Legal zoning plan no. 5.3 "Langen Clinic"

Langen, Germany, since 2017

Construction projects on the Asklepios Clinic grounds rely in terms of planning law on a legal zoning plan that is now somewhat out of date, since it was approved in 1969. Since 2017, AS+P has been the lead on preparing a new plan with current needs.

  • Client: Asklepios Kliniken Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Timeframe: since 2017
  • Planning Area: 7 ha
  • Use: Healthcare sector
doctors’ center on the clinic grounds
doctors’ center on the clinic grounds

The former district hospital, which since 2002 has been run by private clinic operator "Asklepios Kliniken", is located on the north-eastern outskirts of the city of Langen. In its function as a clinic offering acute and regular medical care, it provides a large proportion of the emergency care services for the district around Offenbach. Furthermore, the clinic is a teaching hospital affiliated to Frankfurt University.

Since 2002 there has been repeated alteration and extension work carried out at the clinic. Some of the construction work conducted over the last few years corresponds only in part to the stipulations of Legal Zoning Plan No. 5 dating from 1969 and pertaining to the clinic. For this reason various activities were only possible by first obtaining special waivers.

entrance to the clinic grounds
entrance to the clinic grounds
excerpt from the Regional Land Use Plan
excerpt from the Regional Land Use Plan

In order to be able to ensure the ongoing operation of the clinic and the provision of medical care for the population, in particular with regard to mental health, extensions to the clinic are once again necessary that make revision of and amendments to the legal zoning plan imperative. With regard to how the legal zoning plan is drawn up, current, as well as medium and long-term plans, not to mention the extension potential and development possibilities for a timeframe of 10 to 15 years need to be taken into consideration.

AS+P has been responsible for developing the legal zoning plan since early 2017: In addition to the preparation of a usage concept in spring 2017 and a preliminary design based on this, the legal site planning services also include agreement between peer reviewers on traffic, noise, drainage, and nature conservation. In this regard, we rely on a network of reliable and competent partners who provide the requisite expertise.