New headquarters make room for growth
After 116 years at 49, Amaliegade, NORDEN’s headquarters moved even closer to the waterfront in June 2008 to new, lighter and airier surroundings with better staff facilities and – most importantly – far more space NORDEN’s new headquarters is located in the historical building called the Brewhouse (Bryghuset in Danish) in Tuborg Harbour at Strandvejen in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen.
Built in 1903, the Brewhouse in many ways resembles a fortress from the outside with its high granite plinth, solid masonry walls and four lanternlike corner towers. Inside the building, light floods through two large skylights which provide natural light inside the building through light openings at each individual floor in the inner atrium, which features balconies on all sides. The impression is enhanced by very high windows facing east. The Brewhouse was formerly a production building of the Tuborg brewery, but has been vacant since 1996, when Tuborg brewed its last beer in the old floor-to-roof copper kettles then housed inside the building.
The preservation-worthy building has undergone thorough restoration before it was ready for occupation. It has been fitted out according to NORDEN’s specifications. In addition, NORDEN has build an extension in excess of 1,000 square metres with elevators and additional office facilities. The new headquarters enables us to offer our employees modern – and future-proof – office facilities in an attractive environment close to the sea, which is, after all, our livelihood. The open office plan and the light openings between floors give a pleasant feeling of proximity and closeness between the departments. This truly enhance our internal collaboration. Our meeting facilities are also state of the art", says Carsten Mortensen. CEO.
The main access to the building is via the west facade, facing Strandvejen. From the reception area, there is access to a staff cafeteria seating about 100 people, a lounge area and access to the office floors on levels 2-6. The office floors are laid out in an open office plan, but with the possibility of establishing flexible office cells and individual meeting rooms in the northern end of the building. Each floor have kitchenettes, copy facilities and a cloakroom. Workstations are placed along the facades, and circulation areas are along the atrium balconies. There is a wide view of the Sound from the three top floors. At the south-eastern corner of the building, the existing canal will be extended,and the Brewhouse will thus be just 10 metres from the waterfront. Here, employees are able to enjoy their lunches outdoors in summer. Overall, NORDEN has more than 5,200 square metres at its disposal.
Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S's headquarters was from 1892 to 8 June 2008 located at No 49, Amaliegade in Copenhagen in a combination of owned and rented offices. The offices were near Amalienborg Palace and the Port of Copenhagen. NORDEN had about 1,600 square metres at its disposal at No 49, Amaliegade.
The number of employees at the headquarters of Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S grew drastically wherefore comprehensive rebuilding and extension of the office facilities were necessary. In the autumn of 2003 Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S inaugurated its latest additional office facilities in the basement of No 49, Amaliegade. The basement contained meeting room/emergency committee room and a conference room fully equipped with various technological equipment allowing for among other things video conferences, video and slide shows. Furthermore, for the benefit of the employees, a beautiful canteen, a modern kitchen, and last but not least a fitness room.