HHLA Real Estate completes restoration of "Block L" in Speicherstadt

22 June 2023
MSC welcomed to German headquarters featuring new work concept in historic warehouse district

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has welcomed MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company as a new tenant in Warehouse Block L in Hamburg's Speicherstadt, a press release said Friday (June 16, 2023). This comes after the completion of extensive renovations lasting two years by HHLA Real Estate at “Am Sandtorkai 31”. The building now offers state-of-the-art spaces on six floors allowing MSC to implement a new work concept in its German headquarters.

MSC's modern work spaces and natural lighting 

Commenting on the concept, Alexandre Rombourg, HHLA's architect, said: “A lounge is planned for the upper floor, where guests and employees of MSC Germany can enjoy the special atmosphere of the former warehouse. The space is open all the way up to the bottom of the gable so that the new skylights naturally illuminate the room.” MSC Germany has been based in the Asia House in Hamburg's Old Town since 1988. The company decided to relocate to new offices in the Speicherstadt to live up to the group’s constant growth and to offer employees a state-of-the-art working environment. Nils Kahn, Managing Director of MSC Germany, said: “By moving offices, we are combining the Speicherstadt’s maritime tradition with the innovative possibilities of a modern and open working space." 

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About HHLA Real Estate

HHLA Real Estate is responsible for building management and district development. Founded in 1885 for the construction of Hamburg’s Speicherstadt historical warehouse district, HHLA manages the historically unique collection of red-brick buildings through its real estate division. The focus is on careful structural change and the sustainable further development of the Speicherstadt, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More information can be found on

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