The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has selected a strategic partner for the realization of the Elbphilharmonie project through a Europe-wide award procedure. The Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg approved this decision. A vote by the city’s parliament is planned for the end of February 2007. The procedure was designed and led by Hartmut Wegener, General Manager of the ReGe Hamburg Projekt-Realisierungsgesellschaft mbH. The new symbol of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg will be built on the site of the old "Kaispeicher A" dockside warehouse by the "IQ²", bidding consortium, consisting of HOCHTIEF and Commerzleasing. In addition to the concert hall, a 5-star hotel with 247 rooms, restaurants, a parking garage and luxury apartments are to be built. The 5-star hotel will be operated by the ARABELLA-Sheraton Group as its European flagship.
"Following approval by the Senate and the citizens, a municipal corporation will take over the contractual negotiations with the bidding consortium. The contract is to cover the turnkey construction and assurance of functionality, as well as the building management for the entire complex at an all-inclusive price", explains Dr. Ute Jasper, attorney and Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek partner. The investor must agree to construct the complex based on an extremely high quality standard, and to maintain and repair it for 20 years. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is to remain the owner of the Elbphilharmonie.
Dr. Ute Jasper has been advising the ReGe Hamburg Projekt-Realisierungsgesellschaft mbH on all legal issues already since the start of the planning. She was supported in this by Dr. Hans Arnold.