The construction of the new headquarters of the SAB near the main station of Leipzig is finally commencing in earnest. Following on from the demolition of the old Robotron foundations, a 100x100m pit has been excavated, illustrating the scale of the building. 33m deep sheet piling was used to create a dry pit against a high pressing ground water table. The contract for the concrete frame has been awarded and building works are scheduled to start in November 2017.