Big Names on the Block, Big Employers Nearby
More than 16,000 people will work in Europacity in future – a striking figure. Some have already moved in: Oil group Total moved into its German headquarters to Tour Total on the southern end of Europacity in 2012. Energy transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission has been located directly opposite since 2016, and KPMG moved into premises just a minute down the road in 2018. A particularly sizeable employer is moving directly into Quartier Heidestrasse itself – software giant SAP. 50Hertz will also be leasing offices in the QH Core.
But even outside Europacity, major companies and institutions can be found in the immediate vicinity of Quartier Heidestrasse – such as Bayer Schering, another DAX-listed company that is just a stone’s throw away. Along with the German Federal Armed Forces Hospital, the Federal Ministry of Economics is also very easy to reach thanks to the newly built bridge over the Berlin-Spandau shipping canal. The Charité Hospital is also nearby, with its campus located directly southeast of Europacity. The Federal Ministry of the Interior, built in 2014, located south-west of the main railway station, forms the western end of the government quarter along with the Chancellery and Reichstag. You couldn’t be closer to the German parliament and the various federal ministries.
Open Spaces and Green Places
Many residents of Quartier Heidestrasse will come to enjoy an evening tour through the neighbourhood, with its green paths and passages, and its many sitting areas and spacious squares will simply be part of the experience – whether going for a leisurely stroll or fitness-boosting jog. The newly improved waterside esplanade alongside the Berlin-Spandau canal is especially good for an evening jog. Those who want to escape a little from Berlin and its hectic life can retreat to the neighbourhood’s green inner courtyards, which are designed to contrast with the stone of urban spaces. There, away from the city noise and well hidden between lush greenery, you will find quiet corners for reading or listening to music, as these delightful courtyards are only accessible to the residents and their guests. These offer a wonderful way to relax.
Green open spaces – another aspect to Quartier Heidestrasse. Stroll through the lively square with its restaurants, cafés and bars, sit quietly under shady trees at Nord hafenplatz and catch up on your messages on your tablet, or retire with a book to one of the many inner courtyards: Everyone has different ideas about how they like to recharge their batteries. And that’s why Quartier Heidestrasse offers a suitable mix of activity and tranquillity for each of its residents. This allows everyone to find their favourite place, whether that’s in the centre of things, or in a secluded corner for some precious respite.