Topping-out and foundation stone-laying ceremonies at “Am Oktogon” Industry and Technology Campus in Berlin-Adlershof
With the topping-out ceremony for Building B6 and the foundation stone-layings on May 26, 2020, immobilien-experten-ag marked progress on its Am Oktogon project in Berlin-Adlershof even under the constraints of the coronavirus. "We would like to thank everyone involved for advancing the project with their exemplary commitment and the necessary calm and confidence, especially the construction workers," Mareike Lechner, CEO of immobilien-experten.ag, commented. "We are on schedule and expect to complete the Am Oktogon campus by 2025."
Topping-out ceremony and cornerstones laid for 3,800 m² of office space
The shell of the eighth new building on the campus, the five-story Building B6, was completed in less than five months. The new building will offer about 1,800 m² in office space, with ca. 360 m² available on each of the five floors. Featuring an attractive standard of fittings, monthly lease rates for the new office spaces will start at €14/m² net (without operating costs), considerably lower than rates for nearby competition. The building is scheduled for completion in November 2020, just as the nearby BER airport starts operations. The adjacent Building B7, for which the foundation stone was also laid today, will offer a total rental area of around 2,000 m², with around 400 m² of space on each of the five floors.
Both office buildings were designed by GBP Architekten GmbH to meet demanding qualitative and functional requirements. "The arrangement of the central access areas means cell, combination, and open space office concepts can all be readily implemented in both B6 and B7," Gunter P. J. Bürk, Managing Director of GBP Architekten, commented. The tenants of the top floor of each building will also have access to the rooftop terraces to be built.
The turnkey construction of buildings B6 and B7 on the west side of the campus on Hermann-Dorner-Allee is being led by Adolf Lupp GmbH + Co. KG as general contractor. When completed, the 17 new buildings and one existing building that will make up Am Oktagon Industry and Technology Campus will offer more than 85,000 m² of gross floor space.
Another foundation stone ceremony for campus garage
Due to the increasing density in Adlershof in recent years, the Campus will have its own parking garage with 353 parking spaces. The multi-story garage is being built by construction company Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG, which specializes in professional parking garage systems for commercial clients. The foundation stone for this project was also laid today. "With the parking garage, we are creating significant added value for our tenants given the increasing parking shortages in the street. With a total of 780 parking spaces on campus in the future, we will offer sufficient parking space," Lechner said.
The ceremonies today took place without public participation due to coronavirus safety precautions. In place of the usual buffet, the construction workers and other service partners received an individual gift basket. In addition, upon suggestion Oliver Igel, Mayor of the Treptow-Köpenick district, a donation will be made to ajb GmbH, which is based in Adlershof and works with disadvantaged people.
Lively interest in a location with good transport links
Lechner also sees the great attractiveness of the location as confirmed by strong tenant demand. "Almost 30,000 square meters of the campus have already been leased," she said. " In particular, the tenants come from the areas of research and development, automotive, contract logistics, network technology, and the service sector." This is an attractive mix that continuously attracts other companies. Lechner expects an additional impetus for demand once the BER Airport opens in fall: “With the start of flight operations, many companies will find Adlershof at the first motorway exit on the road between the airport and downtown Berlin. The associated time and cost savings will increase the value of the location significantly." In addition, according to Lechner, the Tesla location in Grünheide will also have a positive impact on the southeast side of Berlin and the companies located there.
Oliver Igel, Mayor of Treptow-Köpenick district, sees this similarly. “I would like to thank the companies based at Am Oktogon for choosing the Adlershof technology location. With the opening of BER Airport at the end of October this year, Adlershof should also gain significantly in importance for other sectors."
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