A former factory site makes way for an entire new district
Having shifted its production facilities elsewhere, the Cham Paper Group's activities in Cham will now focus on research and development, sales and product distribution and holding company activities. This created scope to create a development of a totally different type on the company's former factory site. The Cham Paper Group submitted an application for the rezoning of the Papieri-Areal back in March 2012 and it was this that marked the first step towards the revitalisation of the Papieri-Areal. Since then, the consortium of owners and the Municipality of Cham have been working in close collaboration for planning the site, which covers an area of 120,000 square metres. Also included in the planning process are the most important stakeholders and the population of Cham itself.