Berlin central station, north-south connection
|Project||New construction of station building incl. office buildings and shopping centre|
|Services SMV||Project management|
|Client||DB ProjektBau GmbH|
|Architects||von Gerkan, Marg and Partner|
|Construction costs||> EUR 1 billion|
|Realisation period||2002-2006 (Services SMV until 2010)|
|Contact person SMV||Thomas Lewicz|
The traffic concept for Berlin planned by DB Verkehrsbau GmbH also included the north-south railway crossing of the city, which runs partly underground. The new central station was to be built at the intersection of this north-south crossing and the existing east-west crossing. This central traffic junction combines the tram, railway, underground and suburban railway traffic. The realization of the construction project included extensive foundation engineering work, the construction of the station building and the construction of the adjacent office buildings.
SMV as project consortium Codema-SMV (PCS) was assigned by the DB Verkehrsbau GmbH with the project management for the completion of the construction project Central Station (former Lehrter Station), North-South Link, Lot 1. For the construction of the so-called bracket structures, the interfaces had to be coordinated. Interfaces to neighbouring projects of the Lehrter Stadtquartier were also to be included in the coordination.
In this context, all areas of activity were covered over project stages 3-5 in accordance with the performance profile for project management services in the construction and real estate industry.
These were the following areas of action
A) Organisation, information, coordination and documentation,
and the project stages
3. preparation of implementation (implementation planning, preparation of the award of contracts and participation in the award of contracts),
In connection with the provision of services, the special requirements listed below had to be met with regard to schedule and cost controlling and the EDP concept.
SMV, as the project consortium PCS, together with the project management of DB AG, secured the opening date of the station for the Football World Cup 2006 ahead of schedule and within the given budget. To this end, the complex construction work had to be scheduled up to one year in advance to the exact day in order to be able to include line closures in the long-distance traffic schedule.