Ground-breaking ceremony for monopol491

Construction work began in February 2022 on the former site of the Federal Monopoly Administration for Spirits, now called monopol491, on Äußere Sulzbacher Straße. Following a decision by the city council, wbg Urbanes Wohnen St. Jobst GmbH (a subsidiary of wbg Nürnberg GmbH Immobilienunternehmen) acquired the 25,000 m² site from the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben (Institute for Federal Real Estate) and is now gradually building on it.

In the first construction phase, around 180 rental flats with 2 to 4 rooms, which are subsidised according to the guidelines of the income-oriented subsidy of the Free State of Bavaria, and various commercial units will be built in the north-eastern part on Äußere Sulzbacher Straße.

Once again, the partly modular floor plans of the rental flats, which were developed by the Architecture & Urban Development department of wbg Nürnberg in cooperation with the Nuremberg architectural office Grabow & Zech will be used. The buildings will be built in a solid construction by the Nuremberg division of Ed. Züblin AG, which will act as general contractor. Completion is currently scheduled for the end of 2024.

In the next construction phase, the existing building will be upgraded. The utilisation concept is still in the development phase. Interested artists and tradespeople are welcome to call 0911/8004-204 to enquire about the intended multifunctional use.

In the construction phases to follow, another 250 to 300 rental units will be built on the south-eastern part starting in 2025.

Due to the development of the large area and the cooperation with the company Aldi SE Adelsdorf, another 56 residential units and a new discount store with a bakery shop will be built on their neighbouring property over the next few years.

“I am very grateful to the wbg Group for carrying out an exemplary district development project together with the citizens and for creating such an urban ensemble. This is how I see urban development in the best possible sense: We have created a space for many new flats and are integrating two underused neighbouring areas in an exemplary manner, preserving a piece of the city’s history and designing a modern and sustainable residential quarter”, the chairman of the supervisory boards of the wbg Group, Lord Mayor Marcus König, is pleased to say on the occasion of the ground-breaking ceremony.

“The acquisition of the properties, the participatory project development and the demolition of the existing buildings of the former Federal Monopoly Administration for Spirits were challenges that we mastered. Now we have to master the constructional realisation in the same way, especially in view of the current global situation and the resulting impacts on the domestic building industry. We look to the future with a sense of hope and look forward to the new living spaces that will be created”, explains wbg Managing Director Ralf Schekira on the same occasion.

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