Drees & Sommer provides management support for a new urban development project in Munich

Aerial image of the district which is to be developed.

 A new and sustainable city district is to be built across an area the size of 250 football pitches in Freiham, Bavaria. Upon final completion, the new district will provide housing for more than 20,000 people and create around 7,500 jobs. What is more, it will offer sufficient space for recreational, cultural and sporting activities. The district of Freiham will be ready to receive its first residents from the beginning of 2018. To make sure that the project runs smoothly, the State Capital of Munich (Landeshauptstadt München) has commissioned Drees & Sommer with the provision of management support for the Freiham project management. The company’s experts in development and infrastructure consulting are tasked with supporting the State Capital of Munich in the sustainable urban development and ensuring that the cost, quality and schedule targets are met.

Freiham is located on the western outskirts of Munich and represents the last large contiguous area within the city limits. The area on the southern limits of the new city district has been under development for several years and includes an industrial park. Now the northern areas are slated to be opened up and developed. The first construction measures are already in full swing. Within the scope of the project management, Drees & Sommer will assume responsibility for, among other things, scheduling and cost management in addition to conducting regular quality controlling. The company’s experts in development and infrastructure consulting will also coordinate the processes during the planning and construction phases and will support the State Capital of Munich with suggestions for optimisation.

The City of Munich aims to build a city district that meets high economic, ecological, social and inclusive standards. In total, more than 8,000 residential units are to be constructed, which include multi-storey apartment buildings, mixed housing and townhouses. Plans are also in place for an educational campus with four schools, an additional four primary schools, 20 day care centres, a sports park for school and recreational sports, and a district centre with retail space and catering Services. The future demand for heating in Freiham is therefore to be covered by low-carbon geothermal energy. A large number of solar installations will also contribute to the efficient use of energy.