Langen, 26 April 2019. On “Liebigstraße”, north of Langen’s train station, things are happening: The project developer, “HBB Hanseatische Betreuungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft” from Hamburg is developing there a shopping and service centre with a mixed usage of retail, services and fitness. Over the space of 17,000 square metres will rise a two-storey newbuild and a neighbouring car park, as well as exterior parking lots. Harald Ortner, HBB’s Managing Director, explains the concept behind the project: “With this newbuild, we are giving local residents some brand new opportunities and showing that there is life in the district. By bundling various usage possibilities under one roof, a centre can be created within a short distance.” Plans by the project’s developers place great emphasis on a high quality of stay there. The general contractor, “LIST Bau Nordhorn” has been charged with the turnkey construction of the building complex. “The final works are running at full steam. Presumably, the newbuild can start to rise up into the air at the end of May”, according to Andreas Brockhaus, Managing Director for “LIST Bau Nordhorn”.
At the same time as the shopping and service centre is being created, so is a housing complex on a neighbouring plot. Mayor Frieder Gebhardt seems delighted by the prompt building of both projects: “The future shopping centre offers local residents and the prospective residents of the neighbouring housing complex a important local supply that can easily be reached on foot. The project makes a decisive difference to the development of the “Liebigstraße” housing complex and is a significant addition to our central service area – we look forward to this newbuild.” Opening is set for mid-2020.
The HBB group of companies with its head office in Hamburg has been active in the property sector for almost 50 years as an investor and project developer. Across Germany, a myriad of retailers, offices, hotels, senior citizen and other real estate has been built. HBB considers itself to be a specialised property investor with the ambition to create long-term value. Instead of maximising short-term profit, a focus of sustainability and compatibility has been laid upon the buildings. HBB is an owner-managed business and has access to a well-trained team of around 60 employees.