Bunnik, The Netherlands, 9 October 2009 - Canton Berne has appointed BAM Deutschland AG and Marti Generalunternehmung AG (in consortium with BAM PPP) as preferred bidder for its PPP project Zeughausareal Burgdorf. Burgdorf is situated east of Berne in the Emmental, Switzerland. The project is the first Public Private Partnership project in Switzerland which is carried out based on international project finance standards. The project encompasses the demolition of the old buildings, as well as planning, financing, construction and operation of the new 'Zeughausareal'. This will include three planning units, a prison (110 beds), a street inspection office including an operation center and finally an administration center. The total area of the new 'Zeughausareal' is about 30,000 m².