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FRANKLIN Mannheim: KREBS+KIEFER awarded professional services contract for construction site clearance, building logistics and safety management

<font color="#000000">The city of Mannheim, represented by the development company MWSP, will acquire the Benjamin Franklin Village, which has an area of around 144 hectares, from the Institute for Federal Real Estate. The area will be converted for civilian use in the years to come, with accommodation and commercial quarters.</font>

<font color="#000000">The city of Mannheim, represented by the development company MWSP, will acquire the Benjamin Franklin Village, which has an area of around 144 hectares, from the Institute for Federal Real Estate. The area will be converted for civilian use in the years to come, with accommodation and commercial quarters.</font>

<font color="#000000">In the course of this conversion, the next few years will see substantial demolition, reconstruction and new building work. The planned area is divided into 4 sections: the “Benjamin Franklin Village” in the central area, the “Sullivan Barracks” bordering it to the east, the “Funari Barracks” to the west and the “Columbus Quarter” to the south.</font>

<font color="#000000">In total, both aboveground and underground building stock is to be dismantled on a gross building area of around 380,000 m². The buildings to be demolished include residential buildings, public buildings, halls, sports facilities, supermarkets etc. Tests for contaminants have already been carried out; these are to be verified as part of the planning work.</font>

<font color="#000000">The construction site logistics will involve harmonising and coordinating the aforementioned demolition work with construction activities running in parallel for the infrastructure (such as road construction with supply and waste disposal pipelines) and the new building measures. This requires close collaboration with the site development planner, the “sectors” (public utility companies) and the different investors. The construction site logistics also needs to take into account temporary use of the area under development.</font>

<font color="#000000">KREBS+KIEFER came out on top over its competitors in the European public services award competition together with its partner Umweltplanung Bullermann und Schneble and was commissioned to plan the construction site clearance and the construction site logistics, including coordinating health and safety for the work as a whole.</font>