Leverkusen Gyms will soon be available again for schools and clubs. The city concentrates refugee accommodation in four locations. The number of homeless people is also expected to increase.
The gymnasiums in Heinrich-Brüning-Strasse, Görresstrasse and Bergisch Neukirchen are again available for school and club sports after the summer holidays. The buildings temporarily used by the refugees have been empty since mid-July. The necessary dismantling measures are currently being coordinated, reports the city administration.
According to distribution statistics, Leverkusen is obliged to accept approximately 600 people. Additionally, planners anticipate a growing need for homeless housing. Accordingly, adequate capacities must be provided for refugees and displaced persons, and all planned sites, including the site of the former Auermühle swimming pool, must be included, the statement said.
Office building Olof-Palme-Strasse
In mid-July, 80 Ukrainian refugees were accommodated on the ground floor of the building located on Olof Palm Street. The normal occupancy capacity is designed for 230 people.
Container location at Heinrich-Lübke-Strasse 140a In mid-July, 80 Ukrainian refugees were housed in Heinrich-Lübke-Strasse 140. As of September, the second building can occupy another 80 people. This means that this site has a capacity of 160 people. Also residing there are people from the dementia flat who share im Dorf 81.
Accommodation in Heinrich-Claes-Strasse Containers are created there. Completion is expected in mid-September. After that, 80 people can be accommodated on site.
Oermuehle Containers for 480 people are being built there. The first containers are expected to be available from mid-September.
The Merziger Straße site will be emptied by the end of September. From January 2023, the containers there will be used by the school. Classes there will begin in April 2023. The four new locations will provide 950 places.
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