In Gateway Gardens, the new district of the City of Frankfurt, Gateway Gardens Plaza GmbH &. Co. KG has in Amelia-Mary-Earhart-Strasse 5 purchased a 8,500-square-metre site. Construction work for the planned “Gateway Gardens Plaza” building with around 20,000 square metres of gross floor space is scheduled to begin in the late summer of 2017. The final tenants will be moving in after completion by mid-2019. The tenants involved are a supermarket, a bakery, an international fashion conglomerate, a gym, a bilingual child day care centre, catering establishments, plus a boarding house with 160 apartments. In addition, a multi-storey car park will be built on the adjoining site.
The Gateway Gardens Plaza is grouped around a central square, which invites visitors to linger leisurely at one of the catering outlets. On the building’s ground floor, a supermarket will be moving in as a tenant, offering a full range of articles for everyday use. The rest of the ground floor, plus the first floor, will be rented by a fashion conglomerate selling international designer clothing from the premium segment. On the second floor, the space has been earmarked for a gym. The child day care centre will be open to children from the entire region. Ample parking will be assured by a multi-storey car park to be built in the immediate vicinity, with space for more than 400 vehicles.
“The Gateway Gardens Plaza will be a meaningful enrichment for an urban lifestyle in our district,” comments a gratified Dr. Kerstin Hennig, Managing Director of the property company Grundstücksgesellschaft Gateway Gardens. “The Gateway Gardens Plaza constitutes a milestone in adding new vibrancy to the development of Frankfurt’s new district. This is what we’ve been working towards for many years now. It’s the Gateway Gardens Plaza that will in future supply the invigorating heartbeat for the people in Gateway Gardens. Because it’s not only the unique location and the exceptionally good reachability, but also and in particular the existing and planned urban lifestyle elements, that have always been for our users an important factor for deciding in favour of Gateway Gardens.”
“The out-of-the-ordinary location, the 5,000 people who are already working in Gateway Gardens today, but in particular the potential of this international venue, these were the basic considerations behind launching this project,” explains Mathias Jöckel, managing partner of Gateway Gardens Plaza GmbH & Co. KG. “The district’s development and prospects are truly impressive.”
Gateway Gardens with a gross floor area of 700,000 square metres, on an area of 35 hectares, is one of the biggest district development projects in Germany. The new district of the City of Frankfurt is located in the midst of the most important transportation axes: Frankfurt/Rhine-Main International Airport, at the country’s biggest airport railway station, and at Germany’s largest autobahn intersection. As from 2019, moreover, Gateway Gardens will also have its own rapid-transit connection.
Gateway Gardens is the Global Business Village in the heart of Europe; with a planned gross floor area of 700,000 square metres, on a site measuring 35 hectares, it is one of the biggest district development projects at an airport city in Europe. Gateway Gardens was the first business district to be awarded the DGNB platinum certificate for its sustainability. Gateway Gardens is backed by the joint involvement of Fraport AG, Gross & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH and Frankfurt am Main City Council. Since completion of the first building in Gateway Gardens in 2008, 44 per cent of the space has already been marketed. Meanwhile, there are around 5,000 people working at the companies located in Gateway Gardens.
Gateway Gardens Plaza GmbH & Co. KG is a joint project involving three property companies from the Darmstadt area.
They include the investment group BSM Biskupek Scheinert Moog, which has been on the market for 30 years and owns a property portfolio of around 316,000 square metres. The predominant portion of acquired and rented properties is reserved for office space, service industry, warehouses, and other trade and commercial premises. More recently, the company has broadened this portfolio to include residential properties. http://www.bsm-invest.de/
The project development company Kolb+Partner in Dieburg is also one of the trio. The company has existed since 1975, and has specialised in complex commercial properties, municipal construction projects and residential properties. The property specialist’s own portfolio comprises around 480,000 square metres. http://www.kolb-partner.com/
The third partner involved is Jöckel Projektentwicklung. Owned by the Jöckel brothers, the project development company originates from their father’s architectural practice in Höchst im Odenwald, which already existed decades before the company was founded in 2008. Its core operations comprise the development and completion of upmarket new-building projects at preferred locations and old-building refurbishment jobs taking into all due account considerations of listed building status.
Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Mathias Jöckel
Jöckel Project Development
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