LINEAR DEVELOPMENT AT THE EDGE OF THE CITY CENTRE
At the centre of the 590,000-inhabitant Ruhr metropolis Essen the Hollestraße/Hachestraße tangent is setting new standards in the development of new urban qualities. Currently and in the coming years the 1.5-km axis at the southern edge of Essen city centre will receive a new visage through various office, residential and hotel projects, as well as functioning as an axis linking the Ostviertel and Krupp-Gürtel. And in an ideal location: with the adjacent Essen main railway station as an important hub for inter-regional, regional and local rail traffic and the nearby A40 and A52 autobahns, the site enjoys perfect transport links. An extensive range of shopping, gastronomy and cultural offers in the direct vicinity delivers enhanced quality of life for residents and visitors.
With the heritage-listed “Haus der Technik”, the stately “An der Reichsbank” building and the Select Hotel Handelshof as well as three distinctive office towers, the Hollestraße/Hachestraße tangent already has an influential effect on the urban landscape, which also benefits from numerous new projects.
On Hachestraße the project developer Arsatec GmbH is currently creating the "BelleVie” quarter – comprising two office buildings with a total of some 5,500 m² of office rental space and a residential complex with 109 homes, which will be transferred to the stock of the housing company VIVAWEST on completion. However, it is not just new structures that dominate the scenery, refurbishment projects are also contributing to the urban development and renewal of the Hollestraße/Hachestraße tangent. For example, the nearby office building Lindenallee 4 has been refurbished and converted into a residential building with 137 furnished serviced apartments – including gastronomy on the ground floor. The suitability of the tangent as a hotel location is evidenced not only by the existing hotels such as the Intercity Hotel, the ibis Hotel, the Art Hotel and the recently completed GHOTEL, but also in the current new hotel project of the British hotel chain Premier Inn, with 193 rooms and a café taking shape directly adjacent to Essen main railway station.
The suitability of the tangent as a hotel location is evidenced not only by the existing hotels such as the Intercity Hotel, the ibis Hotel, the Art Hotel and the recently completed GHOTEL, but also in the current new hotel project of the British hotel chain Premier Inn, with 193 rooms and a café taking shape directly adjacent to Essen main railway Station. In future the appearance of the tangent will be further enhanced by additional office and hotel projects. On the municipal site of the former VHS school building at Hollestraße 75 two attractive office buildings with a total of around 16,000 m² rental space are planned.
In addition, on Hachestraße, adjoining the GHOTEL, there are also plans for an office project including multi-storey car-park, intended to act as an urban link between the future third construction stage of the Berthold-Beitz-Boulevard and the city centre. At the corner of Hindenburgstraße/Hachestraße the demolition of the existing buildings is set to make room for the construction of a hotel and office building. Finally, the heritage-listed, approximately 6,500 m² Eickhaus is to be restored. The building, directly opposite Essen main railway station, is to house premium office and retail space.
In addition, by 2025 the new “Bahnhofstangente” tram line will act as a new, fast link between the new ESSEN 51 urban quarter and the city centre. The routing of the tram is via Hachestraße/Hollestraße and the third stage of the Berthold-Beitz-Boulevard that is to be constructed between Frohnhauser and Hans-Böckler-Straße.
On a prime property on Hachestraße, Aurelis develops the "trium"– an exiting ensemble of variously usable office buildings and a central parking garage.
Picture: Aurelis Real Estate
In the "BelleVie" quarter two office buildings are being built, with a total office rental space of around 5,500 m².
Picture: Arsatec GmbH