The Brühl (literally a “marshland”!) has a rich history since the Middle Ages – once the administrative seat of the Archbishop of Mainz with the “Mainzer Hof”, later the seat of a large rifle factory, typewriters and microelectronics products were produced here from the interwar period until the fall of the Wall. From 1992 onwards, the brownfield site, with its considerable size and central location, presented a great challenge, as well as a forward-looking opportunity. The task was to prepare the ground for new purposes through planning, clean-up, development and commercial exploitation – an undertaking that required a holistic approach and staying power.
Sabine Wosche Managing Director of LEG
“Our company made a clear commitment to the Brühl site back in the late nineties by combining all LEG corporate units in one building ensemble here. We built our own company kindergarten in Brühl, most of which is also available to partner companies. Close cooperation with the state, Erfurt city council and private investors was crucial to the success of the Brühl project as a whole. Today, the area presents itself as a lively neighbourhood that enriches the state capital!”
The construction of the Erfurt Theatre in the middle of the area at the end of the nineties was a pioneering turning point for the development of the location. This was followed by the construction of a hotel, a medical centre, various modern office buildings and various senior citizens' centres. Attractive residential offers were created by the residential park on Rudolfstraße, the “Barbarossahof” and facilities in the central and southern parts of the area. Former administrative buildings became the “Technical Town Hall”. A large area of wasteland was thus transformed into a frequented urban district. The project will be completed shortly with the completion of the construction activities at Gothaer Platz.