Retail Park, Würzburg (Germany)
This retail park is located right off the autobahn exit Würzburg-Estenfeld. A total of 20,000 square meters is leased to a large Hornbach Baumarkt (home improvement center), a discount food retailer and a Telekom Business Center.
The planning phase for this project was very complicated and took three years to complete. One reason was that the area was divided into many individual lots all under separate ownership. By the time construction was ready to begin, it was suspected that the plots were inhabited by a protected species of field hamsters which would have to be relocated before construction could begin. Federal state grants were requested for financing the access routes as the City of Würzburg did not have an approved budget. Finally, in December 2004, building began and the project, including access routes and leasing of the commercial space, was completed within nine months’ time.