VoltAir Berlin to become digital bank N26’s headquarters
- ABG Real Estate Group and its joint venture partner Felix Gädeke will let around of 17,300 sqm to Europe's market-leading digital bank
- VoltAir, one of Berlin’s most attractive and state-of-the art office complexes, achieves almost full occupancy even before completion
Berlin/Frankfurt, 20 January 2022 – ABG Real Estate Group, together with its joint venture partner Felix Gädeke, welcomes digital bank N26 as a new tenant to the VoltAir office and commercial building complex in Berlin’s Mitte district. The landmark property in the heart of Germany’s capital will become the new headquarters of Europe's market-leading digital bank. N26 will rent a total of around 17,300 sqm of office space on a long-term basis and is scheduled to move in at the end of 2022. Thus, VoltAir Berlin achieves almost full occupancy even before its completion
With Seven Senders, BIT Capital and TomTom, three renowned companies have now recently secured space in one of Berlin’s most attractive and state-of-the art office complexes, renting a total of around 10,000 sqm of office space. The VoltAir property is situated in the highly developed business environment of Berlin Mitte (bordering Alexanderstrasse, Voltairestrasse, and Dircksenstrasse), which is rapidly growing in stature in terms of the city's economy. The unique and striking new building marks another important office location next to Alexanderplatz and the Mediaspree development. Total investment volume for the landmark property amounts to over €460 million; its completion is scheduled for mid-2022.
Ulrich Höller, Managing Partner at ABG Real Estate Group, stated: “With its state-of-the-art equipment and unique architecture, VoltAir will offer digital bank N26 a dynamic working environment in the heart of Berlin. That it has been let so quickly is a clear proof of the attractiveness of this landmark property.”
Felix Gädeke: “As a native Berliner, I am very happy to see that the city has become so attractive for future-oriented companies and their staff. Berlin’s economy, whose potential has been historically under-represented, is being revived whilst social and cultural diversity and performance are enriched and the authentic character of the city preserved. VoltAir has been designed to meet the requirements of tenants like these. It is great to share a roof with a company so valuable to Berlin as N26.”
Aengevelt Immobilien acted as real estate agent.
Covering an area of 6,500 sqm, VoltAir is a landmark property with five separate entrances and two imposing lobbies that open out onto the spacious, verdant inner courtyard. The ground floor offers around 3,000 sqm of rental space for retailers, food outlets and restaurants while the seven upper floors provide around 27,000 sqm of office and commercial space. The interior's open-plan loft-style design, with its exposed concrete surfaces and technical installations, offers huge scope in terms of architectural flexibility. Numerous balconies and terraces, covering an area of over 2,000 sqm, wrap around the outer and inner courtyard facades. Three roof terraces, each with an area of 100 sqm, provide impressive views of the surrounding area, adding an elegant finishing touch to the architecture. The underground car park provides parking space for more than 90 vehicles. A number of suburban railway and underground stations as well as bus stops can be easily reached within a radius of just 200 metres. 21,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,000 tonnes of steel were used in the construction of the complex.
Construction works started at the end of 2018 VoltAir has been awarded a LEED “Gold” pre-certificate and a WiredScore “Gold” certificate.