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HBB is developing the Husemann Karree business district in downtown Bochum. /// CGI credit: HBB
HBB is developing the Husemann Karree business district in downtown Bochum. /// CGI credit: HBB

HBB to start the first construction phases of the Bochum business district before the end of the year

HBB will open parts of the business district at Husemannplatz in downtown Bochum this year. Three multi-story buildings will house a wide range of uses including shopping, restaurants, offices, a hotel and fitness facilities. The rental space amounts to 37,500 sq m plus a two-story underground parking garage.

In the future, the business district will be known as Husemann Karree, inviting employees, visitors and customers to work and linger. The change of names is due to the numerous existing and planned projects on Viktoriastrasse, which have led to frequent confusion of names. For example, the city’s House of Knowledge is being built in the immediate vicinity, but will not be completed for several years. The new name is intended to emphasize the central location of Husemannplatz and the pedestrian zone.

“With our project, we see ourselves as an integral part of the city center at Husemannplatz and the prime location of Kortumstrasse. That’s why we want to use the new name to highlight the outstanding location of our project”, comments Harald Ortner, Managing Director of HBB. Husemannplatz is currently being completely redesigned by the city and is set to become the city’s new flagship.

New opening date

The originally earlier planned opening date had to be postponed due to numerous supply bottlenecks, particularly in the area of security technology. However, owing to all those involved in the construction, all problems have now been resolved, so that the tenants in the first two building sections will be able to open or move into their new offices before the end of this year. The third section will be completed by the middle of next year.

A business quarter with new major tenants

The new stores for retail, services and gastronomy will usefully complement the existing inner-city offerings. These include REWE, OLYMP & HADES, L’Osteria, Miviko with a food court and a mix of different gastronomic offerings, as well as a hair salon.

Bochum residents can also look forward to a major department store concept. Woolworth will open with its current large-format concept, offering all of the company’s product ranges in full, on just under 2,700 sq m of leasable space, replacing Decathlon. Woolworth is a very successful department store operator and offers a wide range of items for everyday needs.

These include, for example, home textiles, household articles, fashion for women, men and children, decorative and drugstore articles, stationery and haberdashery as well as a colorful selection of gift articles.


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