26 March 2021

Werkarena Basel: building shell complete

The topping-out of the modern “Werkarena” industrial park in Basel is taking place today. This business complex developed and realised by Steiner AG will provide attractive, flexible premises for light industrial, logistics and office-based activities as of autumn 2021. The future users can look forward to high-quality architecture, excellent access and plenty of space for ideas, dialogue and productivity. 
Construction work began in autumn 2019, and the basic structure of the new buildings has now been completed. Steiner AG would like to thank everyone involved for the excellent cooperation to date; the smooth-running partnership with the project’s builders, Marti AG, proved especially rewarding. Due to the coronavirus restrictions currently in force, no actual topping-out ceremony will be held. 
Werkarena is located in a fast-developing district in the north of Basel close to the French border. Not only is it very easily accessible from the centre of Basel, but it is located close to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse and has a direct link to the A3 motorway. Werkarena is a broad-based initiative supported by the city’s trade association (Gewerbeverband) and municipal real estate department (Immobilien Basel-Stadt), Business Parc Reinach, Steiner AG, smeyers AG and Picard Angst AG as well as other major companies.
Warehousing, offices and production all on one site
Werkarena makes use of an ingenious system of ramps to provide light commercial vehicles with access to commercial space, and offers shared use of office areas, meeting and conference rooms. The top four floors of the complex will accommodate a marketplace, forum and novel types of business model. Start-ups and SMEs that wish to expand their networks or are seeking a place for inspiration and dialogue will find the airy, open spaces particularly conducive. The commercial and business park operated by Gewerbeverband Basel-Stadt and Businessparc Reinach will occupy part of the complex. The project offering is geared to promoting light industrial/commercial start-ups. 
Flexible and ingenious building concepts
Werkarena is not the first challenge of its kind that Steiner has tackled. In Zurich the innovative Manufakt8048 business park is currently under construction, and other business and industry parks are at the planning stage. For Steiner, combining sustainable site development with meaningful land use and a high quality of life has always been a priority.
For further information on Werkarena, please see www.werkarena.ch  
Steiner AG
Steiner AG, one of the leading project developers and general/total contractors (GC/TC) in Switzerland, offers comprehensive services in the fields of new construction, refurbishment and real estate development. The company, which was established in 1915, has constructed more than 1,500 residential projects, 540 commercial properties, 45 hotels and 200 infrastructure facilities such as universities, schools, hospitals, retirement homes and prisons. Steiner AG has its headquarters in Zurich and is represented by branches in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Tolochenaz and Lucerne. www.steiner.ch 
Information for the media
Steiner AG, Corporate Communications
Tel.: +41 58 445 20 00, corpcom@steiner.ch 


The future users of Werkarena Basel can look forward to high-quality architecture, excellent access and plenty of space for ideas, dialogue and productivity. 

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