Brandenburg finally nears completion

(Photo: FBB)

Terminal 2 is finished while an additional hotel for Terminal 1 also under construction

Progress is being made at Brandenburg airport, with a second hotel being built in front of Terminal 1 and construction on Terminal 2 complete 

An InterCityHotel is being built by Dietz Airport Hotels Grundbesitz, directly in front of the new Berlin airport.  

The new hotel is set to be completed in spring 2022, adding a host of exciting features. The six-story building will consist of 375 rooms, which include access to a large spa area, 450 metres of conference space and a restaurant.  

The hope for this new hotel is to create a more vibrant atmosphere for people visiting Willy-Brandt-Platz. “Once the new hotel opens in spring 2022, it will encourage more liveliness on Willy-Brandt-Platz. This creates a good first impression of the urbanity we would like to create for the other landside development projects,” said Engelbert Lutke Daldrup, the chief executive officer of FBB. “The hotel is therefore also a crucial milestone in developing the BER real estate location. We are delighted to have such a strong partner as Dietz on board with this important construction project and aim for every success.” 

There is already a 4-star Steigenberger hotel, as well as an office and service centre at BER. Other developments are soon to follow, as the next step is to start marketing the first construction sites in the Midfield Garden district to the east.  

An urban premium quarter is being created within a short walking distance of the passenger terminal, situated in a prime location.  

Alongside the news of the new hotel, Terminal 2 is complete after undergoing construction and is now ready for use. The departure and arrival terminals are connected to the North Pier waiting areas.  

The annual capacity of Terminal 2 is 6 million passengers and has its own check-in, baggage drop-off and state of the art security screening. It also provides cafes, shops and restaurants.  

The green light was given for the construction of Terminal 2 on 7 July 2017 by the FBB supervisory board. The programme materialised in a record time of just two years.  

The overall costs of creation, building and planning for Terminal 2, as well as the construction of the federal police building, all fall within the planned total budget of 200 million euros.  

Kurt Sech, chief officer of the Zech Group SE, is pleased with the progress made at BER. “I would like to thank Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, which has placed its trust in us as the building owner. And I would also like to thank all those involved in the project on the client’s side as well as our own employees, who always worked together excellently to find solutions. Ultimately, this was the key to us being able to hand over the building on the agreed date and I can now settle the bet I made at the topping-out ceremony regarding a punctual handover. Now all that’s left is to wish BER successful operations and plenty of passengers.” 

The facility is set to open on October 31, after more than 14-year construction programme that was beset with delays and cost overruns.