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ZÜBLIN starts construction on Elbterrassen III housing project in Geesthacht

Press release   •   Nov 27, 2020 13:55 CET

left to right.: Markus Prang (WoGee), Marko Lohmann (Bergedorf Bille), Olaf Schulze (Mayor), Andreas Tönjes (Sparda), Peter Junge (Head of building authority), Olaf Dose (ZÜBLIN). (Copyright: Ed. Züblin AG)
  • New development with six buildings and 136 apartments on the banks of the river Elbe near Hamburg
  • € 39 million construction project to complement predecessor projects Elbterrassen I and II
  • Completion scheduled for early 2023

All good things come in threes: With the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for the Elbterrassen III residential construction project in Geesthacht, the project participants and Mayor Olaf Schulze today gave the official starting signal for the construction project on the banks of the river Elbe east of Hamburg. ZÜBLIN Subdivision North is realising the new building complex with 136 apartments spread over six four- to seven-storey flat-roof buildings on a site covering approximately 7,600 m². The project is being developed under the leadership of ZÜBLIN Business Unit Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein in the immediate vicinity of Elbterrassen I and II within a project schedule of 27 months. Elbterrassen III has a contract value of approx. € 39 million.

In-house project development by ZÜBLIN Subdivision North

As was the case with the two preceding projects, all of which form part of the urban development at Westhafen in Geesthacht, ZÜBLIN Subdivision North also developed Elbterrassen III itself, from planning and design to construction, and has already sold most of the project to partners. The project can therefore be divided into the following three areas:

Directly adjacent to the neighbouring Elbterrassen II project, a four-storey flat-roof structure is being built streetside with 35 publicly subsidized apartments that have been purchased by Wohnraumentwicklung Geesthacht GmbH & Co. KG (WoGee) for rental at a later date.

Three new buildings with four to five storeys each and a total of 48 apartments were acquired by Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft Bergedorf-Bille eG for future subletting. A special feature here are the four shared units, each of which enables 3 to 4 residents to share their living space while enjoying generously sized private areas.

A seven-storey building directly on the banks of the Elbe and a five-storey building behind it offers a total of 53 owner-occupied flats being marketed by Sparda Immobilien GmbH on behalf of ZÜBLIN.

The entire new complex is connected by a single underground car park. The exterior appearance of the buildings is defined by high-quality faced brickwork façades and attractively designed outdoor areas. Most of the apartments offer a view of the river Elbe.

Elbterrassen II to be completed earlier than planned

ZÜBLIN Subdivision North successfully completed its first in-house development in Geesthacht, Elbterrassen I, with 97 residential units in mid-2018. The construction of the neighbouring Elbterrassen II complex, with seven buildings and 244 apartments has been underway since January 2019. According to estimates by the project team, the second project will probably be completed and ready for handover by the middle of next year – several months earlier than planned (Q4/21). 

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 15,000 employees and, with an annual output of more than € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and today is STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to construction logistics, structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for more than 25 years. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include EDGE East Side Berlin, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway, and the Boyneburg Tunnel on the A44 motorway. More information is available at

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