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Michel Knepper (Grossfeld), Flavio Becca (Promobe) and Serge Estgen (Promobe) continue developing the capital's new district.
Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne
300,000m² of buildings have already sprung from the land at Cloche d'Or, but Michel Knepper and Flavio Becca hope to be able to finish the development by 2025, perhaps 2030. By then, 200 properties will be ready to be snapped up by buyers.
While 95% of the 250 apartments in the Zenith towers have been sold, Promobe and Extensa still have property in the pipeline, they explained Thursday morning. Real estate developers active in the Cloche d'Or district have kicked off the "Move Property Expo", their commercial real estate fair which is held until 17 October in the Cloche d'Or shopping centre.
Buyers in the market can discover some 200 properties, including in the second phase of the district’s development, but also a series of new projects located in Bertrange, Dudelange, Fingig and Strassen. "Bridel, Hesperange and Howald are coming," said Becca, Promobe’s managing director.
The Cloche d'Or district is known for its office buildings and shopping centre. With regards to residential property, it should accommodate 25,000 inhabitants as of 2025.
The Weierbach residential zones with 805 flats are on the horizon for June 2023 and are situated on both sides of Boulevard de Kockelscheuer. These include three towers which will be located in front of the Deloitte headquarters.
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With regards to mobility, the district expects the P+R Stade carpark for December 2021 before the arrival of the tram, scheduled for 2023. “I would say that it is feasible with the goodwill of everyone, the responsible ministries and us,” Becca said.
Knepper, Grossfeld’s director of operations, added a reminder that the underground infrastructure for the Cloche d’Or tram has already been installed. "With the infrastructure site where we had opened the road, the rails could have been laid, but Luxtram was not ready," he said.
This did not rule out the construction of other buildings at a later date, in particular on Boulevard de Kockelscheuer on the side of the ecological corridor linking the water tower to the future Parc de Gasperich.
In total, the district should have 600,000m² of building construction. “There is still 300,000m² to build,” Becca added. The cranes are not ready to leave the site, while next deliveries include the health ministry in November 2021, Intesa Sanpaolo for the following month before Regus in January 2022 and the Darwin building in June 2022.
Finally, it should be noted that the Move Property Expo trade fair is held in parallel with the Home & Living Expo, which kicks off on Saturday at Luxexpo.
This article originally appeared in French on Paperjam.lu and has been translated and edited for Delano.