Bochum: Ruhr-University leases 5,500 sqm office space


Bochum University (Ruhr-Universität Bochum or RUB) is leasing 5,500 sqm office space in the former Opel administration building in commercial park “Mark 51/7” in Bochum-Laer. The owner of the landmarked building on the site of the former Opel Works 1 is Landmarken AG, who had bought the building from Bochum Perspektive 2022. The Aachen-based firm will be converting the structure’s 12,000 sqm into a complex called “O-Werk” with office, restaurant, and hotel space for €25mn. RUB will use the space to house practice-oriented transfer facilities designed to translate creative ideas from research and teaching into products and startups.

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