The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), owner of the Speicherstadt district, is creating new artists’ studios, workshops and workspaces in Warehouse M28 across eight floors totalling 5,300 square metres, a press release said Friday (February 27). HHLA Immobilien will be responsible for renovating the warehouse and implementing the concept. The spaces will probably be available to lease from November 2017. Klaus Hadaschik, Manager of HHLA Immobilien, said: “The best way to protect the landmarked buildings of the Speicherstadt historical warehouse district in the long term is to actively use their 300,000 square metres of space. We are working with great enthusiasm and creativity to further develop this unique district so that it is preserved for future generations. The new tenants are an ideal fit for our concept of diversity.”
Concept for developing historic Speicherstadt
Artists and people in the creative industries will find space in over 10,000 square metres in the Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and at affordable prices as stipulated by the concept for the historic area. Warehouse M28 marks the first stage of the plans.
Creative people across various fields can now apply to become tenants of Am Sandtorkai 27/28, which has been advertised by the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, the Cultural Authority and the Ateliers für die Kunst (AfdK) association. Applicants can apply to rent an entire floor or parts of it. As only entire floors are being leased out, tenants can form user groups to meet the requirements.
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