TechnoCampus in Siemensstadt fills up

Berlin. The German headquarters of the grocery discounter Netto, part of the Danish Salling Group, and the pharmaceutical company CRS will move their current locations to the TechnoCampus in Siemensstadt next year. Currently, TechnoCampus Berlin is still being developed on the site of the former Wernerwerk XV at Siemensdamm 58 — 65. Main owner Axa IM Alts succeeded in landing two tenants for one of the two new building sections of the TechnoCampus: Clinical Research Services (CRS) and the German headquarters of the Danish Netto chain with the Scottish Terrier in the yellow and black logo.
Both new tenants will move into the so-called Bauteil F, a rectangular building with three to seven floors. Netto plans to relocate its current German headquarters in Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, to Berlin by the end of 2023. The company will move into the upper floors in the new building and use a total of 3,400 sqm of office space. The administrative units from Wustermark in Brandenburg will also be moved to the future Berlin location. Netto’s logistics locations in Wustermark and Stavenhagen will remain in place.

CRS is already located in the capital and is merely moving from Sellerstraße in Wedding to the TechnoCampus in the Spandau district of Siemensstadt. The research-based pharmaceutical company is moving into the remaining 2,400 sqm in Building F and has rented offices and laboratory space on Siemensdamm. According to Axa IM Alts, a lease agreement with a term of 15 years was concluded.

Axa IM Alts, the real estate asset manager of the insurance group Axa, had acquired the majority stake in the company Caleus TechnoCampus in 2018. Caleus continues to hold a minority stake in the company. The partners began expanding the TechnoCampus last year. After completion of the two new buildings, which comprise about 20,000 sqm of rental space, the campus will have about 63,000 sqm of total rental space spread over three building sections.

The designs for the extension buildings come from the Berlin architectural firm TCHOBAN VOSS. The centrepiece of today's TechnoCampus is the historic building of the former Wernerwerk XV. Built in the 1920s, the structure with its red clinker facade used to belong to the Siemens factories that gave the district its name. The multi-winged building has been brought up to the state of the art and offers flexibly divisible space. Tenants include Lufthansa Systems, VHV Versicherung and Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund. The latter moved into 14,000 sqm of office space in the prestigious old building on Siemensdamm in northwest Berlin only last year.