The office tower Marienturm in Frankfurt’s Central Banking District has gained further prestigious tenants in 2020, too. After Bank of America Europe DAC and a Chinese bank signed rental contracts in December last year and the premises were formally handed over to the tenants on time, in the summer of 2020 two consultancy companies were also welcomed to the Marienturm. Most recently, CONTORA Office Solutions secured itself extensive premises in the high-rise office building on the Taunusanlage site, meaning that now more than two thirds of the Marienturm has already been let. The neighbouring Marienforum, which forms part of the Marieninsel ensemble, has been fully let ever since a contract was signed with flexible office provider Tribes Frankfurt in summer 2020. Thus, during the Corona pandemic, more than 7,600 square meters of office space was let on the Marieninsel. Meanwhile, other companies are also currently in negotiations with project developer Pecan Development and investor Aermont Capital.
For Markus Brod, Managing Partner at Pecan Development, this is a sign that the building concept in this location remains a winner even in times of crisis. “Over the last few months, both employers and employees have discovered the advantages of remote work, but they have also found that the office, as a place where identity is forged, where ideas are exchanged and where a company’s culture is put into practice, cannot be replaced entirely by virtual solutions. Technical infrastructure and spatial capacities in the home office often fall far short of those in the office, hence many companies are opting for hybrid models with a combination of office and mobile working. The Marienturm, with its diverse spaces for communication, its flexibly tailorable office concepts and its gastronomic offering, is therefore ideally suited for future working – both in Corona and post-Corona times,” says Brod.
“With its location in the heart of the Central Business District, its extraordinary interior design and its usage concept, the Marienturm offers us the ideal work environment, including in times of Corona,” explains Armin von Falkenhayn, Country CEO at Bank of America, who is visibly taken by the Marienturm. The renowned finance company is set to move into its new premises in the Marienturm in the spring of 2021.
CONTORA Office Solutions is supporting the transformation of the world of work with temporary, modern office spaces and office services, and therefore represents the missing piece of the puzzle in the Marienturm’s service offering. “Now, in particular, during the pandemic it is becoming clear that the complete business cannot be realized either digitally or from one’s own four walls. Overall, we are seeing a growing need for flexible and high-quality office solutions,” says Lars Henckel, CEO at CONTORA Office Solutions. Users of the Marienturm will in future find more than 150 flexible workstations spread over two floors.