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Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, Luv & Lee /// credit: rock & stars, URW
Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, Luv & Lee /// credit: rock & stars, URW

Hamburg-Based Management Consultancy WAYES Moves Its Headquarters To Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier

Following the recent addition of 12 new tenants that will further differentiate the retail and lifestyle destination’s offering, the letting of office space at Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier also continues to progress successfully. The Hamburg-based management consultancy WAYES, which focuses on restructuring, litigation, transactions, planning, interim management and tax consultancy, and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) have signed a long-term office lease agreement.

WAYES will move into an area of 1,500 sq m on the top two floors, the 12th and 13th floors, of the “Luv” building. The handover of the new office space to WAYES is planned for spring 2025. In addition to the almost fully let office buildings Lee (10,500 sq m) and The Yard (8,000 sq m), letting is also progressing in the Luv building.

WAYES is an independent management consultancy specializing in the key issues, faced by medium-sized businesses. The company is represented in Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Hanover and Oldenburg. Its clients include well-known owner-managed and listed companies that are shown ways out of a transformation phase.

“The investment in modern and larger office space is an investment in the future – we are continuing to grow and naturally want to honour this,” share Stefan Wechsung, Konrad Martin and Falk Schnurbusch, Hamburg partners at WAYES. “The urban environment of HafenCity, where change is constant, is exactly the right address for us. Here we can not only continue our growth trajectory, but also attract new talent and develop innovative ideas that will take us forward.”

“The exceptional location of the offices at Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, directly on river Elbe with excellent public transport connections and the immediate vicinity of retail, dining and leisure facilities makes it an ideal place to bring teams together,” says Jakub Skwarlo, Chief Operating Officer Central Europe at URW. “We are delighted that WAYES, a Hamburg-based company, has chosen the Luv office building as its new headquarter. The quality and sustainability of the architecture will support the development of the company.”

Luv & Lee: Inspiring Environment For The Working World Of Tomorrow

Designed as an inspiring workplace, the 19,650 sq m Luv & Lee towers on the waterfront offer state-of-the-art features. There is direct, glass-roofed access to the metro. The architecture creates connections and enables a higher level of communication and teamwork. In addition, the Luv & Lee buildings welcome public restaurants, including the Pesca fish restaurant in the Luv building. The architecture for the office towers is by UNStudio, an internationally oriented architecture and design firm based in Amsterdam.

Sustainability And Urban Regeneration

Surrounded by water on two sides, with a direct view of the river Elbe and a unique waterfront promenade, Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier establishes a new form of living, working and recreation for the city. The Grand Opening, which will focus on the opening of the retail, dining and entertainment areas, is scheduled for October 17.

Built on the site of a former gas factory, the project was conceived and realised with a clear focus on sustainability, both during construction and in its upcoming operations. Among many features, construction at the site included the remediation of almost 1 million tonnes of polluted soil, 90% of the cement used was low carbon, which saved 23,800 tonnes of CO2, and it is estimated that the project avoids the artificialisation of around 8,000 m² of natural and agricultural land.

All buildings in the quartier will receive the BREEAM Communities and BREEAM New Construction Excellent certificates. German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) awarded the project with the DGNB pre-certificate for sustainable building sites and some of the office building projects will receive the DGNB Gold designation.

The quartier is optimally integrated into local infrastructure with its own metro station, bus lines and plentiful mobility services.


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