New FIEGE construction at Münster’s Hafen has been named and continues to take shape
Construction of the new office complex by the logistics company FIEGE at Münster’s Hafen district is rapidly advancing. Structural engineering work is already in full swing – and the name for the x-shaped edifice has also been chosen.
Room for new ideas: FIEGE’s new complex on the B Side of Münster’s Stadthafen district is steadily gaining height. The first two floors of the six-storey building have been completed. And even the name that will grace the x-shaped office complex in the future has also been chosen: a naming contest held at FIEGE produced X-Dock (spoken as cross dock) as the most favoured version from the many entries. FIEGE Real Estate is overseeing the building project which is scheduled for completion in early 2024.
Jens Fiege, chairman of the FIEGE Group, who together with his cousin, Felix Fiege is the fifth generation to manage the family business, says: “The mere anticipation regarding our new location at the Hafen district is growing by the day. By naming the building X-Dock, we are on the one hand embracing the building’s distinctive shape, while on the other honouring the historic importance of this setting as well as its fantastic location by the water.” Felix Fiege adds: “Our headquarters will of course remain at the Münster/ Osnabrück airport in Greven, but the X-Dock will be instrumental in helping us to uphold our growth course of the past years going forward, and successfully so. Additionally, it will open up further opportunities for us when vying for the best new talent and experts because of the appeal of this working environment right in the heart of Münster.”
The 150-year-old Greven-based family business will merge its business segments and digital units at the X-Dock which offers room for around 550 FIEGE employees. Moreover, multiple start-up spin-offs will be united under a single roof. Next to inviting and spacious office and conference rooms, the modern building includes an in-house catering offer set directly by the waterfront, a large area for staging workshops, a modern auditorium, an underground carpark with charging points for pedelecs as well as EVs plus a large rooftop terrace to the front of the roof overlooking the city. FIEGE will install a photovoltaic system on the facing side which will generate around 60,000 kilowatt hours annually.