Prime Minister Soeder breaks ground for Nuremberg's new university in Lichtenreuth

On August 27th, the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Soeder held the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the first building on the future university campus in Nuremberg's newly emerging district of Lichtenreuth: "With the founding of the TU (technical university) of Nuremberg, Bavaria is daring to do something new and is creating the prototype of a new university culture. We are investing 1.2 billion euros in the campus of TU of Nuremberg for up to 6,000 students and 240 professorships."

With its approximately 37 hectares of land and together with a residential area (module 1) and an urban area (module 2), the TU will form the approximately 100-hectare district of Lichtenreuth. The property owner Aurelis Asset GmbH is developing the site together with the city of Nuremberg. The Free State of Bavaria has acquired the site for the new university from Aurelis and is responsible for the further development.

On behalf of Aurelis, GAUFF Engineering is carrying out the entire development planning, including the coordination of the route for the modules 1 and 2. A first access road to the Lichtenreuth project area was put into operation on August 10th, with the commissioning of the traffic light system at the newly created junction Muenchener Strasse. This access road includes the waste management of the university campus via a sewage connection with an access to the municipal canal on the Muenchener Strasse that is already planned. At the same time, the road offers the possibility to serve as an access road to the future university. GAUFF Engineering planned and supervised the construction of this access road with all the necessary supply and disposal media. Within the framework of a study, GAUFF Engineering has already drawn up a concept for the disposal of waste water on the university campus.

For Module 1, which is designated as a purely residential area, the first building applications have already been submitted, so that the construction work can already start in 2021. The first supply and disposal pipelines are currently being laid in the first construction phases.

The planning and construction work for the new district of Lichtenreuth is expected to be supervised by GAUFF Engineering until 2030.

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