Altstadt-Centrum in Herford

Revitalisation of a long-vacant Kaufhof department store in the city centre of Herford, midway between Hannover and Dortmund, and expansion of the property to add new usage types. Several earlier project concepts had failed before they could even start because the existing property was not directly in an “A” location, i.e. not adjacent to a prime shopping street. HLG was able to persuade city officials and the city council to invest some three million euros in the project. This sum was used to acquire two adjacent “A” parcels, where the existing structures were demolished, creating the space for a beautiful new town square – and enabling the successful redevelopment of the old and faded Kaufhof into Herford’s new Altstadt-Centrum.

Property type: Mixed-use – retail, office and residential
Owner/developer: Joint venture between HLG and Amandla International
Construction start: 2016
Completion: 2018
Total investment including revitalisation: EUR 22 million
Land parcel size: 4,500 sq.m.
Total leasable space: approx. 7,950 sq.m
Retail space: 5,500 sq.m
Number of shops and restaurants: 10
Retail tenant examples: C&A, Rossmann, CCC Shoes, Fitnessclub
Other usage: Office space, residential space
Parking spaces: 72
Project partner: Pfeiffer · Ellermann · Preckel I Architects and Urban Planners