With the groundbreaking ceremony on 5 September 2018, Art-Invest Real Estate and OSMAB Holding AG celebrated the start of the I/D Cologne project with invited guests from the real estate sector and political circles. A cross golf course brought home to visitors the sheer scale of the seven hectare site on Cologne’s Schanzenstraße. Ten buildings will be constructed here by 2026 with approx. 160,000 sq.m. of office space and around 7,000 jobs. “There will be room and opportunities for companies wishing to combine a dynamic environment with the latest working conditions and to stamp their own identity on their office space” saysArne Hilbert, NRW Branch Manager and Partner of Art-Invest Real Estate.
The lease signed with Design Offices constitutes a crucial piece of the jigsaw. As a pioneer of New Work, we will open our own Design Offices building in the centre of this urban district. In an area of around 13,000 sq.m., we will offer everything you need for the working environment of tomorrow: individual workstations even for large project teams, conference and event rooms for agile work as well as our DO café. “The Design Offices experience will invigorate the square and also the entire district, as well as providing genuine added value for users and the whole Schanzenviertel”, states Holger Kirchhof, Member of the Executive Board of OSMAB Holding AG, with confidence.
Construction is due to start on the I/D Cologne district in the autumn of 2018. The Design Offices building is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2020.