CLL CityLab Leipzig

Work and research in the heart of Leipzig.

The name CLL CityLab Leipzig says it all: inspiring modern office and laboratory environments in the direct vicinity of numerous companies and institutions in the life sciences and biotechnology, such as the Max Planck Institute, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, BioCity and BioCube – all of which stand for research and development at the very highest level.

The two light-flooded and energetically exceptional buildings orchestrate spaces from inside and outside that can be designed and used flexibly – as laboratories or inspirational office environments. The open areas in front of the buildings invite people to meet and exchange ideas and offer room for a change of perspective. CLL CityLab Leipzig will be built in two phases. Only the dimensions of the floors are fixed; within the spaces, each tenant can design their working habitat individually. Whether it’s clearly structured laboratory units, open office spaces with communication zones and retreat areas, or other variants – entirely according to the respective processes and business models. You decide.

Forward-looking energy balance.

When it comes to energy, the two buildings that will make up the new address set the trends. Designed as passive houses, they will optimally position companies focused on sustainability by saving on energy.

Top position and ambiance.

Leipzig, with its population of around 600,000, has been one of the go-to trade fair locations for centuries. While today the various events are showcased on the New Exhibition Grounds, a prospering commercial and research district has grown up on the roughly 50-hectare Old Exhibition Grounds. The ambience is something special: modern buildings mix with listed historic buildings, most of which date back to the 1920s. In the immediate vicinity, a new district with up to 1,600 apartments, schools and daycare centers as well as commercial and office space is going up on the site of the former Bavarian Railroad Station. Further district projects are currently being planned.

The Old Exhibition Grounds are close to the city center with its lively neighborhoods, charming museums and imposing monuments. Even today, the city’s appearance bears witness to the history of Leipzig over the centuries as a strong trading metropolis and industrial center.

With around two million inhabitants, the Leipzig region is the second-largest economic area in eastern Germany after Berlin. One hour to the Saxon state capital Dresden, two hours to the federal capital Berlin – Leipzig can boast an excellent infrastructure. The local transportation network has been extensively modernized and the main train station is one of the most popular in Germany. Leipzig/Halle International Airport, which has developed into an important hub, is only a few minutes’ drive from the city center. The airport ranks second in Germany after Frankfurt am Main in the air freight turnover.

In detail

  • Start of construction depending on pre-leasing
  • 3,420 sqm GFA per construction phase
  • Five floors per construction phase
  • Clear room height first floor and second floor up to around 3.60 meters
  • Combination of high-quality façade materials: clinker brick, rear-ventilated element façade, plaster
  • Leasing units from 310 sqm
  • Barrier-free access/lifts, barrier-free toilet facilities on each floor


  • CAT­7 wiring
  • Floor channels for post-installation
  • Air conditioning and mechanical ventilation, windows can be opened
  • LED lighting
  • Exterior electric venetian blinds with light control


  • Up to 72 underground parking spaces and up to 32 outdoor parking spaces
  • E-charging stations in the underground parking bays and outdoors

The first construction phase is planned for completion in fall 2023.

Services: project development, conception design, planning, construction, rental.