CA Immo lets 21,500 m² of Silbermöwe office building in Vienna to Bosch (AT)

Robert Bosch AG is letting the entire floor space of the Silbermöwe office building on the Lände 3 site for a period of at least 10 years. The volume of 21,500 m² makes this the largest new letting on the Vienna office market for 2012 so far.

According to Dr. Bruno Ettenauer, Chief Executive Officer of CA Immo, "Attracting a high quality tenant such as Bosch amounts to another major boost for the Lände 3 site. We leased around 30,000 m² to Österreichische Post AG at the end of 2010, and this new agreement represents the biggest new letting for this year in the urban district Lände 3 so far. Overall, the project has shown how an intelligent and properly thought out programme of refurbishment can create modern premises from existing buildings. Inner city sites are upgraded and revitalised as a result."

The Silbermöwe office building: green refurbishment
Extensive renovation work on the Silbermöwe office building, which stands around 40 metres high, began in summer 2011. Stringent sustainability criteria were observed in the core refurbishment of the building; a certification from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate (ÖGNI) is in preparation.

The building is a ten-storey high-rise that will be enclosed by a seven-level U-shaped structure; in addition to full renovation of the interior, the facades of both structures were completely refurbished. Various construction measures have cut the energy requirement of the fully renovated building by 50-60 % and reduced carbon emissions by 280 tons per year.

A solar power installation on the roof, for example, will supply most of the power required by the building equipment; meanwhile an energy-efficient aluminium and glass facade and a chilled ceiling system combined with radiators will maximise energy efficiency.

The city district Lände 3: centrally located office, residential, hotel and retail units
Lände 3 is an extensive development and restoration initiative on Erdberger Lände in the Landstrasse area of Vienna.

The aim of the urban project, which will be realised in several stages, is to establish a future-proof mix of office, residential, hotel and retail usages. Advantages of the construction site, which spans 5.5 hectares, include rentable effective area currently totalling some 80,000 m², excellent transport connection (connections to the U3 underground line and airport link motorway), proximity to the city centre and a location close to the Donaukanal and Wiener Prater recreation areas. Several reputable tenants have already decided to take up residence in the Lände 3 site, including Österreichische Post AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications and the catering business Sim & More.

Source: CA Immo

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