Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, is holding the topping-out ceremony for its new company headquarters today together with project development company HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung, recognising the completion of the major building phase. Brenntag is to move into the newly built “House of Elements” in Essen-Rüttenscheid in the second half of 2017.
Located in the Gruga Carree in Essen, the six-story building will be in line with the sustainability criteria of the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) Gold Standard. The building is being constructed on a comb-shaped ground plan with a main section and four adjoining sections set at right angles – the upper floors are accessed by four staircase cores with two elevators each. The first floor will be expanded into a double-height lobby at the intersection of Messeallee and Strassburger Strasse and a conference zone and employee restaurant built on the same level. The company-owned below-grade parking garage will house up to 246 cars. The building, which has a gross floor area of around 20,700 square meters, will provide office space for some 650 employees in future.