CURRENT NEWS RELEASES
26 SEPTEMBER 2016
IDR AG lays the cornerstone for the new Albrecht Dürer School in Düsseldorf-Benrath
Today’s cornerstone ceremony for the new Albrecht Dürer School signalled IDR’s strong commitment to Düsseldorf’s educational infrastructure. Düsseldorf’s largest vocational school in Benrath is getting a brand new building and gym with a gross area of 25,000 m2 for its 4,700 students. The EUR 70 million project is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2018. The new school will be a central element of the new “Neue Paulsmühle” residential quarter that is being developed by Industrieterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG (IDR AG). Düsseldorf’s mayor, Thomas Geisel, also attended the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new school building.
IDR’s CCO Manfred Kornfeld (left), CTO Ekkehard Vinçon (right) and Mayor Thomas Geisel make a toast to the project’s success in front of the cornerstone.
15 SEPTEMBER 2016
IDR AG requests bids for land at the Media Port/Landtag
IDR is disposing of a section of its plot of land at the Rheinturm (Stromstrasse 18–20, 40221 Düsseldorf), which is currently used as a car park. It has now put the approx. 3,060 m² site up for sale in a structured bidding process.
For further information contact muennich(at)idr.de or call +49 (0)211 6002010.
13 September 2016
IDR AG is jersey sponsor for the Fortuna Düsseldorf U11, U13 and U17 teams
Ekkehard Vinçon, CTO (left) and Manfred Kornfeld, CCO (right) met the coaching staff and the U17 team wearing their brand new IDR jerseys at the Esprit Arena on 12 August 2016.
24 AUGUST 2016
IDR AG converts office building into school
Today, on 24 August 2016, the first Jewish secondary school in North Rhine-Westphalia opens in Düsseldorf-Rath. The Albert Einstein Secondary School is starting out with approximately 40 pupils and two year five classes. It is located in a former office building that has been converted into a modern school by its owner, Industrieterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG (IDR AG). The property at Theodorstrasse 297 in Düsseldorf-Rath is a clever interim solution for the next few years. The converted classrooms provide enough flexibility for growth in pupil numbers and the building now being used as an all-day school can accommodate up to 300 children. In four years’ time at the latest, the Düsseldorf Jewish community’s secondary school will move to a new building on Borbecker Strasse in Düsseldorf-Unterrath. IDR AG is also in charge of this development project.
19 MAY 2016
IDR AG welcomes new executive management duo
The Supervisory Board of Industrieterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG (IDR AG) has appointed a new executive management duo to its Management Board: Manfred Kornfeld has been named Chief Commercial Officer of IDR AG with immediate effect and Ekkehard Vincon will be taking on the additional function of Chief Technology Officer as of 1 September 2016. Denis Rauhut, former CEO of IDR AG, has resigned by mutual agreement with immediate effect. He will continue to be associated with the City of Düsseldorf and has been awarded a consulting contract with a project development company that is currently being set up for the development of the Reisholz Port area in Düsseldorf.
23 MARCH 2016
IDR AG wins sustainable building award
In September 2015, IDR AG completed its latest commercial property on Theodorstrasse in Düsseldorf after a 14-month construction project: the German headquarters of Technip Germany GmbH (formerly the MANNESMANN® group). The five-storey building was custom-designed for the plant engineering company with a special emphasis on ecological and economic sustainability aspects. Now the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB e.V.) has recognised IDR for the use of sustainable construction methods and procedures by awarding it a gold certificate. Dr Christine Lemaitre, Managing Director of DGNB, congratulated the IDR representatives at the presentation ceremony on 22 March 2016.
Dr Christine Lemaitre (centre), Managing Director of DGNB, handed over the DGNB gold plaque to Denis Rauhut (left), CEO of the property owner IDR AG and Mesut Şahin (right) CEO of the tenant Technip Germany GmbH.
21 MARCH 2016
New food wholesale address at the extended IDR Industrial Yards in Flingern
The business park in the southern part of Düsseldorf’s Flingern district is one of the city’s largest commercial and industrial estates. It has a good mix of major corporations and SMEs, many of them in the Industrial Yards that IDR AG has been developing and operating there since the 1980s. Since early 2015, the IDR Industrial Yards have been extended to Fichtenstrasse 74, where two new buildings have been built alongside an existing hall to provide around 11,000 m² of additional leasable space over a total area of approx. 31,000 m². Although the second construction phase of the project is not yet complete, all units have already been let. The extension of the IDR Industrial Yards on Fichtenstrasse/Erkrather Strasse is currently attracting new businesses to south Flingern, creating a new, “appetizing” wholesale address for Mediterranean food and wines over an area of 3,500 m2. Tenants for the new units also include two companies from the automotive industry.
The traditional Düsseldorf company Spanischer Garten has leased an area of approximately 1,700 m² at the IDR Industrial Yards in Flingern.