A lot of effort: In order to be prepared for flooding, the foundation of the Rewe store in Neuhaus is being built with a so-called black waterproofing. © Thomas Plettenberg
Construction was halted before it had even begun. Now the construction site for the Rewe store in Neuhaus is up and running again.
Neuhaus – The rainy weeks in March and April have once again slowed down the construction of the new Rewe store in Neuhaus a little. But since the sun has been shining permanently, things have "really taken off" on the construction site, as project planner Dieter Aue from Geretsried says. Currently, the work that caused the long delay is underway: the construction of the foundation and the floor slab. As reported, it had to be rescheduled because the building would be flooded during an extreme flood, which statistically only occurs every 1000 years. So the developer decided to make everything waterproof. Until the planning for this was in place, the construction site was also in place.
Concrete, bitumen foil, concrete: this is how it should be waterproof
After the earthworks and compaction work have been completed, a first layer of concrete is laid, on which the so-called black waterproofing, a water-impermeable bitumen film, is then applied. A separate company is on site for this step. This is followed by another layer of concrete before the floor slab is finished. According to Aue, the procedure takes about five weeks, twice as long as for conventional buildings of this size.
Project planner: half of the apartments are gone, the supermarket is also sold, Rewe leases
Next, it's time to go up. However, it will probably be 2025 before people in Neuhaus can shop in the new Rewe store, a good year later than planned. Of the 20 apartments that are being built above the supermarket, about half have been sold, according to Aue. They are between 68 and 166 square meters in size. Certainly not uninteresting in these times: The system is heated with an air-source heat pump, which is supposed to cover about 75 percent of the demand. A gas condensing boiler, supported by a hot water solar system, will take care of the rest.
Opening probably not until 2025
Incidentally, the builder will not keep the market in his ownership either. It goes to an investor. However, this does not change the long-term commitment that Rewe contractually assures. With the last handover of the keys, however, the project sponsor says goodbye to Neuhaus - and hopefully leaves behind a neat building with the full-range retailer, for which the Neuhausers have been waiting for well over a decade. "We're all looking forward to the champagne corks popping at the opening," says Aue.
The Neuhausers should then be able to save themselves the trips to the Edeka stores in Aurach or Schliersee. The Rewe in Neuhaus will be the third in the Schlierach/Leitzach valley after those in Miesbach and Hausham. With 800 square meters of retail space, however, it is significantly smaller. A bakery with a café is also planned.