Refurbishing the Amperoase no longer makes economic sense.
The Brucker Stadtwerke therefore want to demolish the indoor swimming pool and build it again.
Fürstenfeldbruck - In a closed meeting, the administrative board of the municipal utilities had already discussed the issue and unanimously approved the new building.
The decision was kept secret until the Brucker meeting at the city council on Tuesday evening, but was then presented.
Stadtwerke managing director Jan Hoppenstedt explained the current status of the indoor pool: “From an economic point of view, further repairs to the current indoor pool are no longer justifiable.
In the past few months we have repaired various damage and at the same time carried out an extensive inventory with external experts. ”A major need for renovation was identified.
In addition, new and unpredictable construction defects appear: Be it the utility and shower water technology, the pool construction, the filter systems, the fire protection, the sanitary facilities, the ventilation in the slide tower or the control technology for the control of the underfloor heating, the district heating and the pool water temperature - these and other components would have to be renewed.
“As a result, the renovation costs are no longer calculable for us,” says Hoppenstedt.
The question is increasingly justified as to whether a new building with a contemporary cubature would not make more sense.
A technical feasibility study and various investment calculations clearly speak in favor of a new building - there are then no restrictions due to the old structure.
"I also see the overwhelming advantages of a new system over the existing one."
A commissioned study analyzed the existing structure of the building and compared the expected investment costs of a general renovation with those of a new building.
Both construction measures generate costs of 18 to 20 million euros.
"From an energetic and spatial point of view, a renewal is the right solution. We can use the current area optimally with the new building and the ice surface should continue to be available without restrictions," says Hoppenstedt.
The architecture would be adapted to today's times with an improved spatial concept and with this investment sum one could build a compact pool with a 25-meter sports pool, children's pool and an attractive sauna area.
“After a planning and construction period of around three to four years, we will have an indoor swimming pool with energy-efficient technology and the most modern pool construction in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
The synergies between indoor and outdoor pools will continue to exist and can be increased, ”continues Hoppenstedt.
Renovation of the indoor pool
Renovation of the indoor pool
The leisure and family pool - built and opened in the 1970s - was last renovated and modernized between 1994 and 1995.
After more than 50 years of operation, the existing structure of the leisure facility requires another thorough renovation.
In addition, the nested rooms and the limited space available for the operating technology make the renovation work more difficult.
Similar to a new building, a planning and construction time of around 48 months must be expected for a renovation.
“Despite various renovation measures, there is still the possibility of finding further damage in the structure.
Because the indoor swimming pool and the technology used have reached the end of their life cycle, ”notes Hoppenstedt.
On the other hand, a new building offers an important positive aspect: in addition to a similar range of sports pools, teaching pools, children's pools and saunas, modern, energy-efficient technology is used that will last for the next 20 to 30 years.
Those responsible at the municipal utilities can now start planning the new construction.
For the period when the indoor swimming pool is closed for around two years, alternatives are currently being sought.
Mayor and Stadtwerke supervisory board chairman Erich Raff welcomes the approval of the city council members: “The decision-making process was difficult and cost us a lot of time and effort.
I am all the more satisfied that I have found an amicable solution.
With the new construction of the indoor swimming pool, we have long-term, attractive leisure activities for the city and the surrounding area. "
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