Innovative steel solutions from ArcelorMittal for the coach station and car park in Leipzig

For the long-distance coach station with integrated car park near Leipzig’s central train station, ArcelorMittal supplied slatted, powder-coated cladding, Cofraplus® 220 floor profiles, and structural sections.

Detailed information

A new station for long-distance coaches

A central coach station for long-distance coaches was built on the east side of the listed Leipzig central train station, replacing the narrow outdoor parking spaces for tourist coaches. With nine coach platforms, a reserve platform, and 700 m2 for services and retail, the station not only offers pleasant waiting and transfer times for passengers, but is also ideally linked to other means of transport in the city thanks to its location. The station, which also includes a car park with 550 parking spaces, was opened in March 2018.

Architecturally, due to its partially translucent facade cladding, the building blends elegantly, timelessly, and unobtrusively into its surroundings, which in addition to the historic train station also include two new hotel buildings. The total investment made by S&G Development for this project is around 80 million euros.

A multifaceted transportation hub

With the addition of the new coach station, Leipzig now has a multifaceted transportation hub that offers connections to local and long-distance public transportation while at the same time meeting the needs of individual transportation with a car park, car sharing, and car hire.

The long-distance coach station is also a point of contact for private coach transportation such as day tourism or group trips.

Travel comfort for passengers and coach drivers

A modern passenger information system keeps passengers up to date on arrivals and departures and helps them find their way around the station. There are also shopping and snack options that shorten waiting times, travel agencies, left luggage facilities, and of course public toilets and sufficient seating in the waiting areas.

There are 400 public parking spaces in the multi-storey car park above the station hall for travellers arriving by car. A further 150 parking spaces are available as long-term rental spaces.

There are also opportunities for coach drivers to carry out work on site. In the immediate vicinity, there is a service area with lounge options, snack bars, showers, and space for driving breaks and coach maintenance.

ArcelorMittal products: Cofraplus® 220, powder-coated cladding, and hot rolled structural sections

For this striking building, ArcelorMittal Construction supplied our Cofraplus® 220 additive flooring system, a deep-rolled composite floor profile with particularly high strength. Cofraplus® 220 enables spans of up to 9.0 m and is easy and quick to assemble due to its low weight. Cofraplus® 220 is compatible with steel, concrete, and wooden structures and is therefore an ideal flooring system for new buildings and renovations. Cofraplus® 220 is produced and profiled in ArcelorMittal's Contrisson plant in France, and it is sold across Europe via the ArcelorMittal Construction sales offices.

For the building envelope, ArcelorMittal Construction contributed facade cladding consisting of powder-coated slats produced in the Brehna plant. The slats allow for sufficient ventilation, which is an important fire protection requirement for the building's car park levels. The alternating arrangement of these steel slats on the various floors creates an aesthetic outer wall surface that fits elegantly into the cityscape.

The structural steel sections installed in the station and car park were also manufactured by ArcelorMittal and were delivered from Poland.

Project information

  • Leipzig
  • Germany
  • 2018
  • Architects:
    Gerber Architects Dortmund (Planning)
    Schneider Architekten (Implementation)
  • Engineering firm:
    Lantzsch Ingenieure (Structure)
  • Contractor:
    GP Papenburg Hochbau GmbH
  • Client:
    S&G Development GmbH
  • Text:
    ArcelorMittal Germany & Constructalia
  • Photos:
    ArcelorMittal Construction Germany