In the context of the urban development programme to move upstream along the Bille and Elbe rivers (‘Stromaufwärts an Bille und Elbe’) Hamburg’s Rothenburgsort district has been a focus of planning and one of the city’s most up and coming locations for quite some time. The ‘Billdeich’ project at Billhorner Deich 94-96, directly opposite the S-Bahn train station “Rothenburgsort” will form the attractive gateway to the district. The new-build offers 6,930 m² of office space and will serve both as Medizinischer Dienst Nord’s consulting and assessment centre (BBZ) and as their new headquarters. The move will affect some 300 employees. The Medizinischer Dienst Nord is responsible for giving advice and offering assessments in relation to benefits provided by the health and social or nursing care insurance schemes in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The offices in Schleswig-Holstein will not be moving. Grossmann & Berger, a member of German Property Partners (GPP), brokered the rental agreement in its capacity as exclusive lead broker for the owner, a Newport Holding real estate company.
Modern workplaces: flexible floor-plans, spaces that can be sub-divided
Since 1998 the Medizinischer Dienst Nord has occupied offices in one of the high-rise buildings at Berliner Tor, at the start of Hammerbrookstrasse. The move is necessitated by plans to completely redesign the Berliner Tor area. Thanks to attractive conditions at the new location, this corporation under public law can continue to spend funds collected from members of the statutory health and social or nursing care insurance schemes economically. Four storeys in the new-build offer individual offices, team spaces and multi-functional workspaces to suit requirements. The space can be divided up in many ways and, if less space should be required later, divided so that part can be let to another tenant.
New location: ideal transport links, set for the future
The planned ‘Billdeich’ office and commercial development is right on the edge of the ‘Billebogen’ urban development area. There is already one building on this site - which is directly linked with the public transport system via the “Rothenburgsort” S-Bahn train station – as well as a refurbished office and commercial block. These premises are used by the Hamburg Fire Service’s head office and the facilities service provider Kötter Services. It is planned that small artisan companies take space on the lower floors of the ‘Billdeich’, the four floors above these will be reserved for the offices of the Medizinischer Dienst. The building consists of 4 blocks joined to form an E with three interior garden courtyards and roof terraces on the set-back floors. Plans include an underground garage, a bicycle park and a charging station for e-vehicles. Completion is scheduled for the middle of 2023.