The BMW Group is embarking on an in depth enlargement of its FIZ Analysis and Innovation Centre within the north of Munich. The “FIZ Future” masterplan, which was developed as a part of an city growth competitors, will develop the event centre by round 50 per cent by 2050. The BMW Group will make investments round 400 million euros within the first part of development, which can create a viable infrastructure for creating tomorrow’s mobility.
Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer, Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter and Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, launched the development venture in the present day within the Milbertshofen district of Munich. In an official ceremony, the inspiration was laid for a constructing advanced with a complete flooring space of 157,000 m2. From 2019 on, round 5,000 workers will work right here in progressive open-plan workspaces, creating and software program for the corporate’s future automobiles.
“Right here in Munich, we might be creating the following generations of electrified drive trains, with decisive improvements for the mobility of the longer term. Specializing in IT and synthetic intelligence, this can even be dwelling to a brand new trade and a brand new technology of engineers and IT specialists,” in keeping with Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG. “Right now, we’re laying the inspiration collectively for our new concept manufacturing unit. FIZ Future indicators our sturdy dedication to the Munich location and Germany’s progressive energy. We’re constructing the longer term proper right here.”
Prime Minister Horst Seehofer: “My congratulations on this far-sighted selection of location. At the present time will proceed a 100-year success story. The mobility of tomorrow is being created proper right here. The enlargement of the BMW Group’s Analysis and Innovation Centre in Munich is a robust vote of confidence in Bavaria’s future energy.”
“BMW’s growth, creating jobs and selling analysis and growth right here within the north of Munich is a superb achieve for our metropolis,” defined Dieter Reiter, Mayor of the Metropolis of Munich, on the ceremony. “And the truth that FIZ Future in Munich is considering the way forward for the automotive, researching and creating electro-mobility and various drive trains and types of mobility can also be a achieve for city mobility on the whole.”
FIZ Future masterplan
As a part of its Technique NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group and its FIZ Future programme intention to create a framework for the long-term growth of its Analysis and Innovation Centre within the north of Munich. With round 26,000 workspaces and approx. 1 million m2 web flooring house, the event centre is already the BMW Group’s largest location. In a number of phases, the enlargement will create workspaces for one more 15,000 workers by 2050. The intention is not only to create house, however, extra importantly, to offer the proper situations for working sooner or later. Technological modifications, pushed by digitalisation and connectivity, demand agile workforce constructions, fast selections and rapid implementation. That’s the reason the brand new buildings will primarily supply open, versatile areas the place employees members can meet, talk about and implement their concepts shortly – for instance, by testing new software program for a car prototype in a workshop only a few steps away and seeing the outcomes instantly. The FIZ enlargement and remodelling is subsequently not solely an funding sooner or later competitiveness of the corporate, it’s also an funding in enticing state-of-the-art workplaces.
Within the city growth competitors, organised in September 2014 in shut collaboration with the Division of Planning and Constructing Laws of the Metropolis of Munich, it was the proposal of the architectural agency HENN that impressed essentially the most. On this foundation – and with common involvement of the folks residing within the north of Munich – a FIZ Future masterplan was developed and permitted by Munich Metropolis Council in July 2016 as the premise for the enlargement. Following in the present day’s begin of development, different administrative, analysis and workshop amenities might be created over the medium and long run, in addition to check benches and design studios.