Siemens Celebrates the Topping-Out on the New Campus in Erlangen
The topping-out ceremony for the Siemens Campus project, which is planned in the south of the German city of Erlangen, was held on November 30, 2018 with all project participants, the client Siemens Real Estate, the corporation Siemens AG and representatives of the city.
This topping-out ceremony for the first module represented a further important milestone for the campus. The project is due for completion by 2030 and will include progressive office, research and laboratory areas. Drees & Sommer has provided project management services since 2014 to support the development of a modern and sustainable design for the Siemens Campus Erlangen. With about 540,000 square meters of gross floor space, the Siemens Campus aims to become a new and lively urban district in Erlangen. Here, Siemens will offer its employees an innovative working environment with efficient office spaces, and at the same time the technology giant will encourage research institutes and startups to move into the campus. By the middle of 2020, about 7,000 staff members will have successively moved to their places of work in the first module of the largest Siemens location in the world. There will be eight new office buildings offering over 100,000 square meters of office space. In addition there will be three parking garages, a bicycle parking station and a staff restaurant.
On to the Next Module with Combined Expertise
For module 2, which is situated east of Günther-Scharowsky-Strasse, the preparatory infrastructure and demolition work will begin in early 2019. Four office buildings, three additional parking garages and a new reception building are planned here. Drees & Sommer is supporting the client in this major construction project by providing project management services to ensure that the costs, deadlines and quality of the project are maintained. The experts from the international project management and consulting company also provide a comprehensive range of other services in areas such as obtaining building permission, planning the construction logistics, infrastructure, consulting on building information modeling (BIM) and the design of the new working environments. They also provide advice in the process to obtain green building certification for the buildings. The aim is to achieve a gold certification rating for all new buildings on the Siemens Campus site.