attractive mixed-use property with a formative effect


A new opportunity for a traditional location: the "Königshof" project is transforming the Essen Kaufhof store at the entrance to the central pedestrian zone opposite Essen's main railway station, which will be closed in autumn 2020, into an attractive mixed-use property - with a formative effect and high utility. After complete gutting, a market hall with gastronomy, supermarket and drugstore for local supply will move into the ground floor and basement. On the upper floors, multifunctional/office space will be created that is also suitable for university use. Through the direct access from Willy-Brandt-Platz to the basement, a new mall area will also be "docked" to the Essen underground network. The curved façade in natural stone look is reminiscent of the former structure of the DeFaKa department store (Deutsches Familien Kaufhaus), which had to make way for the former department store in 1976 after some 40 years. This in turn stood on the site of a hotel built in 1910, which was last called Königshof.

An entrance hall facing Willy-Brandt-Platz is planned for the development of the upper floors, as well as a roofed atrium inside the building. The outdoor seating of the gastronomic facilities is intended to revitalize Willy-Brandt-Platz and invite people to linger. Visually, the new Königshof is characterised by open floor ceilings, visible building services and continuous industrial floors. The materials used also reflect Essen's history with steel and coal.


Your contact person

Andreas Hill
EWG - Essener Wirtschafts­förderungsgesellschaft mbH
Tel.: + 49 201 8202436

Real Estate Facts

Type & project status New building, under construction

Location Willy-Brandt-Platz, Essen

Floors Building structure, basement, 5 storeys

Usable floor space upper floors (1st-6th floor) approx. 10,000 m² Multifunctional office space ground floor 3,500 m² /basement 6,500 m²

Completion end of 2023

Special features / other Characteristic mixed-use property (retail/multifunctional/office space) in central location, revitalisation of a former department store

Project developer Koerfer Group

Investor Kölnische Haus- und Grundstücksverwaltung Dr. Koerfer GmbH & Co KG, a company of the Koerfer Group