BAM wins contract for office building in Berlin

WCN Editorial Team 31 Jul 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Deutschland, the German non-residential operating company of Royal BAM Group, has secured a contract from EDGE Technologies, a Dutch real estate technology company, for the construction of high-tech office building EDGE Grand Central near Berlin Central Station.

EDGE Grand Central will be the second project in EDGE Technologies’ portfolio of smart buildings that minimise energy usage keeping operational costs to an absolute minimum.

The office building will be delivered as the smartest building in Germany, using the EDGE Technologies platform that includes a modern IP backbone and a smart building application.

Designed by Berlin architects Bolwin Wulf Architekten Partnerschaft, the nine-storey multi-tenant building will provide 22,600m² of flexible floor space and 80 parking places.

BAM Deutschland has begun construction activities and expects to deliver the project in 2020.

The building will be part of Europacity, a 61-hectare new urban quarter concentrated around Berlin’s primary transportation hub, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and close to political and cultural institutions.

EDGE Grand Central has already been pre-certified Platinum by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). It is also the first building in Germany to achieve Gold level Core & Shell Precertification in accordance with the WELL Building Standard for well-being.

Previously, BAM Sports, a subsidiary of BAM Deutschland, had won a €22m contract from BSG Bau- und Servicegesellschaft mbH for the construction of a sports centre in Heidelberg.

The sports complex will accommodate 5,000 spectators, a business club for 250 visitors and six business suites with 15 seats each. It will also have a large commercial kitchen, various food and drinks stands and storage rooms.

The facilities will be used for recreational sports activities of schools and sports clubs, as well as for major sport events, including premier league basketball and handball matches.

Construction will commence in September 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by end 2019.

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Image: EDGE Technologies awards BAM contract for EDGE Grand Central office building in Berlin. Photo: courtesy of BAM.

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