Tempelhofer Hafen in Berlin

Realisation of a shopping and services centre originally constructed as part of a residential area in the old “Industriehafen” in Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. The converted warehouse – now the shopping centre – is a listed historic building, and the property as a whole is likewise protected as a historic monument. The successful procurement of building approval thus required particular consideration to preserving the historic character. For example, the original dockside cranes were retained, along with many other historic features. With its waterway connections to the Spee River and the Havel, Tempelhofer Hafen has the unique distinction of being Berlin’s first shopping centre accessible by boat.

Property type: Shopping and services centre (including medical practices)
Owner/developer: Joint venture between HLG and IKB Projektentwicklung
Construction start: 2007
Completion: 2009
Investment volume: EUR 100 million
Parcel size: 45,000 sq.m., of which one third is on water
Total leasable space: 30,000 sq.m.
Retail space: 20,000 sq.m.
Number of shops and restaurants: 70, supplementing by surrounding restaurants and special events in the water area
Retail tenant examples: H&M, dm-drogerie markt, Edeka, Media Markt, Douglas
Parking spaces: 590 for cars, plus docking capacity for 40 boats and river ships
Project partners: IKB Deutsche Industriebank
Services provided by HLG: Purchase, procurement of building approval and leasing