DIC: Building construction launch for the MainTor district (DE)

Today, DIC is officially starting the construction of the new buildings in the MainTor district: the occasion is the laying of the foundation stone for the MainTor Porta building complex.


The MainTor district.

Three prominent and distinguished guests will be present at the event, which will also be attended by around 300 representatives from the political, economic, cultural and societal spheres:

• Olaf Cunitz (Mayor and Head of city planning for the city of Frankfurt)
• Joachim Reinke (CEO of Union Investment, which will be renting around 14,000 m² in MainTor Porta from 2014 onwards)
• Jürgen Engel (the architect responsible for MainTor Porta and for the master plan for the MainTor district)

Landlord Ulrich Höller (CEO of DIC) said: "This laying of the foundation stone is a key milestone for the emergence of the MainTor district. Over 50% of the MainTor district has already been marketed and is now in the process of being implemented. The development is therefore progressing faster than originally planned. We are now launching the building construction phase."

The MainTor Porta office buildings are in a prominent corner location with a forecourt on Weissfrauenstrasse, and therefore both Hotel Frankfurter Hof and the intersection of metro lines at Willy-Brandt-Platz are easily accessible. The commercial rental space, amounting to some 20,500 m², is spread across the 19 floors of the 70-meter high building and includes around 170 parking spaces.

Porta distinguishes itself with a representative three-story lobby, a green and accessible inner courtyard and several roof terraces with spectacular views. DIC has already rented around 14,000 m² (around 70% of the entire rental space) to Union Asset Management Holding AG (Union Investment). This was one of the largest new letting contracts of the year in Frankfurt city centre.

MainTor Porta integrates seamlessly into Frankfurt's banking district with its location and design, which is connected to the bank centre with short distances and rapid communication for the local tenants from the financial industry.

Responsibility for providing project financing of some €110 million is being shared equally by Deutsche Hypothekenbank (lead manager) and DG HYP. The building will be completed by the end of 2013. It is aimed that the building will be granted a gold certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

Source: Thomas Pfaff Kommunikation

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