Press Release from 2023-05-12 / KfW IPEX-Bank

KfW IPEX-Bank provides financing for Hessian state laboratories in Kassel

Visualisierung der Langeslabore Kassel

KfW IPEX-Bank is providing funding for interim financing for the construction of two state-of-the-art laboratory buildings in Kassel for the federal state of Hessen, Germany. The buildings will be used by the Hessian State Laboratory (LHL), the Hessian Agency for Nature Conservation, Environment and Geology (HLNUG), and Department 56 – the specialist centre for product safety and hazardous substances of the Kassel Regional Council, and 250 people will be employed. The existing locations of the three institutions are set to be consolidated within the two new buildings to form a single site.

The project volume is in the three-digit million range, with a planned construction period of around six years for the two buildings. The state of Hesse has concluded project contracts with a private partner, Hochtief Labore Kassel GmbH.

On completion of construction, the two buildings will meet the minimum requirements of the Efficiency House 55 energy standard, as strict energy efficiency requirements for the buildings and sustainable construction site management will be taken into account.

“We are pleased that with our financing, we can support the state of Hesse and the university city, Kassel, in creating modern and more sustainable working conditions in these new buildings,” stated Andreas Ufer, member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank.

"The new buildings provide ideal conditions for the local authorities located there to work for the benefit of consumer and environmental protection. One highlight is HLNUG's emission simulation system, which is unique in Europe," explained Sandra Arendt, Managing Director of Social Infrastructure Europe at HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions GmbH.

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