Cooperation between Arcadis and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the Southern Überseequartier Hamburg

Cooperation between Arcadis and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the Southern Überseequartier Hamburg 1444 866 Südliches Überseequartier

Program-, project- and construction management provided by Arcadis

In Hamburg’s HafenCity a vast construction project, the “southern Überseequartier”, will be created. This mixed-use development is being implemented by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, will be responsible for its seamless execution in the range of multi project management, program management, site management and tenant coordination.

Dimensions of the mixed-use project, directly located adjacent to the river Elbe, amount to a total area of 419,000 sqm. This makes southern Überseequartier in Hamburg’s HafenCity one of the largest construction projects in Europe. 14 architecturally outstanding buildings will then house 80,500 sqm for retail, 21,000 sqm for gastronomy and entertainment including a multiplex cinema, a cruise terminal with an underground bus station, three hotels, offices with around 2,400 workplaces and approximately 650 apartments. The project budget amounts to more than one billion Euros.

Arcadis provides comprehensive program management support for this construction project with focus on compliance with the highest standards. Services and tasks for Arcadis comprise program management, project management, construction management, tender management, procurement, site monitoring, supervision and tenant coordination. “We are delighted to bring our extensive experience in project management for global mega-projects to HafenCity Hamburg, a construction project that requires outstanding project management skills and will be recognized around the world. Our most experienced experts will therefore accompany the project from the very first minute,” says Martin Ritterbach, Managing Director Buildings Europe Central at Arcadis.

Architects and civil engineers around the globe will notice how challenges will be mastered in Hamburg. Parts of the area will be built on the floodplain of the river Elbe. A modern construction, comparable with a flood protection system as built on smaller islands located  in the German and Danish part of the North Sea, becomes necessary here. Major highlights for the exciting and unique architecture of the ensemble, developed by 12 renowned architects, include the glazed office towers incorporating a crystalline façade of the versatile building complex located on the waterfront, which serves as a workplace, shopping destination, leisure and culinary hotspot all in one. “We combine a highly professional team with our state-of-the-art project management system to obtain an up-to-date overview at both program and project level and to meet the client´s exacting requirements,” explains Ingo Tribian, Leader Business Development Program Management DACH and Head of Department in Hamburg.

“We signed with Arcadis, a partner with the right experience and expertise for such unique mixed-use development. With 419,000 sqm total area, 14 buildings with different destinations, and an investment of more than 1 billion Euro, southern Überseequartier is one of the most important and complex projects in the history of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. As project consultancy, Arcadis will be a key contributor to the successful development of the mixed-use district”, says Jacques Boursault, Head of Construction Überseequartier at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany.


For further information please contact:
Arcadis Germany GmbH
Bertram Subtil
T: 0151 17143438

About Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.2 billion in revenues. We support UNHabitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis.

Media contact
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield press office Germany
Michael Sömmer
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20357 Hamburg
T: 040/ 46 88 32 -631
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About Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at €63.7 Bn as at June 30, 2018, of which 86% in retail, 8% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 1% in services. The Group owns and operates 102 shopping centres, of which 56 are flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Its centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present on 2 continents and in 13 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events, and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers. With the support of its 3,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-RodamcoWestfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects. The Group has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth €12.5 Bn. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor’s and from an A2 rating from Moody’s.

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