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28. March 2019

Neugründung: Projektlabor – die Immobilien.Flexibel.Macher.

Gemeinsam mit ANTEON hat WITTE ein konzeptionell und analytisch neu gedachtes Workplace Consultingunternehmen für die Generation New Work gegründet: Projektlabor – die Immobilien.Flexibel.Macher. Neben Dirk Schäfer und Jens Reich von ANTEON und Marco Witte wurde Max Schlüter als weiterer Geschäftsführer ins Boot geholt. Er war zuvor sieben Jahre als Senior … read more

Neugründung: Projektlabor – die Immobilien.Flexibel.Macher.

Gemeinsam mit ANTEON hat WITTE ein konzeptionell und analytisch neu gedachtes Workplace Consultingunternehmen für die Generation New Work gegründet: Projektlabor – die Immobilien.Flexibel.Macher. Neben Dirk Schäfer und Jens Reich von ANTEON und Marco Witte wurde Max Schlüter als weiterer Geschäftsführer ins Boot geholt. Er war zuvor sieben Jahre als Senior Consultant beim strategischen Immobilienberater pro m² tätig. Verstärkt wird das Team durch Jennifer Backes, die bereits bei CBRE und combine Consulting Projekte in der Arbeitsplatzberatung betreut hat.

„Es reicht heute nicht mehr, die Frage zu beantworten, ob Zellenbüro oder Großraumbüro. Das Büro muss den Menschen unterstützen und ihm optimale Bedingungen bieten, seine Potenziale für das Unternehmen zu entfalten“, so Schlüter. „Es geht zuerst um den Menschen, danach um die Fläche.“ Durch visionäres, analytisches und proaktives Change-Management entwickelt Projektlabor neue Räume und individualisierte, „agile Arbeitsorte“, indem modulare, flexible und nachhaltige Arbeitswelten geschaffen werden. „Durch unsere langjährigen Erfahrungen verstehen wir einerseits die Ziele unserer Kunden, können andererseits durch eine gemeinsame, intensive Analyse der Bedürfnisse unterschiedlicher Mitarbeitertypen, der Vielfalt der Arbeitsmethoden, Generationen und Lebensstile zugleich Handlungsempfehlungen für mögliche und teils notwendige Veränderungen geben und diese auch räumlich widerspiegeln“, erklärt Projektlabor-Geschäftsführer Dirk Schäfer und Gründungsmitglied von Anteon.

Mit dem Kooperationspartner Anteon kann auf hohem fachlichem Niveau bei der Suche nach neuen Büroflächen oder der Mietkostenoptimierung unterstützt werden. Die bauliche Expertise wird durch enge Zusammenarbeit mit WITTE abgedeckt. Damit kann Projektlabor Unternehmen von der Nutzerbedarfsanalyse über die strategische Flächenplanung, die Steuerung der Bau- oder Umbaumaßnahmen bis zur Fertigstellung beratend begleiten.

WITTE invests in Dutch project management company C2N

WITTE invests in Dutch project management company C2N

 Strategic partnership formalised/Expansion of network and trans-regional market presence

Berlin/Voorburg, 1 October 2018. WITTE Projektmanagement invests in C2N, a company based in the Netherlands. In doing so, both project managers have formalised their partnership, which was established in 2009 and raised it to an expanded, strategic … read more

WITTE invests in Dutch project management company C2N

 Strategic partnership formalised/Expansion of network and trans-regional market presence

Berlin/Voorburg, 1 October 2018. WITTE Projektmanagement invests in C2N, a company based in the Netherlands. In doing so, both project managers have formalised their partnership, which was established in 2009 and raised it to an expanded, strategic level. The corresponding contract was signed this week.

This allows both companies to respond to the needs of their customers and expand their trans-regional market presence. “This investment and the increase in know-how gives us the capacity to strengthen our position in project management beyond the borders of Germany and to support our customers with regional expertise when they enter the Dutch market. In particular those of our customers who operate on an international level are increasingly relying on service providers with local networks in the face of constant globalisation”, explains Marco Witte, Managing Partner of WITTE Projektmanagement. With C2N, WITTE is now complementing its existing investment network of service providers in the real estate sector with its entry into the Dutch market.

“This cooperation not only creates opportunities for new business. With WITTE and its network in five German locations, we can provide new and existing customers with services on a more international basis, more comprehensive consultancy on market conditions, technical guidelines and differences in planning and construction law, as well as successful management of larger-scale projects”, according to Edwin van Eeckhoven, Managing Partner of C2N.

6. March 2018

WITTE appoints new managing directors: Hendrik Dusny and Sascha Thran join top management

Berlin. Effective 1 March 2018, Dipl.-Ing. Hendrik Dusny and Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Thran were appointed managing directors of WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH. "Both have my fullest confidence. They have excellent knowledge about the management of complex construction projects, know the respective market conditions and … read more

WITTE appoints new managing directors:
Hendrik Dusny and Sascha Thran join top management

Berlin. Effective 1 March 2018, Dipl.-Ing. Hendrik Dusny and Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Thran were appointed managing directors of WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH. "Both have my fullest confidence. They have excellent knowledge about the management of complex construction projects, know the respective market conditions and the requirements of our clients, successfully lead their teams and have a high reputation within the company," says Marco Witte, managing partner of WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH, of this decision. "Therefore, for me, the expansion of top management is the consistent and right step for our company and our future activities."

Hendrik Dusny (39), has worked for WITTE Projektmanagement since October 2007; he has headed up the Berlin office since 2012. Prior to that, he was the head of the 'Sustainable Building' department from 2009. Sascha Thran (40) also joined WITTE Projektmanagement in 2007 and became the head of the Hamburg office in 2013.

11. September 2017

Mark-Alexander Marten becomes head of Munich office

Dipl.-Ing. Mark-Alexander Marten (45) took over as new head of the Munich office of WITTE Projektmanagement on 1 September. He succeeds Frank Brühmann, who will leave the company at the end of September at his own request.

Mark-Alexander Marten began working for WITTE Projektmanagement in Frankfurt am Main … read more

Mark-Alexander Marten becomes head of Munich office

Dipl.-Ing. Mark-Alexander Marten (45) took over as new head of the Munich office of WITTE Projektmanagement on 1 September. He succeeds Frank Brühmann, who will leave the company at the end of September at his own request.

Mark-Alexander Marten began working for WITTE Projektmanagement in Frankfurt am Main in 2011. The graduate architect and industrial engineer was most recently senior project manager for various construction projects of Daimler Real Estate, among others. Before that he spent ten years at Dominique Perrault, today known as DPA (Dominique Perrault Architecture) in Paris, where he was project manager for significant large-scale projects, such as the new construction of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg or the DC Towers I and II in Vienna. He was also in charge of facade concepts and detail development for a number of internationally renowned building projects.

1. August 2017

Stefan Vianden becomes head of Düsseldorf office

Starting on 1 August 2017, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Vianden takes over as head of the Düsseldorf office of WITTE Projektmanagement. Dr. Frank Holtmann, who has headed up the office since 2010, will continue to perform his duties as managing director of WITTE from Düsseldorf and focus on the company’s … read more

Stefan Vianden becomes head of Düsseldorf office

Starting on 1 August 2017, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Vianden takes over as head of the Düsseldorf office of WITTE Projektmanagement. Dr. Frank Holtmann, who has headed up the office since 2010, will continue to perform his duties as managing director of WITTE from Düsseldorf and focus on the company’s further strategic development, in particular, together with managing partner Marco Witte. The internal structures needed to be adjusted as a result of the continued dynamic growth of the company. Stefan Vianden began working for WITTE Projektmanagement in Düsseldorf in 2013 and is now senior project manager for the “trivago” project of IMMOFINANZ AG in Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen district. “We are pleased to be able to fill this executive position internally with Stefan Vianden, a highly-experienced, savvy and well-connected partner for our clients in the region of Düsseldorf and Cologne,” says Marco Witte. “This is our response to our new-found growth while keeping track of the future that will see demand for more and more structures capable of more flexible cooperation and that allow for greater decision-making speeds.”

Before arriving at WITTE, Stefan Vianden worked as a project manager and supervisor overseeing the construction of various large-scale and specialised properties, such as the construction of football stadiums for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the 2012 European Championship in Poland/Ukraine. Initially a site manager and senior site manager, then a deputy project manager, for the construction company Max Bögl in Neumarkt/Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), and following a series of overseas assignments in Dubai, UAE and Wroclaw (Poland), he joined the project-development company Alcaro Invest GmbH, Rösrath, in 2011, where he became technical project manager in charge of building various logistics centres.

22. November 2016

WITTE's precise project control: Berliner Volksbank's new representative office in Potsdam completed on time

Berliner Volksbank's new representative office in the heart of Potsdam at Yorckstraße/Friedrich-Ebert-Straße was completed on schedule. WITTE Projektmanagement handled project control up to the acceptance of the general contractor services and the final acceptance by the building inspectorate and now supervises … read more

WITTE's precise project control: Berliner Volksbank's new representative office in Potsdam completed on time

Berliner Volksbank's new representative office in the heart of Potsdam at Yorckstraße/Friedrich-Ebert-Straße was completed on schedule. WITTE Projektmanagement handled project control up to the acceptance of the general contractor services and the final acceptance by the building inspectorate and now supervises the further tenant improvements and certification under the DGNB Gold standard until staff have moved in.

In August 2015, after technically demanding foundation work, the project was officially launched for this five-storey building with a total gross floor space of 2,500 square metres. The 49 employees of Berliner Volksbank in Potsdam, who have thus far worked at three different locations, will move into the first and second upper floors as well as the rooftop floor. The third upper floor has been leased externally.

"With planning-to-construction supervision and a tight schedule, dynamic project control was vital, that is, one must be able to respond flexibly to new requirements at all times. This requires very precise coordination of all stakeholders, fast decision making and precise time management," explains Tonio Davideit, WITTE project manager. "We are pleased with the timely completion of the project, the good collaboration with the architects of Axthelm Rolvien and the general contractor Gustav Epple, as well as many regional firms." Berliner Volksbank insisted on awarding most of the contracts to local companies.

The sandstone façade, planned in close coordination and historic-looking, is a perfect architectural complement to the neighbourhood, while the interior design is extremely modern. It was planned by the Potsdam-based architectural firm Axthelm Rolvien. The building now closes a structural gap in Potsdam's city centre.

1. November 2016

WITTE controls new construction for Jaguar Land Rover in Munich

Munich/Schwalbach: Jaguar Land Rover laid the foundation for its new car dealership at Drygalski-Allee 37 in Munich on 28 October 2016. Being the world’s first “Global Statement Site”, the building’s modern, exclusive and architectural design will reflect Jaguar Land Rover’s brand experience on a total … read more

WITTE controls new construction for Jaguar Land Rover in Munich

Munich/Schwalbach: Jaguar Land Rover laid the foundation for its new car dealership at Drygalski-Allee 37 in Munich on 28 October 2016. Being the world’s first “Global Statement Site”, the building’s modern, exclusive and architectural design will reflect Jaguar Land Rover’s brand experience on a total surface area of around 20,000 square metres.

WITTE Projektmanagement has provided intensive support and technical consulting for the project since 2012. During the development and planning phases, the company handled project control and, as part of it, now supervises the further construction for Jaguar Land Rover. “A tight time and cost frame with very demanding quality requirements necessitates highly intense project activity, very short planning periods and intensive coordination processes – across national borders,” explains Frank Brühmann, WITTE’s Munich branch manager.

The planned car dealership in its new, spacious and glazed corporate design of Jaguar Land Rover with two storeys and an event area on the roof will feature a showroom of around 10,000 square metres, a workshop area of around 2,000 square metres and ample parking. The architectural design was created by the British firm Principle; planning realisation was done in Germany, by the firm Hamacher, Daub & Partner, Cologne. In preparation of the upcoming shell construction, an extensive building pit is being created for the planned building and its two-storey underground car park. When complete in 2018, the operator PENSKE-Automotive Group will provide 70 jobs initially.

Certification according to the BREEAM standard with the grade “Excellent” is planned and supervised by WITTE.

7. June 2016

The new 'captain' of HafenCity celebrates the laying of the cornerstone

The cornerstone for the last building project at Sandtorkai has been laid eight metres deep

This is the beginning, the stone on which everything will come to rest. An inner-city mixed-use concept is being created in the HafenCity, for which this past Tuesday, 7 … read more

The new 'captain' of HafenCity celebrates the laying of the cornerstone

The cornerstone for the last building project at Sandtorkai has been laid eight metres deep

This is the beginning, the stone on which everything will come to rest. An inner-city mixed-use concept is being created in the HafenCity, for which this past Tuesday, 7 June 2016, the cornerstone was laid: the "KPTN" is creating space for a mix of urban living, a hotel and cinema, restaurants and retail in a central location that combines private retreats with retail and recreational options under one roof. On a surface area of 6,400 m², the project comprises five building units with a combined floor space of 37,000 m². In total, there will be 219 modern flats for families, singles and couples, 212 hotel rooms, 40 long-stay apartments and a premium cinema with three screens. The concept is rounded off with 3,345 m² of green space, a rooftop gardening concept with an all-round panoramic view, as well as restaurant and commercial space on 2,100 m². The construction project, with an investment sum of 120 million euros, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. It is to be a living piece of the city for Hamburg locals and tourists alike.

On 7 June 2016, about 300 building days after breaking ground, the first stone of KPTN was placed in the building pit, which measures 6,400 square metres and is eight metres deep. On the occasion, DC Developments celebrated the official start of the construction phase with 200 guests and future tenants such as cinema operator Hans-Joachim Flebbe (Astor Film Lounge), hotelier Kai Hollmann (Fortune Hotels), Frederik Braun, Gerrit Braun and Sebastian Drechsler (Miniatur Wunderland) and Professor Norbert Aust (Schmidts Tivoli). While Hans-Joachim Flebbe is responsible for the premium cinema, Kai Hollman will realise, with Frederik and Gerrit Braun, Sebastian Drechsler and Professor Norbert Aust, the design hotel PIERDREI, and Matthias Rincón from ipartment is putting 40 long-stay apartments in place. "The laying of the cornerstone doesn't only mark a new phase; it is much more than that a further milestone in the project's development. KPTN is a good example of how an inner-city mixed-use concept lives up to the goals and requirements of creating a quarter that never sleeps," explains Lothar Schubert, managing partner of DC Developments.

Situated in the direct vicinity of Hamburg's world heritage site "Speicherstadt", KPTN will become an integral part of this dynamic area. This necessitated an ambitious concept and design, which, in addition to the project developers, is being implemented by two architecture firms: the commercial complex is the responsibility of Nalbach + Nalbach Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH in Berlin; the residential part will be developed by Hamburg-based blauraum architekten Planungsgesellschaft mbH. A major feature of the KPTN is 'modular living', which means that the rooms and spaces can be adapted to the life stages of their future residents: for example, studios for singles can be converted to flats with two or three rooms that could accommodate families in the HafenCity. "Modular for us means flexible construction. KPTN lives up to our claim of keeping demand for living space variable. It can be adapted to the various life stages and situations of the residents. This innovative modular style also makes it possible to respond quickly and cost-efficiently to social changes," says Lothar Schubert. The KPTN buildings are characterised by their future-oriented construction style and a wide range of options, all of which integrates optimally with the existing structure of the quarter and reflects the dynamic inner-city development.

WITTE Projektmanagement is controlling the building project. "At first, the building pit was a major design and technical challenge for everyone involved, because this used to be the site of a harbour basin that was subsequently filled in. Now that the complex excavation work of over 40,000 cubic metres is done, it's full steam ahead on construction," says Marco Ossmann, the project manager responsible from WITTE in Hamburg.

KPTN is scheduled to be completed towards the end of 2017. While the building unit that includes the hotel, cinema and long-stay apartments has already been purchased by Patrizia Immobilien AG, BMO Real Estate Partners acquired three of the five KPTN units, buildings 2, 4 and 5, for a special real-estate alternative investment fund (AIF) managed by Universal-Investment.

9. March 2016

Berliner Volksbank celebrates topping-out ceremony in Potsdam

Berliner Volksbank is today holding its topping-out ceremony in the heart of Potsdam for its new representative office at Yorckstraße/Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. Around a hundred guests have been invited. The new construction began with the groundbreaking ceremony on 14 August 2015. The construction work is progressing as scheduled, with completion … read more

Berliner Volksbank celebrates topping-out ceremony in Potsdam

Berliner Volksbank is today holding its topping-out ceremony in the heart of Potsdam for its new representative office at Yorckstraße/Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. Around a hundred guests have been invited. The new construction began with the groundbreaking ceremony on 14 August 2015. The construction work is progressing as scheduled, with completion scheduled for autumn 2016. The regional cooperative bank is investing over six million euros in its new construction project. With a floor space of around 1,600 square metres, the five-storey building will be home to about 40 employees of Berliner Volksbank in Potsdam, who have thus far worked at three different locations in Potsdam.

The new representative office of Berliner Volksbank now stands where Frederick the Great once started the revolution of the postal service with the construction of the Old Post Office, and where in 2009 the prefabricated high-rise known as the House of Travels was demolished. The historical-looking façade of the building, based on designs by the Potsdam-based architecture firm Axthelm Rolvien, is reminiscent of the Old Post Office, but "its interior will surprise with a new look and modern service," said Dr. Holger Hatje, Chairman of the Board of the cooperative bank, at the groundbreaking ceremony. What matters to him first and foremost is the opportunity to "finally bundle the competence and expertise of our consultants into a single location."
The bank spent three years looking for suitable premises that would allow it to meet diverse and growing client requirements. But there is more, as Dr. Hatje explains: "The building is to be a reminder of our own history and symbolise our connection with Brandenburg in general and Potsdam in particular." After all, it was 25 craftsmen from Potsdam who founded the predecessor of the bank in 1899.
According to Beate Fernengel, president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Potsdam, "the new construction fills another gap in the historical city centre, which is a win for the state capital of Potsdam and thus also a win for the economy. Regional presence is a recognised means for corporate success and represents sustainable business," says Ms Fernengel.
And the managing director of the Chamber of Trade of Potsdam, Ralph Bührig, adds, "Berliner Volksbank is an important partner for us and for trade in western Brandenburg. We expressly welcome the new Potsdam location and look forward to the opening of the building, which has a combination of traditional and modern elements that is a perfect fit for skilled crafts and trades."
The five-storey building has a surface area of 1,600 square metres, with the bank using 1,270 square metres for its own purposes. The third floor is to be leased. Forty bank employees, who have so far worked at Charlottenstraße, Wilhelm-Staab-Straße and Brandenburger Straße, will in future handle all manner of financial transactions for retail, business and corporate clients at the new location: investments, pensions, funding, wealth creation and start-ups. There will also be safety deposit boxes.
Tonio Davideit, project manager for the responsible project controller WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH, is "confident that staff will be able to make the move in autumn as planned. We are well on track. We are happy that we have been able to award most of the contracts to local companies."

14. September 2015

Topping-out ceremony for new corporate head office of Marquard & Bahls AG

WITTE is handling project control on behalf of Marquard & Bahls

35-metre-high bridging structure completed for future urban balcony

Hamburg. Marquard & Bahls AG, WITTE Projektmanagement and further companies involved in the construction today celebrate the topping-out ceremony for the new corporate … read more

Topping-out ceremony for new corporate head office of Marquard & Bahls AG

WITTE is handling project control on behalf of Marquard & Bahls

35-metre-high bridging structure completed for future urban balcony

Hamburg. Marquard & Bahls AG, WITTE Projektmanagement and further companies involved in the construction today celebrate the topping-out ceremony for the new corporate head office of Marquard & Bahls AG in Hamburg. A new office building with around 18,000 square metres of gross floor space and room for approx. 700 employees is being built at Koreastraße 7 in HafenCity. The building, with eight floors and two basement levels, will be ready for occupancy in the second quarter of 2016.

Challenge: urban balcony
A large urban balcony will open up the centre of the building – a three-storey expanse of over 35 metres including a terrace that stretches from the interior courtyard towards the harbour. This urban balcony will offer a view of the water even from the south wing of the modern brick building. "After the very complex substructure work, because of the property's location bordered by water on several sides, the planning of and work on the bridging structure for the urban balcony represented a further challenge for planners and executing firms," says Andreas Dimke, project manager for WITTE Projektmanagement Hamburg. The very demanding steel construction was completed in July 2015. "The support structure was designed in such a way that the entire bridge can support itself. The open window onto the water will be a highlight for employees and visitors." But that is not all: the building will also feature a boat dock at the Brooktorhafen harbour, with a lift and direct access from the water level to the ground floor.

Objective: as many contracts as possible to companies in the region
The construction, quality and efficiency processes are controlled and directed by WITTE Projektmanagement in very close cooperation and partnership with the client. The architectural services were provided by Gewers & Pudewill GPAI GmbH, Berlin. "With this construction project, it was and is important to us is that as many contracts as possible be awarded to companies from the region, from Germany's north," explains Jörg Neetzke, head of Asset Management at Marquard & Bahls. The next milestone is the completion of the brick façade with an extraordinary design, which must be tailored to the building precisely without being cut. The fitout has already begun. HafenCity Ecolabel Gold certification is planned.

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