Investment in the future

The new SMS Campus in Mönchengladbach

The construction work on the new SMS Campus in Mönchengladbach is in full swing. As from fall 2023, the Campus will be home to a new technology, service and digitalization center, bringing the competences of five locations in the region together, providing 1,500 modern workplaces. 

Video: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

Facts and figures

  • 1,500 modern workplaces on a 44,000 m² site
  • A membrane roof with a diameter of 82 meters connecting all buildings to a unique campus that promotes exchange and creative collaboration
  • High-tech and automated building technology
  • In-house energy center
  • The car park which is approximately 122 m long and approx. 89 m wide will extend over eight levels and accommodate more than 1,570 cars, 48 motorcycles and 115 bicycles
  • Greenery in front of the building with more than 100 trees and plants

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©Photos: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
©Photos: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

Why we build the new campus

  • We stand for technology, digitalization, and service
  • We develop modern workplaces
  • We promote interaction and inspiration
  • We cultivate strong customer relationships
  • We drive innovation
  • We support creative cooperation
  • We invest in the future

Behind the fence (December 2023/January 2024)

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA
The SMS Campus will make it easier to collaborate on projects, breaking down barriers between areas and boosting our creativity. That will be good for us and, I am sure, will benefit our customers too.

Milestones

January 2024: We're moving in

In January 2024, the first colleagues moved into our new Campus in Mönchengladbach. While construction is ongoing on the premises, they started to bring life to our new home. Unpacking boxes, setting up the workplace, exploring the building... and off to work. Within the next weeks, all colleagues from Düsseldorf will move into the new SMS Campus and join the pioneers and the other colleagues in Mönchengladbach. 
 

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

May 2023: Finalization of the membrane roof

Less than a year ago, the construction of the support structure of the membrane roof were underway. Now, the final steps of our campus highlight are taken. With extreme sensitivity, the air cushions are currently being attached to the roof, which will completely cover our plaza.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

May 2023: The interiors take concrete shape

Our workplace of the future is taking shape. More and more areas of the building are accessible, and individual spaces are becoming more and more concrete - for example, the conference hall, which offers many possibilities for internal and external use.

Photo: SMS group; Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

April 2023: Progress in the construction of the parking garage

One year after the start, the Campus parking garage takes more and more shape.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

July 2022: Start support structure for membrane roof

The self-supporting membrane roof will be one of the highlights of the Campus, not only because roofs like these have only been used in stadiums up to now but never for industrial applications. The uniqueness of this construction is, that it looks very light and spans the entire plaza between the individual building modules due to the light construction of the rope structure. The ETFE foil of the membrane roof accentuates the lightness of the whole structure, such that it looks like it's floating. That's what makes the plaza the heart of our Campus.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

June 2022: Continuation interior work

Our workplace of the future is taking shape. While last year, the first sections of the buildings were accessible, now the interior work clearly shows where the future workplaces, coffee corners and meeting rooms will be available to the employees.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

April 2022: Start parking garage work

Since the beginning of the year, much has happened already in the construction of the parking garage. Approximately 122 meters long and 89 meters wide, the parking garage will extend over eight levels and accommodate more than 1,570 cars, 48 motorcycles and 115 bicycles.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

June 2021: First sections of the building now accessible

Nine months ago, it all looked very different here: parking spaces, a few buildings, and a soccer pitch. Today, you can already clearly see the first structures in the new SMS group Campus. All five modules, which will radiate outwards from the large dome, are already recognizable – albeit at different stages of construction.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

October 2020: Ground-breaking ceremony

With the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony, construction work on the SMS group Campus in Mönchengladbach officially began on 15 October 2020. The dimensions of the campus facility are already clearly identifiable by the ring of excavated soil.

Photo: SMS group

June 2020: Demolition

The demolition work started in June 2020 brings major changes to our company site in Mönchengladbach. To increase sustainability and reduce costs, the demolition material is directly recycled on our site for the construction road.

Photo: SMS group

May 2020: Construction site is opened

On Thursday, 14 May we officially opened the construction site for a major project at our own premises. From 2023, employees in the Rhineland will be united at an innovative Campus in Mönchengladbach, equipped with ultra-modern workplaces.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

November 2019: Presentation

SMS group, global market leader in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry, is moving to an innovative Campus in 2023. It is being created next to the existing buildings on the Mönchengladbach site.

Photo: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

Key features

Technology, service and digitalization center

With the innovative Campus, we are harnessing the pulling power of the growth areas of service and digitalization to expand our pioneering position in technology.

Workplaces of the future

We are creating an attractive working environment for (future) talents. At the same time, we are responding to the needs of our long-standing employees, whose experience remains the basis for our future success.

Dimensions

The SMS campus consists of 5 individual modules offering a total of 1,500 modern workplaces on a site spanning approximately 66,000 m².

Mönchengladbach location

As a business hub for technology and service, the campus brings modern jobs, innovation and economic strength to the city of Mönchengladbach, which in turn offers an attractive working and living environment.

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Photos: SMS group / Building: Hartmann Architekten BDA

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