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Project description

In 2018, WBG Urbanes Wohnen St. Jobst GmbH acquired the land of the former brandy monopoly from the Institute for Federal Real Estate (Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben, or BImA). In a workshop process, several planning offices simultaneously developed the basis for an urban development framework plan. In 2020, the existing building was demolished and the existing track and technical facilities were dismantled.

In 2021, excavation and shoring with the substructure of the new access road was carried out in addition to implementing the transformer and gas station.

Construction work for the 2nd and 3rd construction phase started in 2022. The publicly subsidised flats should be ready for occupancy in 2025. This will be followed by the other construction phases.
As of today, the construction of a total of around 500 rental flats is planned. Of these, 180 publicly subsidised residential units are planned, which will be built as standardised houses. An ideas and realisation competition was held in 2021 for the privately financed residential units. The winner was announced on 6 March 2021.

In the interest of district development, a children’s facility and commercial units are planned, among other things. Spaces for artists are to be created, primarily in the existing buildings.

Two plots of land on the northern and south-eastern edges of the site will also be included in the district development. On the northern edge is a plot belonging to the Aldi company. This company is planning a new building that will continue to house an Aldi supermarket on the ground floor and an addition of around 60 residential units on the upper floors.

The plot at the south-eastern end (currently a car dealer) is part of the planning of the area. wbg plans to build another 40 or so residential units here.


Only about 5 kilometres to the north-east of the city centre is a plot of land of about 25,000 m² that was formerly used for commercial purposes. The area has excellent public transport connections via the Ostbahnhof railway station. Both tram and bus stops are in the immediate vicinity.


Residential units


Privately financed

      about 500


      about 320

Total gross area

25,000 m²

Living space

in planning

Commercial units

in planning

Commercial space

   1,487 m²

Total costs

in planning

Building owner

WBG Urbanes Wohnen St. Jobst, Nuremberg

Urban development framework planning


Project management

wbg Nürnberg GmbH, Nuremberg

Energy concept

Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Munich

Institut für Energietechnik ifE GmbH, Amberg

Fire protection planning

Stefan Teucke Ingenieurbüro, Nuremberg

Construction phase 1

Start of construction


Completion of construction

End of 2024


Grabow+Hofman Architektenpartnerschaft BDA, Nuremberg

Muck Petzet Architekten, Munich

Open spaces

WLG Wollborn LandschaftsArchitekten GmbH, Nuremberg

Building services

Rennert Ingenieure, Hof

Load-bearing structure

Peter Schüßler Sperr Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen GmbH, Nuremberg

Building physics

Wolfgang Sorge Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik GmbH & Co, Nuremberg

Building ground

SINUS CONSULT GmbH, Neukirchen am Brand

BfB - Geschichte der Bundesmonopolverwaltung für Branntwein in Nürnberg-St. Jobst

This book is available from Sandberg Verlag and in bookshops (€14.80).

Webcam of the construction site

A webcam keeps track of the construction progress: Every hour, you can see the current picture of the construction site here.

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