paris

May, 2015

Sipral acquired another exclusive contract in Paris. It is a unique and technically rare project for Printemps, a department store on a busy BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN in the center of Paris.


Sipral UK Ltd. was awarded CHAS

In February 2015 SIPRAL UK Ltd. was awarded CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) accreditation, which is perceived as a leader on the market of Health and Safety in the United Kingdom. The accreditation is required by most general contractors in Great Britain.

Claus Hermansen in Sipral

February 2015

Last week Mr. Claus Hermansen, a project director of ARC from BIG architects, a famous architectonic studio visited our company. He came to have a look at a mock-up of a facade for a new waste treatment plant (Amager Bakke) in Copenhagen.  Mr. Hermansen examined the mock-up and approved it with little remarks. The meeting was very pleasant – we are looking forward to our next cooperation!

Further information on the Amager Bakke project you can find