In December 2020, ImmoScout24, Germany’s leading online platform for residential and commercial real estate, moved into its new headquarters in the capital. combine accompanied the project at every stage: from the early phase of the requirements analysis, conclusion of the lease agreement, user representation and project management, to the conception and design of the new working environments.

Its new home is now at EDGE Grand Central Berlin in Europacity, right next to the main railway station. The Scout24 Group has leased 14,000 m² of office space in this new construction by project developer EDGE Technologies for around 800 members of staff. As part of the needs analysis, property search and leasing, the company was advised by Colliers International Germany and combine. combine also accompanied the Scout24 Group comprehensively and in close co-operation, even after conclusion of the lease agreement: from project management and user representation to the interior design of the identity-creating new working environments.

The aim of the Scout24 Group was and is to create the best office for current and future talents in Berlin in order to make a lasting contribution to recruiting and employer branding. „The bar for Scout24’s requirements was high in every respect, but I think the result is well worth seeing. It is a showcase for flexible and activity-oriented working environments in one of the most innovative and sustainable buildings in Germany, if not Europe, which makes the ImmoScout24 brand entirely tangible. We are extremely proud to have contributed here by providing our comprehensive support,“ said Oliver Dittmar, Managing Partner of combine.

New areas successfully occupied at EDGE Grand Central Berlin

Grand Central Berlin, Außenarchitektur

Project developer EDGE Technologies has set new standards in the field of office real estate with the completion of the Grand Central Berlin. On nine floors totalling around 23,000 m², variety is offered in every respect. In addition to the exclusive office and working areas of the two tenants, ImmoScout24 and ORACLE, there is also a central catering area as well as co-working and meeting areas. Thanks to its ecologically sustainable construction and energy efficiency, the building was awarded „Platinum“ by the DGNB, the German Sustainable Building Council, and is the first building in Germany to receive the „WELL Gold Core & Shell“ pre-certificate of the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) for its exceptional concept for creating healthier working environments and increasing the well-being of its users. The IT infrastructure enables comfort and efficiency-enhancing applications from the Internet of Things (IoT). The building app, for example, allows staff to individualise environmental parameters such as lighting, ventilation and temperature to suit their own well-being.

Image rights: EDGE Tech.

Key points of combine's 360° consulting assignment for ImmoScout24:

From the first vision to the conclusion of the lease agreement:
  • Detailed needs and requirements analysis as a specification of the basis for market screening
  • Analysis of the potential of the shortlisted alternatives as part of the project/property selection
  • Comprehensive Business Case analysis and negotiation support up to the conclusion of the lease agreement
  • Preparation of the well-founded and audit-proof recommendation for action for the Scout24 bodies
After conclusion of the lease agreement to occupation:
  • Fully comprehensive user representation and project management to ensure multidimensional compliance in the planning and implementation process including claim management and troubleshooting
  • Stakeholder management
  • Overall coordination of the various tenant-side trades
  • Design survey and analysis
  • Full interior design for office and special areas
  • Calls for tenders for various trades
  • Support with the design implementation and supervision of the execution of the entire office concept, acceptances

Project period


2018 – 2021

Location


Berlin

Staff


800

Usable area


14.000 m²