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PORR builds new quarter with maritime lifestyle in Markkleeberg near Leipzig

The people of Leipzig call the 400-hectare Cospuden bathing lake on the southern outskirts of Markkleeberg "Costa Cospuda" or "bathtub". Quartier Cospuden GmbH is creating new living space for families and space for commercial units at this popular excursion and local recreation destination in the city of Leipzig. The project was initiated, planned, developed and implemented by PROPOS Projektentwicklung GmbH. PORR Hochbau Region Ost, Schmölln site, was awarded the contract for the turnkey realisation of the new urban quarter.

The new contract includes the construction of a total of nine buildings on an area of 9,800 m2. © Propos Projektentwicklung GmbH

The contract includes the construction of a total of nine buildings on an area of 9,800 m2. Six of the apartment buildings will be constructed as multi-storey condominiums with underground parking. In addition, building construction is erecting two end-of-terrace houses and a mid-terrace house for use as residential and commercial units. The 6,230 m2 Outdoor facilities are primarily intended to offer families space to live and children space to grow up. A particular challenge is posed by the confined space and access roads, which are used by many cyclists, pedestrians, buses and cars, especially in summer. With a well thought-out logistics concept, the ongoing excursion traffic as well as the parallel construction site supply is safely guaranteed.

Quality, cost and schedule reliability as top priority for the client

In addition to high quality standards, schedule and cost security are particularly important to the client. PORR convinced the client with economical alternative proposals. Even before the start of construction, a good relationship of trust was established between PORR and the client in the planning discussions. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2023.

New living space at the local recreation area

Lignite was mined on the site of today's Lake Cospuden until 1992. As a correspondence project of EXPO2000, the area was eventually flooded. Today, the recreation area with bathing beaches, marina, holiday flats, gastronomy and maritime ambience with good transport connections attracts about 600,000 visitors a year. In addition to sailing and surfing, visitors can also use the 10.4 km long asphalted circular path for walks and bicycle tours around the lake. Climbing a lookout tower along the way offers a magnificent view over Leipzig's lake landscape .


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