The Ihme-Zentrum is a big residential, business and shopping center in Hanover between the Linden and Calenberger Neustadt quarters. It is located west at the bank of the Ihme river.
It has a commercial and shopping areas of 60.000 m² and residential areas of 58.300 m² for about 860 apartments (about 2.400 persons) and 8.000 m² for about 450 students. There are 3 high buildings (about 20 floors) for residentials and one for commercial use.
In the early 2000s an investor, M.Engel, took over a large part of the shopping mall. In 2005 he succeeded in getting contracts to shops, so in 2006 the rebuilding of the mall started. The new concept is to have the main mall at street level with an additional level at the old (1st floor) mall. The new name for this project was Linden-Park, and it was planned to be opened in spring, 2009. In July 2006 the ownership changed from Engel to the American Carlyle Group which continued the rebuilding until end of 2008, when work was stopped.