HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung is starting work on the CasaNova Stuttgart office building. The former corporate headquarters of the Reader's Digest publishing house Das Beste on Paulinenstrasse will be completely revitalized by autumn 2011, with new construction extending the gross floor area to 16,500 m².
BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft will be leasing just under 1,800 m² of office space. The company which offers auditing, tax consultancy and advisory services will be relocating its Leonberg office with over 70 employees to CasaNova Stuttgart. Wolfer & Goebel Bau und Projekt have also taken out a long lease on just under 1,900 m² of office and storage space.
With the move to CasaNova Stuttgart, this longstanding construction company is transferring its headquarters from Stuttgart-Wangen to the downtown Stuttgarter Ring.
"With this successful pre-letting we can start work on CasaNova in October, and will be creating an important landmark building in the Stuttgart office real estate market", says Steffen Jüstel, head of HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung's Baden-Württemberg branch.
CasaNova Stuttgart will comprise around 12,000 m² of lettable space: part from 8,450 and 2,750 m² of office and storage space respectively, a further 800 m² of space is planned for retail or catering on the ground floor. In addition, 146 car parking slots will be provided in the existing underground car park. Only the bearing structure of the existing high-rise and adjoining block will be used in the new construction: Facades, building technology and floor plan are to be adapted to the needs of a modern, flexible office location. The different levels of both buildings are to be connected with each other and will have floor-to-ceiling glazing. In visual terms, the high-rise will be separated by a gap from the block, and will be built up to 11 stories.
The technical section of the five-story main building is to be replaced by a stepped story with a roof terrace of almost 100 m². Rental units will start from 180 m².
Source: HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung