Hamburg Airport and its partner Goldbeck laid the foundation stone Monday (November 8) for a new 9,500 square metre centre building housing the German Federal Police, federal state police, customs and new office building on the site of the former freight yard. The building is due to go into operations in early 2018.
Three security agencies under same roof
Alexander Laukenmann, Managing Director of Hamburg Airport, noted: “An airport never stands alone. It can only fulfil its tasks in close co-operation with all the authorities and service providers. Security is a top priority. So I am delighted to soon be able to offer our partners rooms that ease and support our daily collaboration. The centre has been developed jointly with German Federal Police, federal state police and customs.” Over 400 employees will work in the new centre, which is expected to meet the highest security requirements in terms of both construction and equipment.
EUR 35 million for modern building
Hamburg Airport is also planning a new operations building for ground handling services near the south runway. The building will house the administration, locker rooms and control rooms as well as offices with direct access to the runway. A canteen and gym are also being developed there for ground handling staff as part of internal health programmes. Hamburg Airport is investing a total of EUR 35 million which include costs of preparatory measures and for demolishing old buildings and redirecting lines. Prefabricated building parts are being used to speed up construction.
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