Cham Paper Group Switzerland Inc.
Address: Fabrikstrasse, CH-6330 Cham
Phone +41 41 785 33 33

Real estate sector

A factory site is becoming a new quarter

After relocating its paper production to its Italian mills, the Cham Paper Group is focusing on research and development work, product sales and holding company activities in Cham. This has created space for a new project on its former factory site, an area steeped in tradition that makes up a sizeable portion of Cham town centre. The company has envisioned a new quarter in conjunction with the community of Cham. The Cham Paper Group laid the foundations for the redesign of the Papieri site in March 2012, when it submitted its application for rezoning, which the municipal council endorsed. Representatives of the landholder and the local authorities in Cham then worked closely together to design the 120,000-squaremetre site. Key interest groups and local residents were also involved in the process. Voters in Cham backed the plans for redeveloping the Papieri site in autumn 2016, with a ruling on approving the development and rezoning plans expected from Zug cantonal council in spring 2017.

Homes, offices and spaces for public use

Redeveloping the Papieri site is all about architectural variety. Iconic buildings are being repurposed, preserving the area’s links to its former life housing a paper mill. An attractive mix of homes, offices and spaces for public use will make it a popular meeting point for the entire Cham community. Energy efficiency is another key criterion, with the reconditioned hydraulic power station planned to meet a portion of the energy needs in the new quarter.

Interim use proves popular and the first permanent tenant moves in

It will be some time yet before the first residents begin living on the Papieri site. Until conversion and construction work gets under way, a host of temporary tenants are making use of the space that has been made available. More than 70 commercial tenants from all kinds of different sectors are now based on the premises. The income from this interim use is covering much of the project planning costs for the site’s redevelopment. The first permanent commercial tenant moved into the completely refurbished workshop building in autumn 2016.

Vote for rezoning

The clear backing that voters in Cham gave the plans to rezone and redevelop the Papieri site on 25 September 2016 marks the triumphant end to a planning phase that lasted over four years. The project to redevelop the Papieri site will see the real estate division evolve into the second key pillar of the Cham Paper Group over the next ten years.

Development of the Real Estate vision from 2015 onwards

In order to drive forward the development of the Papieri-Areal, the Cham Paper Group is developing a Real Estate team of its very own. Heading up this new division is Andreas Friederich, who has been a member of the Management Team at the Cham Paper Group since 1 July 2015. Andreas Friederich reports directly to the newly created Real Estate Committee that forms part of the Board of Directors. The Committee is made up of Philipp Buhofer and Niklaus Peter Nüesch, as well as external real estate experts. Claude Ebnöther will also supervise the development project and will take special responsibility for coordinating with the local authorities and government offices on a communal and cantonal level.


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Andreas Friederich
Ph +41 41 785 33 74