Allreal is currently developing a mixed-use area consisting of residential housing, service providers and trade/retail on a plot of land between Wallisellen railway station and the shopping centre in Glatt. This area was previously used for industrial purposes and has been disused for around 20 years.
The plot, which has been fully owned by Allreal since April 2007, has a total area of 72,000 square metres.
Since March 2010, the company has been constructing an attractive district consisting of a residential area (rental and owner-occupied houses) for approximately 1,200 residents, as well as offices and shops providing more than 3,000 jobs.
The perimeter block developments, with five full floors and an attic, reflect the generous and independent character of the neighbourhood and the high-quality housing and jobs.
In addition, this type of structure also allows for the creation of noise-protected courtyard parks.
A pleasant urban design featuring squares, avenues, arcades and residential streets has been developed for the public area. All buildings meet the Minergie standard.
The Richti-Areal has excellent connections for both public transport - tram, bus and Glattalbahn light rail - and individual motorised transport.
A private design plan was required for the Richti-Areal to ensure that the plot can also be used as a residential area in addition to the existing permissible industrial, service and commercial purposes.
This included planning laws and an indicative project. It was reviewed by the municipal and cantonal authorities and approved by a large majority of voters in the Wallisellen municipality in June 2009.