Milan Innovation District (MIND)

Milan, Italy

Milan Innovation District (MIND) is a 100-hectare mixed use redevelopment, aiming to become a world leading science, knowledge, and technology hub with an estimated development end value of $3.6 billion*. Housed on Milan’s famed Expo 2015 site, the design, construction and delivery bring together the entire breadth of Lendlease’s end to end capabilities. It embodies our view on the future of urbanisation: more sustainable, connected, and smarter.

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Milan Innovation District (MIND)

Milan, Italy
Completion Date
Estimated 2032*
Project Categories
Development, Construction, Investment & Digital
Project Structure
Public Private Partnership (PPP)
Estimated Value
$3.6 billion total estimated development end value*
Sustainability Rating
All buildings targeting minimum LEED Gold

* Estimated project value, details and completion date reported in Lendlease Annual Report 2021.

Project outcome

Creating a community hub of commercial, residential, retail, technology and placemaking.

The goal for Lendlease is to create a healthy, diverse, and vibrant community with people at its core – a mixed use district where digital technologies enhance connections, promote the exchange of knowledge, and improve people’s lives.

With a strong focus on sustainability and innovation, MIND aims to be a zero-carbon precinct. The project has already made progress to deliver this commitment with the selection of its energy partners who are leaders in their field of competence. A private smart grid, as well as a new generation low temperature and high efficiency district heating and cooling network, are being developed for the site. Renewable electricity will come from a variety of sources, including on site production from solar panels.

MIND represents an excellent opportunity for CPP Investments to extend our relationship with an experienced existing global partner.
- Andrea Orlandi, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Investments – Europe, CPP Investments