Just 6 weeks after the start of construction of Kongebrohuset (The King’s Bridge House), most of the 28 beautiful apartments on the Alssund have been sold. Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation and A. Enggaard A/S are pleased that there is both an interest and a market in apartments in Sønderborg, which are comparable in price and quality to desirable locations in Denmark's major cities.
Right from the early planning stages of Kongebrohuset, the interest in the project has been high. Over 200 interested buyers had registered in advance to receive a sales prospectus for the building. With only 28 apartments for sale, there was a distinct possibility that there would be competition for them. Early on in the project, the investors decided to leave the sales process to an external estate agent, who was given the task of ensuring a transparent and fair sales process which suited as many of the interested parties as possible.
Merete Lund Brock from the estate agent “home” in Sønderborg was chosen. After the initial round of the sales process, she was able to confirm that 46 purchase offers had been received. After careful checking of the offers, spread amongst the various apartments, lots were drawn between the buyers for those apartments which several had wanted. This left only five apartments without a buyer: four on the ground floor and a single top apartment. These apartments were subsequently offered for sale in the conventional way by “home”.
Following further dialogue with the buyers, a few chose to withdraw, to be replaced by new ones. On the 6th August there were signed agreements for 26 out of 28 apartments.
A. Enggaard and Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation, the two investors in Kongebrohuset, have been following the sale with great interest. Neither thought that the apartments would have been sold so quickly.
Peter M. Clausen, Chairman of Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation, expresses his pleasure with the project and said:
When we had Frank Gehry in Sønderborg in 2008 presenting his idea for the development of the Town’s Harbour, many considered it a utopian dream to achieve his aims with the various buildings. But here we are 12 years later, close to realising them all. I think that's great. It helps to put Sønderborg on the map of Denmark and prove that here we can and will develop… even if we have to do it ourselves. With an attractive waterfront, Sønderborg has become waterfront Denmark rather than back of beyond Denmark. Kongebrohuset is a great example that we should take courage and set the bar high.Peter M. Clausen, Bitten & Mads Clausen‘s Foundation
All that is left for future homeowners in Kongebrohuset to do is to stand back and watch the construction take shape between Alsik and Videnshuset. The building will vary between 3 and 7 storeys high and will be built in brick from Egernsund brickworks, so it blends into the harbour environment with the Barracks in the background. The construction of these unique apartments will take one and a half years with the buyers moving in at the turn of the year 2021/2022.
More about the project can be read at the link below, where sales material is available as downloads.