SMS Group starts construction of new campus in Germany

WCN Editorial Team 16 Oct 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

SMS Group, a provider of construction and mechanical engineering services for the metals industry, has announced the start of construction on a new campus in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Covering a gross surface area of around 44,000m², the campus will include five module buildings.

The core of the complex will be a covered atrium, which will serve as a meeting and communication area.

The project will feature a membrane-type roof with a diameter of 82m that will connect all buildings to create a unique campus.

Mönchengladbach campus will be home to a new technology, service and digitalisation centre built on the SMS premises and providing 1,500 workplaces.

The campus will also have an adjoining staff car park which will offer sufficient parking space for cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. The parking area will also be equipped with charging stations for electric cars and bicycles.

Around 70,000 cubic metres of soil will be removed in the coming months, with shell construction work for the five module buildings due to commence in early 2021.

The shell construction will be completed as early as by summer 2022. The campus will be ready for occupancy in mid/end-2023.

SMS CEO Burkhard Dahmen said: ‟We see huge growth potential from the interaction of technical service and digital solutions.

‟Our Campus will enable us to connect these technologies closely with our product units, bringing together specialists from all over the world to form interdisciplinary teams via virtual infrastructures.”

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SMS Group to build central complex of facilities with 1,500 modern workplaces in Mönchengladbach. (Credit: Hartmann Architekten)

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