German gaming giant the Gauselmann Group has opened a spectacular new €14.5m ($16m) administration building in Merkur-Allee, in Espelkamp, north-western Germany.
The property, officially opened on March 29th, provides 7,000sqm of total floor space, accommodating 300 workstations, and is the largest administration building within the Gauselmann Group.
“I am very proud of the new building and the excellent working conditions it allows us to offer our associates”, explained Management Board Chairman, Paul Gauselmann. “As you can see today, our decision to go ahead with the construction despite the pandemic has turned out to have been the right one.”
The building features a state-of-the-art approach to energy, consuming as little as possible through highly efficient heat pumps, most of which are powered by 30kw photovoltaic systems on the roof. Only at times of peak loads will fossil fuel still be used. In addition, room temperatures are automatically linked to whether or not rooms are actually occupied. If, for instance, offices are not occupied during the morning or evening hours, the room temperature is automatically lowered.