The dynamic development currently going on in Bremen’s historical old quarter and immediate surroundings is unparalleled within Europe. A number of large-scale projects offer investors exceptional opportunities in busy prime city centre locations around Bremen’s World Heritage sites.
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“By selling off these centrally located sites, we intend to contribute substantially to the appeal of Bremen’s city centre,” said a spokesperson for Sparkasse Bremen. Overall, 11,000 square metres of land around the financial centre are up for sale: plenty of space for promising investments in the heart of the city.
The new owners of the Bremer Carrée building complex in the city centre are Hamburg-based project developers Quest Investment, in cooperation with a commercial real-estate fund belonging to Warburg-HIH Invest. The investors will be using the bulk of the striking five-floor building themselves, but more than 2,500 square metres in this extremely busy location are still available to rent.
Modern retail and office space in a prime location is being created on Obernstrasse opposite the historical Stadtwaage (weigh house) building. Berlin architects Felgendreher, Olfs, Köchling are responsible for the planning after winning the design competition. The 1587 Stadtwaage building, which boasts a magnificent Renaissance facade and once housed the official city scales, will contain a restaurant once the scheme is complete. Overall, a new addition that will benefit the entire city centre.
“We want to reduce the number of secondary locations and turn them into prime sites. That includes creating more pedestrian areas, such as Knochenhauerstrasse and Carl Ronning Strasse.” These are the words of Bremen entrepreneur Kurt Zech, who has been developing successful building projects for 40 years and also owns the Karstadt building. He is planning substantial new investments in the city centre, where he intends to create new arcades and walkways between the department stores surrounding Karstadt. For Karstadt itself, which is under a preservation order, his planned refurbishment includes a green roof and a catered roof-top terrace.
The new August Kühne House next to the current company headquarters at Wilhelm Kaisen bridge, right on the edge of the city centre, is scheduled for completion by the middle of 2019. The leading Bremen logistics company requires more space. A new eleven-storey building in three sections with different heights and 11,500 square metres total floor area will provide that. From 2019, up to 800 employees will be working in the much-needed additional office space.
The bidding process is over and the sale is set to be finalised by the end of the year. The project developers have exciting plans for the 15,000 square metre site. Following refurbishment, there is going to be lots of scope for a varied, very urban, cutting-edge mixture of residential, office, retail and restaurant space.
“It is going to be a sort of gate that you can see through,” is Bremen architect Frank Püffel’s description of his winning entry for the new building planned for Am Wall. The attractive two-storey arcade will run in a straight line to link a premium site on Am Wall with prime city centre locations. The Museum Passage will be wider and brighter than the previous walkway, making it inviting to pedestrians and a more obvious access point to the centre.
Excellent occupancy rates have encouraged Bremen entrepreneurs Joachim Linnemann (Justus Grosse) and Kurt Zech (Zechbau) of the Atlantic hotel group to invest around €13 million in expanding the Grand Hotel. The four-star hotel between the Weser river and the market square will acquire a new building, adding 100 extra rooms. The spa and wellness area is also going to be expanded, and the main building will be linked to the extension by a bridge.
When exiting the main train station, visitors to Bremen are currently greeted by a huge building site. In time this will become a building complex housing two hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, offices and doctors’ surgeries. The project is a huge boost for the entire Bahnhofsvorstadt quarter.
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