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PLANNING & DESIGN Neuwied Marina to become heart of new waterside quarter An extensively refurbished marina in the town of Neuwied in north western Germany is to form the heart of an ambitious new plan for a waterside quarter that will give the local economy a major boost. Marina Neuwied Harbour is being developed by Dr Peter Jansen’s waterfront development firm Urban Aqua and financed by Marina Neuwied GmbH. At a cost of over €200 million, it will be one of the largest privately financed new living and recreational districts in the area. When first presented at the Expo Real 2017 Fair in Munich, which attracted around 41,500 property professionals from 75 countries, it garnered enormous attention and, according to Marina Neuwied GmbH managing director Klaus Alsdorf, led to “good discussions with numerous interested parties.” Investors are particularly excited about the positive economic impact the development will have on the local area and the added value and vibrancy the project will deliver. Neuwied mayor, Jan Einig, has confirmed the support of the town and has fast tracked aspects of the administration. Location is paramount in property development, and Neuwied is well positioned along the River Rhine between the cities of Cologne and Frankfurt. As such, it enjoys excellent transport links, as well as cultural and leisure facilities and scenic landscapes. The town is surrounded by beautiful cycling and walking paths. Situated on a 10ha (24.7 acre) site, 4ha (9.8 acres) of which is water, Marina Neuwied Harbour will have a central 5,500m² (59,201ft²) square – marking the entrance to the quarter – and a proposed landmark ten-storey hotel. The square will be surrounded by a yacht centre (which will host a variety of exhibitions), restaurants, cosy bistros and cafés, all set to attract large numbers of visitors. An underground car park with 200 places allocated for business use will also be constructed. Neuwied Harbour’s proposed hotel will feature high level amenities, such as a modern fitness studio and conference rooms. A rooftop restaurant offering breath-taking views of the harbour is also envisaged, and a floating restaurant is under consideration. The residential element of the development comprises 11 five-storey high blocks offering over 300 spacious apartments. These will be set in landscaped grounds. Parking space has been planned for 500 cars, and a pedestrian promenade, with access for cyclists, will be built along the harbour basin. The promenade will connect via a bridge to the beautiful adjacent Engerer Field nature preserve. Neuwied Marina – built back in the 1970s – will be completely refurbished, with expanded boating facilities, including a new winter storage warehouse and new main marina building. The pontoons and pilings will be replaced and the layout reconfigured to better suit the width of today’s power boats. A modern system for pontoon access will be installed and the high embankment – essential due to the high risk of flooding from the River Rhine – will be redesigned. Marina services will range from maintenance to boat handling, slipping and boat repair, and a chandlery shop will be opened. Boat sales offices will offer a range of vessels. The major transformation will change the existing facility into a full-service marina; the only one in the area. Marina Neuwied Harbour is expected to attract a high level of visitors and will be an ideal location for weekend leisure breaks as well as boosting local businesses and bringing new business to the area. Planning was approved in autumn 2019 and construction is expected to start in spring this year. - March/April 2020 29

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