Almost two and a half years after construction began in July 2015, the employees of Baden-Württemberg's largest independent financial services provider started working at modern, sustainable workplaces at the beginning of 2018. They will be accommodated in two new office buildings including a computer center with 32,000 square meters of gross floor space on the former parking lot of the W&W Group. The first campus section of the new corporate headquarters will be supplemented by two new multi-storey car parks with a total of around 880 parking spaces for cars and 110 for bicycles.
Transparent working environment with residential character
W&W AG commissioned the Max Bögl group of companies in a joint venture with the construction companies WOLFF & MÜLLER and GWI with the turnkey construction of the new office buildings and the construction of the facade cladding for the multi-storey car parks and outdoor facilities. The façade made of 650,000 clinker bricks is characteristic of the approximately 28 metre high, room-high glazed office buildings. The interior of the six- and seven-storey new buildings is also of the highest architectural concrete quality. The two multi-storey car parks with their almost 7,000 square metres of prefabricated façades were constructed using prefabricated construction methods. The shell of the computer centre housed in the basement of the eastern office building was handed over to general contractor IBM on schedule in August 2016 and was ready for occupation with all computers by mid-2017.
Seven office buildings in two construction phases
Now that the first construction phase has been completed, demolition of the old buildings on the W&W Kornwestheim site is to begin this year and construction of the buildings in the second phase will begin in spring 2019. By 2023, this will provide a total of five further office buildings with 2,800 workplaces - based on the standard floor plans of the campus building units according to plans by the architecture firm Ortner & Ortner Baukunst. Then the buildings, loosened up by squares, staircases and terraces, will be grouped around a broad main axis with their own inner courtyards, to which communal facilities such as the central company restaurant, training and meeting rooms, sports and medical areas as well as a conference centre will be connected.