Those who saw the brownfield of the Bleichert Plants in Leipzig’s Gohlis neighbourhood a few months ago could never have dreamt that this area would soon beam with an unimaginable radiance. The CG Group’s core business is embodied by such ambitious tasks as the one they proposed here: the revitalisation of an industrial ruin to turn it into a liveable space coupled with newly constructed buildings, parking spaces and office and commercial spaces. The Gohliser Höfe (Gohliser Yards) are scheduled to be completed in 2018.
|Sales volume (GDV):||65,000,000 EUR|
|Total area of the land:||12,674 m²|
|Area for rent/sale:||20,000 m²|
|Car parking spaces:||280|
|Construction period:||April 2015 to July 2020|
|Description:||New construction (completion 2020)|
Building 4 has been completed and is ready to let. More buildings will follow shortly.
Leipzig, with its more than 570,000 inhabitants, is the largest city in the Free State of Saxony as well as an economic hotspot. Highly efficient, internationally known companies like BMW, Porsche, Amazon and DHL appreciate the outstanding infrastructure and sought-after location the in the heart of Europe at the intersection of traditional trade routes. The 600-year-old university counts itself among Germany’s nine elite institutions of higher education. In addition to that, the city boasts a unique charm. The largest architecturally historical monument area and the largest contiguous inner-city park are just two of the superlatives that the city’s residents can make use of. As a result, Leipzig repeatedly finds itself within the highest international rankings in terms of quality of life, livelihood and economic dynamics.
|Macro environment area:||297 km²|
|Macro environment population:||570,087|
|Macro environment population density:||1,913 Einwohner je km²|
|Macro environment unemployment rate:||8.7 %|
|Macro environment purchase power index:||92.1|
The neighbourhood of Gohlis is located in the northern part of the city of Leipzig and, due to the proximity to the city centre and the green areas of the Arthur Bretschneider Park and Rosental, is always among the most prestigious residential areas. The marvellous Gründerzeit-style and art nouveau villas are prevalent here, each with its appropriate flair. There are excellent public transport connections: tram and bus stops as well as a commuter railway station are in the direct vicinity. The A9 and A14 motorways are quickly reached via the federal highways B6 and B2. Both the Leipzig/Halle Airport and the new Leipzig Trade Fair venue are just a few minutes’ drive from Gohlis. Shopping areas are within walking distance, as are schools, nurseries and medical practices. The neighbourhood is host to a number of historic sights, among them the Gohlis Castle and the Schiller House. Additionally, the Leipzig Zoo, one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe, is just around the corner. All of this creates a high demand for upscale living spaces in this area.
|Distance to city centre:||3.0 km|
|Distance to railway station:||2.5 km|
|Distance to motorway:||6.0 km|
|Distance to nursery:||0.5 km|
|Distance to local public transport:||0.1 km|
|Distance to school:||0.5 km|
Renovation of the more than 12 historic production halls and administration buildings on the Wilhelm-Sammet-Strasse is planned for spring of 2014. (Parts of the property are officially registered as cultural heritage sites, as such the renovation will be done in accordance with the guidelines for monument preservation.) After that, one of the largest industrial ruins in Leipzig will begin to live again. Within the approximately 25,000 m² of usable surface area, 172 exclusive apartments, a multitude of parking spaces in multi-storey car parks and well-lit studios and modern offices will appear behind the historic façades. The Königsbau will be especially suitable for small businesses, the self-employed and start-ups. Amongst the apartments and businesses, residents will treat themselves to the various specialties found in the food court and local shops in this self-contained, 2.5ha historical industrial area of the Gründerzeit era. Even a gym and a nursery are planned. The CG Group will stay true to the historical memory of the former industrial plant and will preserve every stone and steel girder still usable from the original material. In this way, the CG Group will combine the flair of the industrial architecture with upscale renovation, individually adapting to the demands of future tenants. Nowadays one must also consider the question of alternative energy and, above all, find ways to conserve energy in the 21st century. The challenge of integrating green and renewable energy into the brick buildings, parts of which are 150 years old, was accepted by the CG Group, and together with local architects, they have developed an energy concept that corresponds to the latest regulations and standards. An air-water heat pump will cover the hot water needs of the Gohliser Höfe. Rain and roof-surface water will be collected in tanks and used to water the gardens. Other ambitious measures, such as the application of PCM plaster on the façades and the special mechanisms used for the lighting and ventilation of the units, should limit the energy costs of future tenants to €1.80 per square metre.