The project OPTINEO with 32,000 m² of floor space is currently being built in the first row on Friedenstraße on the former Optimol site in Munich’s Werksviertel.

Glock Liphart Probst & Partner has been commissioned by the owner family to represent the family’s interests in the long-standing development plan procedure with an accompanying reallocation procedure with ten other participating owners. In the meantime, more than 200 owners’ meetings have been held in cooperation with the City of Munich to create a binding holistic and innovative development, open space and utilisation concept, secured through numerous agreements among the participating owners and with the City of Munich; all without any litigation. The construction work started immediately afterwards; neighbour agreements, joint development agreements and extensive financing of pipe laying enable an extraordinarily rapid progress of construction.

OPTINEO is the result of a cooperation between the owner family and WÖHR+BAUER GmbH which was entered into after the development plan came into effect. Glock Liphart Probst & Partner advises them in the realisation phase on public law (demolition of existing buildings, new survey, building over a subway, remediation of contaminated sites, building permit, architectural competition, neighbour agreements).

With regard to civil law, Glock Liphart Probst & Partner first drew up a “head of terms” and then the lease agreements for the entire property, which consists of two independent buildings. Given the early stage of the project, these lease agreements on the one hand required considerable flexibility (e.g. regarding the addition of further space, the standard of construction and fittings as well as special fixtures, special requests, etc.), but on the other hand also had to provide reassurance to the future tenant that it would be able to move into the new headquarters building on time. During the lease negotiations, we strove to help bring about a fair and equitable solution, accounting for the interests of both parties.

The project is on track. The result is an architectural landmark whose name reflects the historic character of the site where the Optimol Ölwerke company once became one of the world’s market leaders in high-performance lubricants.