In future, a building on the Frankfurt skyline (correspondingly named) will also point the way to the new urban neighbourhood at the Kulturcampus: the office tower being built on Robert-Meyer-Strasse was previously known as 99 West. As the Senckenbergturm, it will be a landmark of the newly developed neighbourhood that will be recognisable from afar. This has now been agreed by the property owner, the Frankfurt-based investor and asset manager NAS Invest, and the Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung foundation. Previously, the entire urban neighbourhood being built on the university campus was presented as the “Senckenberg-Quartier”.
Dr Kosta Schopow, Chairman of the Administration of the Dr Senckenbergische Stiftung explains: "The Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung was established over 250 years ago and is inextricably linked to the city of Frankfurt am Main. Senckenberg's historical role as a doctor and benefactor is today publicly commemorated in many places in the city. We are delighted that his name will now also become part of the well-known skyline of his hometown."
Steffen Ricken, CEO at NAS Invest, adds: "We are very proud that our building will bear the Senckenberg name and, in this way, fit into the overall philosophy of the neighbourhood. The property completes the ongoing development of the area with the integrated components of living, working, culture and leisure and is thus emblematic of the entire city of Frankfurt."
NAS acquired the property last year as a development project and part of the new neighbourhood. The Senckenbergturm is being built there, alongside the 140 West residential tower, 21 West office building and Frankfurt's largest children’s nursery. After completion, up to 2,500 people are expected to live and work in this modern urban neighbourhood.
Oliver Zimper, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at NAS Invest, explains: "This purchase marks the largest single transaction in the history of NAS, which of course also creates a special connection to this building for us. With the modern and high-quality office layout concepts, the striking façade designed by the renowned cyrus moser | architekten, and the planned BREEAM certification, we can offer around 27,000 sq m of rental space in one of Frankfurt's most prominent new urban neighbourhoods. The location is unique in Frankfurt from a mobility, work and life perspective."
Around 60% of the Senckenbergturm has already been pre-let to BNP Paribas Germany and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2021.
About the Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung:
For over 250 years, the Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung foundation has been active in the fields of medicine and research. Founded in 1748, the Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung was committed to improving healthcare and medical care for Frankfurt citizens from the very outset. The original seat of the foundation was an area of around three hectares at Eschenheimer Tor. Over the years, a library, a chemical laboratory, a greenhouse for medicinal herbs and the lecture theatre for anatomy were built there. From 1776, the site was used to train doctors. Three years later, a hospital, the Bürgerhospital, was established there. To this day, the Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung is committed to providing medical care for the citizens of Frankfurt and the region. It also promotes scientific research projects and institutions. It is a co-founder of Goethe University, which opened its doors in 1914, and into which several institutes initiated by the foundation have been incorporated. The foundation is also the patron of the Bürgerhospital Frankfurt.
Further information can be found at https://www.senckenbergische-stiftung.de