Built in 1910 in the Wilhelminian style, the BEAM (formerly known as Schicklerhaus) is an office complex in the particularly lively location of Berlin Mitte, a district that is undergoing interesting gentrification. With its total lettable area of approx. 17,000 m², it is one of the most attractive investment properties in Berlin.
SIGNA will completely revitalise the office building. Extensive refurbishment is planned, involving renovation of the building and construction of additional storeys. The historical identity of the building complex will be enhanced through the contemporary additions to its appearance. The expansion and extra storeys will also create more usable space.
SIGNA’s plans include deconstruction starting from the ceiling of the 4th floor and partial deconstruction of the façades on the 2nd and 3rd floors as well as the balustrades on the ground floor. After all spaces have been gutted completely, three new storeys will be built above the 4th floor, including the attics, in keeping with the existing architecture. The natural stone façade on the ground floor, 2nd and 3rd floors will be restored to recreate the original façade, which was destroyed in World War II. SIGNA will also redesign and rebuild the access to the complex and replace the entire building technology. An inviting roof terrace will be created and roof greening is also being considered.
The ground floor will be used for co-working, catering and compact retail units to create connections between interior and public space. Office space will be built on the floors above, as before. On completion of the refurbishment, construction of new storeys and renovation work, the property will have a total lettable area of approx. 23,000 m², comprised of approx. 21,000 m² of office space and approx. 2,000 m² of auxiliary areas.