Leipzig’s rail and industrial wasteland will become the most innovative part of the city
With an area of over 20ha, one of the largest inner-city development areas is currently getting ready for the planning phase. Due to its size and proximity to the city centre, the area that was once a Prussian freight yard is now of the utmost relevance to Leipzig’s urban development.
The deed of purchase for the well-connected property was signed, sealed and delivered at the beginning of 2016. The intended revitalisation will transform the unused commercial space into a lively, urban and future-oriented neighbourhood.
The planned mix of residential and cultural usage, small businesses and retail shops, offices, services and restaurants will integrate and maintain the historically significant aspects of the building. In the interest of a cooperative planning approach, Leipzig’s Department of Urban Development and Construction will work closely with a designated collective of workshops to monitor the process: the Design Panel for the City of Leipzig has organised architectural workshops for specific parts of the building area to accompany an urban planning workshop for the entire area.
The following data have been rounded to approximate values:
|Sales volume (GDV):||884,000,000 EUR|
|Total area of the land:||250,000 m²|
|Area for rent/sale:||272,000 m²|
|Car parking spaces:||1800|
|Construction period:||June 2019 to December 2026|
|Object condition:||no Information|
|Heating type:||Central heating|
|Major Energy Carrier:||geothermal und solar heating und district heating|
|Energy certificate:||no information|
|Description:||about 88.000 m²|
|Description:||about 3030 rental units with an area of 184.000 m²|
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.