The neighbourhood is transforming very positively in recent years. The third level institution, HTW - University for
Technology and Economics - with its 15,000 students is a new neighbour opposite the Behrens Ufer and is also using the building within the Behren Ufer complex. Dominating the property is the Behrens Building with its listed headquarters and tower. Initially a car plant from 1917, in recent decades it has seen the production of consumer electronics with Samsung. The vision for the property is for a mixed use development of high quality and urban feel – with new streets, public spaces and residential usages.