A topping out ceremony for a new 6,000 square metre building for ground handling services has been held at Hamburg Airport Wednesday (March 01, 2017) attended by Harald Rösler, head of the district office of Hamburg-North, and building companies, a press release said.
Modern, custom-made building
The new building has space for over 1,000 ground service personnel managing baggage, passenger transport, cleaning and de-icing aircraft. The building is expected to go into operations in mid 2018. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, said: “Our concept for the new building provides a modern infrastructure with all the operative, administrative and lead divisions of HAM Ground Handlings under one roof. Short paths and the immediate vicinity to the workspace will help improve work procedures in ground handling services.”
EUR 35 million investment in modern airport buildings
Last November, Hamburg Airport and its partner Goldbeck laid the foundation stone for a new 9,500 square metre centre building housing the German Federal Police, federal state police, customs and a new office building on the site of the former freight yard. The building is due to go into operations in early 2018. The airport is investing a total of EUR 35 million in both buildings of which EUR 15 million is going towards the ground handling services building near the south runway. The overall sum includes 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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