Hochtief wins huge Berlin PPP contract from federal government

The buildings will be located in the Treptow-Köpenick district in the southeastern suburbs of Berlin (JIP/CC BY 2.5)
German contractor Hochtief has won a contract to redevelop and maintain a public administration office and training complex in Berlin over 30 years.

The public–private partnership will involve a mix of new-build, refurbishment, and long-term maintenance to provide offices for the Institute for Federal Real Estate in the Treptow-Köpenick district in Berlin.

Four existing properties will be refurbished and will be linked with new buildings and extensions.

In addition to offices, Hochtief will build training and conference areas, technical operations rooms, and a canteen. Charging stations for electric vehicles and e-bikes will be built on the site and all roofs will be equipped with photovoltaic panels.

Altogether, some 87,000-sq-m of floor area will be involved in the programme of works, which is scheduled to begin in October, to create some 2,400 jobs and last around five years.

Juan Santamaría, the chief executive of Hochtief, commented: “Our strategy is to help our clients to make their buildings more sustainable. Because the contract covers the refurbishment and operation of the properties, we can optimise the buildings over their entire life cycle. As a result, we can reduce the carbon footprint as well as the operating costs of tenants."

When complete, the company will maintain the estate for 25 years. Operations will include technical and commercial building management as well as maintenance and cleaning services.

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