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FORE chooses Ed. Züblin AG as general contractor for its Geisberg Berlin residential project

Press Release   •   Jan 11, 2016 09:19 GMT

Geisberg Berlin is a community living project on the site of a historically listed post and telegraph office in Berlin’s Schöneberg district (Source: http://geisberg-berlin.de/)

On 8 January 2016, FORE Partnership and Ed. Züblin AG signed the general contractor agreement for the execution of works on Geisberg Berlin. The site installations will now be mobilised without delay. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

Geisberg Berlin is a community living project on the site of a historically listed post and telegraph office in Berlin’s Schöneberg district. The building will house 128 owner-occupied flats, five work/live lofts and two retail units, based on a design by the architectural firm Ortner & Ortner Baukunst. With Geisberg Berlin, project partners FORE Partnership (investor) and COPRO Projektentwicklung GmbH (developer) are breathing new life into the historical building, which will unite historical qualities, modern architecture and a new approach to sustainability.

“We are convinced that Ed. Züblin AG, a company with great renown, will deliver a building of exemplary quality,” says Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner of FORE Partnership. “We look forward to working together as equal partners with all project participants.”

“Geisberg Berlin is a unique project with unique challenges given its status as a historical monument. We are proud to be able to contribute our expertise to this project,” remarks Till Ackers, Senior Site Manager at Ed. Züblin AG.

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 15,000 employees and, with an annual output of over € 3 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include rehabilitation and new construction works at Charité Hospital or Upper West in Berlin as well as the second section of the Jena University Hospital. The conversion and revitalisation of Fehrbelliner Höfe in Berlin was also realised by Züblin.

More information:www.geisberg-berlin.de

STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Our services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. We create added value for our clients by our specialised entities integrating the most diverse services and assuming responsibility for them. We bring together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realise even complex construction projects – on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price. The hard work and dedication of our 73,000 employees allow us to generate an annual output volume of about € 14 billion. At the same time, a dense network of numerous subsidiaries in many European countries and, increasingly, on other continents is helping to expand our area of operation far beyond the borders of Austria and Germany. More information is available at www.strabag.com.

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of over € 3 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and is the number one in the German building construction and civil engineering segment. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for more than 15 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, Messehalle 12 in Frankfurt and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at www.zueblin.de

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