The Bentheim County and H.F. Wiebe GmbH & Co. KG have signed the PPP project to design, build and finance a municipal archive in Nordhorn, Germany.
The new building will include archive, storage and workshop areas, a library and a media agency, group and individual work spaces and other offices with a total floor space of 1,500 m².
The property will be owned by the county during the term of the contract. The necessary measures for soil remediation are completed and the necessary measures for groundwater remediation are currently under way. A soil report with recommended foundation is part of the tender documents.
The contract will have a period of over 30 years as of the acceptance of the works.
Nordhorn is the district seat of Grafschaft Bentheim in Lower Saxony's southwestern most corner near the border with the Netherlands and the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia.
In April this year we reported that the German state of Hessen, through Hessisches Immobilienmanagement, launched a tender process to develop a police station though a PPP project. The preferred bidder will be responsible for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the new facilities for a period of 30 years.