Where history meets modernity
Stylish, representative, and protected as a historic monument: This is how the converted «Hauptpost Basel» on Freie Strasse in Basel will present itself from around mid-2025. The historic commercial building will be sustainably renovated and carefully expanded in collaboration with the local preservation authority. A new meeting and working ecosystem will be created. A place where people feel at home - and where history and the present shake hands. The historical transformation is being accompanied by the renowned Basel-based architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron. MORE »

From department store to department store
Built in the 14th century as a department store became later the heart of the Basel Post Company. The distinctive listed building on Freie Strasse in Basel could tell many stories - and will shine in new splendour from around mid-2025.

Herzog & de Meuron combine history with modernity
The Basel-based architecture firm is guiding the historic building through its transformation. Herzog & de Meuron are planning an open and inviting design for the entire first floor. The technical floors on the first and second floors in the inner courtyard area will be removed. In the style of the former atrium, a roofed patio will be created that will bring daylight down to the first floor and act as a link between the passage and the counter hall. In the former counter hall on the ground floor as well as on the mezzanine floor, around 1,500 m² of retail space is being created for uses such as boutiques, service businesses and gastronomy. The upper floors are reserved for 5,000 m² of prestigious office space. In addition, an attic floor is being built with a terrace and surrounding glazing, which offers a 360-degree view of Basel's old town.

The changing face of Freie Strasse
Currently, Freie Strasse and the surrounding alleys are undergoing extensive renovation. The city of Basel is taking the opportunity for an attractive redesign. By 2023, an inviting pedestrian zone for strolling, experiencing, enjoying, living and working will be created - and «Hauptpost Basel» will be right at its centre.

RETAIL AND OFFICE SPACE IN
THE HEART OF BASEL FROM APPROX. SUMMER 2025
YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION 1376/78
TOTAL SPACE 7'900 m²
FLOORS 7
OFFICE SPACE 5'000 m²
RETAIL SPACE 1'500 m²
READY FOR OCCUPANCY mid-2025

OFFER

The Passage as the centerpiece
The heart of the building is a high-quality Passage with a number of key functions: It connects Freie Strasse to Gerbergasse and provides access to the upper floors. The area provides access to four elevators and invites customers and employees to spend time, drink coffee, read the paper or having a chat with the barista. The reception lobby is designed to impress. This arrival zone, which can also be accessed by taxis, will be an architectural masterpiece and a prelude to the experience of the entire building.

OFFICE SPACE

Prestigious office space on floors 1 to 5
A new light-flooded inner courtyard surrounds the office spaces, which extend from the 1st to 5th floor. A total of 5,000 m2 of well-designed flexible city office space is available. The top two floors also offers special areas with outdoor access and a stunning view, which can be used individually.

RETAIL AND GASTRONOMY SPACE

Retail and gastronomy space on new promenade in Basel
Following the redevelopment of Freie Strasse, «Hauptpost Basel» can now also score with over 1,500 m² of retail space on the ground floor. The careful refurbishment of the main post office space has opened up new insights for the public into the unique rooms, some of which are more than nine meters high and protected as historic monuments. Partial areas of 250 m² and more are possible in the modern designed sales areas. Gastronomy use is also conceivable. On a mezzanine floor, expansion possibilities show the flexibility of the spaces. Storage areas and toilet facilities with break rooms can be organized in the basement.

Floor
Rental space
Use
Floor plan
Ground floor
1‘414 m²
Retail
Intermediate floor
560 m²
Retail
1st floor
1‘341 m²
Office
2nd floor
1'717 m²
Office
3rd floor
1'667 m²
Office
4th floor
490 m²
Office / Attic event room / Storage space
5th floor
181 m²
Gastro / Office / Event

LOCATION

Prestigious location in the old town
In the middle of Basel on the newly designed Freie Strasse promenade, the property previously used as the main post office extends across Freie Strasse, Gerbergasse and Rüdengasse.
«Hauptpost Basel» is perfectly positioned between the new Globus and brands such as Hermes, Apple, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.

Employees can reach the main train station by tram within 6 minutes. In addition, numerous fixed-price parking spaces in the new «Kunstmuseum» car park are available for «Hauptpost Basel» tenants.

Distances

SBB Bahnhof Basel
10 min
Messeplatz
11 min
EuroAirport
26 min
Zurich main station
1 h 10 min
Paris
3 h 25 min
Basel City Hall
2 min
Marktplatz (Station)
2 min
Barfüsserplatz (Station)
3 min
SBB Bahnhof Basel
15 min
Messeplatz
20 min

CONTACT

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    CBRE Switzerland
    Picassoplatz 8
    4052 Basel


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    PARTNER REAL ESTATE AG
    Rämistrasse 8
    8001 Zürich
    +41 44 266 68 50

    PARTNER REAL ESTATE AG
    Aeschengraben 29
    4051 Basel
    +41 61 225 42 98

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