Signal Effect for Airport Region: Marketing of BBI Business Park Berlin a Resounding Success18.01.2008
Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, underlines the signal effect of the British investment in the investment, saying, “In the BBI Business Park Berlin, Berlin Airports is developing a highly attractive commercial site that is directly linked to the apron of the Capital City Airport BBI. The investment made here by SEGRO, a highly respected company, shows just how attractive these premises are. We intend to continue establishing the airport as a top investment location in the capital. The Business Park is an ideal site for modern service providers, industrial operations and for international logistics companies.”
Construction to begin in mid-2008
Harald Wolf, Senator for Economics, Technology and Women’s Affairs, welcomes that Berlin Airports’ intensive efforts have culminated in the sale of a third of the BBI Business Park Berlin to the British development group SEGRO. The Senate for Economy, Technology and Women’s Affairs, which will also provide the Treptow-Köpenick district responsible for the external infrastructural development of the BBI Business Park with so-called GA-Mittel (joint task funds) for infrastructural development, is jointly involved with the Brandenburg Ministry for Economy in the development of the area surrounding the airport.
Investors show great interest
The Business Park is the largest single industrial and commercial park in Berlin adjacent to the new Capital City Airport BBI. The area, which has a large proportion of green areas, offers tailor-made, fully developed lots grouped together on a single site for companies of all kinds – from start-ups to back-office facilities, from regional distribution centres to global production companies.
First-class traffic links
The second business space Berlin Airports is currently developing is its own shopping and office complex, the BBI Airport City, right on the doorstep of the BBI terminal. BBI Airport City will provide shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, conference centres and multi-storey car parks for passengers and airport visitors alike. On an area totalling 16 hectares, investors can put up buildings of six to seven storeys on variable lots along a central plaza. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2009/2010.