Grand Central Berlin

ImmoScout24, Berlin

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


ImmoScout24, Berlin

Giesecke & Devrient, Munich

Giesecke & Devrient (G+D) is an international group headquartered on Prinzregentenstraße in Munich that today offers tailor-made security technologies in four main areas: payment, connectivity, identity and digital infrastructure.

The structural and organisational changes that accompanied the change in technology led G+D to critically question the functionality and operational necessity of the properties owned by the company with a total area of approximately 100,000 m². In this context, in 2015 combine provided G+D with real estate strategic advice, and greatly supported the company with its future orientation and location planning.

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Location strategy "GDM Location 2018"

Based on a forward-looking needs and requirements analysis of the various organisational units, we carried out a comparison of different purchase and rental options for buildings outside the company premises with the utilisation potential of properties that are no longer necessary for operation.

On the basis of and in combination with sound cost-effectiveness assessments and functional potential analyses, various scenarios were developed and presented to the G+D committees for their decision. The result is today’s project development „DER bogen“ on the western part of the company premises, where approx. 42,000 m² of the highest quality, modern working environments are to be created by the end of 2023 to realise entirely new value creation potentials.

Images: HENN Architekten, GoogleMaps

ImmoScout24 Berlin, Ansicht von oben

Project period


2015 & 2018

Location


Munich

Usable area


42,000 m² new-build

100,000 m² existing property


Großraumbüro mit drei kleinen Büros aus Glas

Euler Hermes SA, Hamburg

At the end of January 2020, all the approx. 1,100 Hamburg members of staff moved into the new German headquarters of credit insurer Euler Hermes. The new building focuses on sustainability and is expected to provide energy savings of around 80 percent. The new working environments at the „Euler Hermes Quarter“ offer a wide range of communication options and networked working.

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New working environments at the "Euler Hermes Quarter"

Since 2011, combine has been supporting Euler Hermes on many levels with the implementation of the extensive new construction project, including most recently in the coordination of tenant expansion.

Against the background of the complexity of the new construction project, in 2011 Euler Hermes had already commissioned combine to manage the project of the investor competition, which was awarded to Quantum at the end of 2014.

Sitzmöglichkeiten, Euler Hermes Sa, Hamburg

Since then, combine has been providing the world’s leading credit insurer with comprehensive advice, from user representation, budget planning and area and tenant improvement management, to the planning of future new working environments accompanied by change management, right up to the end of January and the successful relocation of the 1,100 members of staff.

Images: Karsten Knocke


Ansicht von oben, Continental AG, Hannover

Continental AG, Hanover

In 2017, Continental AG held an architectural competition for the construction of its new corporate headquarters. The company put its trust in combine to support the tender.

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Architectural competition: New build of a company headquarters

In June 2017, the technology company Continental chose the architectural offices of HENN GmbH (Munich) as its architectural planner for the proposed construction of its new company headquarters in Hanover.

Continental AG, Hannover

A ten-member jury consisting of representatives of Continental, the city and the city council, as well as adjudicators and other experts, recommended the draft for realisation.

Außenansicht, Continental Hannover

Renowned architectural offices from Germany and abroad participated in the competition, and a total of 13 designs were submitted. combine was tasked with determining the requirements, was involved in the preparation of the planning basis for the competition, and supported the jury in the capacity of an expert.

Images: ©Continental AG/HENN

Ansicht von oben, Continental AG, Hannover

Project period


2017

Location


Hanover

Staff


1.600

Usable area


38.800 m²