With the completion of the construction project, the western city center is coming back to life, as the project replaces the former Deerberg department store with a modern and diverse business district that will once again attract customers to the city center in difficult economic times. Many new tenants complement the range of brands provided in the business center, and the anchor tenant Marktkauf from the Edeka Group now operates the most modern consumer market in the region.
The winding road to realization
As early as 2006, HBB held initial talks on the possible new use of the site. Eventually, HBB was able to convince the city with its new project idea in 2017. The necessary planning and approval phase was followed by demolition and subsequent building construction in 2020. Moß from Lingen, Germany was responsible for the demolition, while List Bau from Nordhorn, Germany carried out the building construction.
The Shopping district strengthens the city center
The Westertor shopping district replaces the municipal parking garage and the former Deerberg department store between the pedestrian zone and the bus station. HBB took advantage of the excellent location and traffic connections in the city center to develop a modern retail property in Lübbecke. This will strengthen the city center and close existing supply gaps.
Many, new offerings in the center
The tenant mix of the new complex offers space for several large tenants. With its MARKTKAUF concept, EDEKA Minden-Hannover will present itself as a modern, full-range retailer with spacious service counters for meat, sausage, fish, cheese and baked goods. The drugstore retailer Rossmann is repositioning itself in the city center with a significantly larger store. The small department store operator SB-Lüning from Rietberg also possesses a special offer, meaning that it will be taking over the place the former Deerberg department store had with its contemporary concept.
The project, with an investment volume of over EUR 20 million, comprises just under 7,000 sq m of rental space with nine tenants on two retail levels and direct access to 140 public and ground-level parking spaces.
The Managing Director of HBB, Harald Ortner, has said: “The fact that we have completed this project on time, with such quality despite the circumstances is something we as HBB can be proud of. Our special thanks also go to all our project partners, first and foremost to the city of Lübbecke, which has always supported the project in a cooperative manner, but also to the architectural firm RKW+, the construction company List Bau and all the others.”