HOCHTIEF has been awarded the contract to build a new central location for the NRW University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration (HSPV) in Herne for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). HOCHTIEF will rent the university campus to HSPV and deliver operational services for an initial 20 years after completion which is scheduled for winter semester 2027. Planning and construction will be performed by the Building NRW branch of HOCHTIEF Infrastructure.
The university campus includes, among others, construction of lecture halls, the administration building, the refectory, the library, multi-purpose rooms and 1,200 parking spaces. On an area of around 32,000 square meters the facilities will cater for over 5,000 students.
“HOCHTIEF has optimally fulfilled the requirements of HSPV and integrated them into its own design. Through its functional and future-oriented approach, the design offers the best prerequisites for research and teaching,” said Martin Bornträger, President of the North Rhine-Westphalia state University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration.
The new university campus consists of three buildings, all of which are accessible via a shared square that forms the center of the campus and is meant to contribute to a culture of togetherness. Responsible for the design is the architectural office Auer Weber in cooperation with Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten + Stadtplaner.
“The decision to build the new campus of HSPV NRW together with our partner HOCHTIEF is a great success for the future-oriented realignment of our city. It also lays the foundation for further developments in the Funkenberg-Quartier. The positive effects will be felt throughout the city and the region,” says Herne’s Lord Mayor Dr. Frank Dudda.
“We are delighted to be working with HSPV to deliver this innovative university campus in Herne. Based on our many years of experience in the design, construction and operation of public buildings, we place a particular focus on sustainable aspects in our life-cycle approach to real estate. Together with our team, we will construct modern, energy-efficient buildings here that have been certified with the Gold status of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB),” says Sandra Arendt, spokeswoman for the Management of Social Infrastructure Europe at HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions GmbH.
“We already made energy efficiency a focus at the police headquarters in Aachen as well as in our projects for the riot police in Hesse, at the Mühlheim a. M. and Kassel sites,” says Peter Coenen, Managing Director of HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions GmbH.
In its Sustainability Plan 2025, the HOCHTIEF Group commits itself to supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement to stop global warming. HOCHTIEF aims to operate in a climate-neutral manner from 2045.