Hill Lands High-Profile Contract in Germany

The construction consulting firm will provide project management and site supervision services for the $1 billion Überseequartier Süd mixed-use development in Hamburg.

Hamburg, Germany—Hill International just added to its European business with a new contract for the $1 billion Überseequartier Süd project in Hamburg, Germany. Paris-based commercial property company Unibail-Rodamco recently selected the construction consulting firm to provide project management and site supervision services for the approximately 2.8 million-square-foot mixed-use development.

Unibail Rodamco I Überseequartier, Hamburg
Überseequartier, Hamburg

The new assignment is no simple undertaking. “This is one of the largest developments in Europe and a landmark project in Germany,” Jeffrey Sújar Blanco, vice president with Hill International’s project management group, said in a prepared statement.

Überseequartier Süd will be the centerpiece of the HafenCity inner-city master-planned community, which will span approximately 388 acres on a former waterfront industrial brownfield site. Upon completion, the 14-building Überseequartier Süd will feature roughly 866,500 square feet of retail space; 592,000 square feet of residential offerings; 699,700 square feet of commercial space; 430,000 square feet of hotel accommodations; 86,100 square feet of bars, cafés and restaurants; and 129,100 square feet dedicated to cultural uses. The sustainable development will also feature a cruise terminal and below-grade light rail metro.

Hill will have its hands full in Deutschland. In September 2016, the company was awarded two contracts by Blackstone, one of which is for managing the renovation of the 670,600-square-foot Messeturm Tower office building in Frankfurt, the third tallest building in the European Union. In 2016, Europe accounted for approximately 14 percent of Hill’s revenue base, as noted in the company’s February 2017 investor presentation. Hill’s largest market is the Middle East, which accounted for 45 percent of its revenue base last year.

Image courtesy of Unibail-Rodamco