BLB, the North-Rhine Westphalia Building and Property Management Department, will build a modern correctional facility in Münster-Wolbeck. The new correctional facility that will be able to house 640 prisoners will replace Germany's oldest correctional facility in Münster's city center and is expected to be completed by 2024.
BLB selected an 18-hectare site on the outskirts of Münster's Wolbeck district. The properties are within a radius of 10.5 km around the Regional Court and the Local Court, while the nearest contiguous development is 1.2 km away. Prior to the acquisition, BLB carried out an extensive site analysis to find the most suitable location.
Dr. Ute Jasper, Dr. Christopher Marx, and Dr. Florian Brombach of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek accompanied the complex acquisition of the land for the correctional facility. "We are pleased to have successfully supported BLB in this project as well," said Dr. Ute Jasper, Head of the Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. "BLB's Board of Directors approved the purchase agreement, and the key legal issues relating to the contract have been clarified," added Dr. Christopher Marx, who was responsible for the contract negotiations.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Public Sector & Public Procurement department has been one of the three best procurement law practices for years. Since 1991, it has advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector and has accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of the federal, state, and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume of more than EUR 20 billion without any procedures having been successfully challenged.
Dr. Ute Jasper is one of the most renowned lawyers for procurement and infrastructure projects in the public sector. She advises federal and state ministries, municipalities, and businesses, particularly on innovative and complex projects. Ute Jasper heads Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department. For years, she has been ranked number 1 in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, most recently in its 2017/2018 issue, and according to "Law Firms in Germany," is the "premier contact on the market" for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.
Dr. Christopher Marx is a lawyer in the "Public Sector & Public Procurement" practice group, Düsseldorf. His work focuses on designing contracts under civil law.
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