By now, a construction crane has been erected on the site by the Lotsekanal and the ground plate of our new building has been largely completed. At the beginning of 2020 we will start building construction, which could already have reached the ground floor and the first floor by spring. The building is scheduled to be completed in the course of the year, and the building should be ready for moving-in in the second half of 2021.
In 2019, the sheet piling on the Lotse and Kaufhaus Kanal was extensively renovated. A public path along these waterways will be accessible after completion of the construction. The foundation was completed by mid-2019. 111 screw piles were driven into the ground to ensure a stable foundation for the eight-storey building.
The ceremonial laying of the foundation stone with greetings from the First Mayor of Hamburg, the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the President of the TU Hamburg and the architect of the building took place at the end of June 2019.
A total of €20 million has been budgeted for the project. Half of the new building and the initial equipment of the Fraunhofer CML will be financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).