This is the “Augsburger Allgemeine” reported in its Monday edition. In the office of the Federal President of the fire protection must be therefore brought up to date. In the Schloss Bellevue, are at Work on the roof, in addition, the technology of the building needs to be modernised.

for all the construction projects of the Federal government, the competent Federal office for building and regional planning (BBR) confirmed that both buildings need to be set in the coming years to maintain. When the construction works start, is therefore not yet clear.

search for new accommodation

According to the Federal office, there are currently “first considerations”, among other things, feasibility studies. “The nature and extent of the necessary remedial measures to be developed in the course of 2019 the beginning of the planning phase,” said a spokeswoman.

Currently running, however, according to “Augsburger Allgemeine” already the search for an equally representative as suitable property in the capital, where the Federal President do his job and the state can receive guests. The majority of its approximately 180 employees will also be accommodated.

cost: mid three-digit million sum

In the budget Committee of the Bundestag, it is estimated the cost for the comprehensive construction measures to a medium three-digit million amount, the construction period should therefore be at least three years.

Anyway, the office of the Federal President after 20 years of “too small” and “nonfunctional”, to criticize deputies. There are too few offices, the kitchen is not geared for larger receptions. Therefore, there are Considerations to increase in the context of the renovation of the office to one floor to create additional offices.

“Now, the technology failed after”

In the castle of Bellevue must be not only the roof but also the entire technology. So there is today no functioning air conditioning, which have larger receptions and state banquets, a significant impact, in addition, the heating would have to be fully renewed.

“The castle was only made out in the broad functional,” said a member of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. “Now the technology fails.” The castle had been rebuilt under the Federal President, Horst Köhler, in the years 2004 and 2005 for around € 24 million and modernized.

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