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A new school for Copenhagen Hospitality College is on its way

Copenhagen Hospitality College (Hotel- og Restaurantskolen) has entered into an agreement with PensionDanmark regarding the development of a new school and a comprehensive gastronomic campus area on the plot where the school is currently situated in Valby, Copenhagen. Colliers has facilitated the agreement between the parties and has acted as commercial advisor for Copenhagen Hospitality College.

Copenhagen Hospitality College and domestic pension fund PensionDanmark can now present a joint vision regarding the construction of a new district in Valby, Copenhagen. PensionDanmark has acquired the plot on which the present school is situated and is responsible for the development, containing a 14,800 sq m new first-class school building (excl. basement) and an attractive campus area, benefitting both students and local environment. 313 youth residences, 76 social housing units, 46 family homes and a small commercial area are expected to be established on the campus area. The high focus on the buildings’ sustainability is manifested in an ambition, at the minimum, to obtain a DGNB-Gold certification.

”Our goal is to attract far more students to the courses and educations such as professional chef, waiter/waitress, open-faced sandwich maker and caterer, hotel receptionist, nutrition assistant, baker and confectioner, tenth grade and EUX. With the project, we would like to create a visible and ambitious power house with focus on the food, sensuousness, and hosting. The location close to the many Copenhagen restaurants and hotels is ideal. Our present facilities far from live up to our ambitions, and we are now making large-scale investments in the creation of the future Copenhagen Hospitality College, vitalising our skills through workshop-oriented and practice-orientated training and education,” says chairman of Copenhagen Hospitality College, Allan L. Agerholm.

A large group of employees from the hotel, restaurant and tourism professions are shareholders of domestic pension fund PensionDanmark, and it gives an additional dimension to the already attractive project with a new district facing Vigerslev Allé in Valby.

”We would like to give future generations an amazing place to both live and be educated within the skilled trades, which have been developing rapidly in Denmark during the last 15-20 years. With our standards for a sustainable construction, we guarantee that local quality materials with a low climate footprint will be used, so that we are creating a district, which both gives attractive return on investment on our members’ pension savings and raises the bar for training and education of the future skilled workers to reach the world elite, which more and more Danish restaurants are a part of these last couple of years,” says Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO at PensionDanmark.

In the coming years, Copenhagen Hospitality College and PensionDanmark, together with architects Juul Frost Arkitekter, the mastermind behind the development of the project, will act together in the development plans for the new district. The project will be included in a new local plan for the site, and the City of Copenhagen and the Ministry of Children and Education are to approve the plans, before they can be carried out. Depending on the process, the construction is expected to be completed within 4-5 years and will in total represent an investment value of DKK 1bn.

For further information, please see the press release (in Danish) via this link.


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