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21 November 2017 - Hamburg

Bianc Restaurant signs up at Pembroke's S-Kai building in HafenCity, Hamburg

Pembroke Real Estate today announced the successful signing of Bianc, acclaimed chef Matteo Ferrantino’s new restaurant, at its distinctive S-Kai building in HafenCity, Hamburg.

Bianc’s official opening on 16 November further strengthens Hamburg’s culinary scene. The restaurant’s Mediterranean-style offering occupies 320 sq m of ground floor space on a 10 year lease, and will accommodate 35 guests. S-Kai, located moments from the CBD yet overlooking the lush green space of Sandtorpark, has enviable views of the Elbe waterfront and Elbphilharmonie, the cultural destination in view from Bianc’s seating space.

Nick Moldon, Vice President, Head of UK and Germany, at Pembroke Real Estate, commented:

S-Kai benefits from being exceptionally well-connected to Hamburg’s city centre while also providing the work and leisure offerings today’s businesses are increasingly looking for. Although the space was not originally zoned or fitted out with restaurant infrastructure, we recognised Bianc’s vision of quality and excellence would be a perfect addition to S-Kai, our tenants and the wider community. As such, over the course of a year we have worked closely with Matteo Ferrantino to customize the space to the restaurant’s needs and are delighted with the final product.

S-Kai’s position on Sandtorhafen port provides the ideal setting for the cuisine on offer at Bianc.

Founder of Bianc restaurant, Matteo Ferrantino, commented:

Last year as I was walking past the Sandtorpark in HafenCity, where the Bianc restaurant is today, I was immediately taken aback by the architecture, the park and the stunning backdrop. Pembroke’s S-Kai building offers a view from all corners of the restaurant onto the breathtaking concert hall – the symbol and perfect coupling of North and South: Hamburg’s new landmark combined with my Mediterranean kitchen. My goal is for Bianc to be a magnet for all gourmet lovers and friends of good food as the Elbphilharmonie is for music lovers.

With its distinguishing S-shape configuration and eye catching dark red façade, S-Kai is a 14,200 sq m flexible and contemporary mixed-use property that complements the aesthetic of nearby historic Speicherstadt. Acquired in 2015, S-Kai is one of three HafenCity properties encompassing Pembroke’s Hamburg portfolio: International Coffee Plaza and Hamburg American Centre round out the more than 32,000 sq m of modern office and retail space allowing occupiers to work and play in this exciting extension of the city centre.  

Pembroke’s HafenCity properties are easily accessed by the U-Bahn and main bus transport lines. Available space in the properties is limited. Please contact HIH Real Estate’s Roland Paetzold for more information.  

Grossmann & Berger acted as exclusive broker for Bianc in this transaction. Julia Erdmann, JES, was the architect and designer of the restaurant.

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