The crowning glory will be the SCHULBAU Salon & Trade Fair in the capital from 8 to 9 November 2023. New construction, renovation, conversion or expansion are essential instruments of the Berlin School Construction Offensive (BSO). This will significantly improve the city’s school infrastructure and create sufficient school places in the capital Berlin.
The Berlin School Construction Offensive is the largest investment project of the last and current legislative period in the capital. It is intended to further reduce the backlog of school renovations and to build new schools for the growing city. With the start of the school construction offensive in 2016, the goal was set to invest more than 550 million euros per year in Berlin schools in the medium term. Since 2016, spending has steadily increased and since 2021, the sub-target has been achieved with spending of over 654 million euros.
In the summer of 2021, the Senate had decided to provide as much as 700 million euros per year for school construction and maintenance in the future. Be part of it, inform yourself and shape and network with a view to the future!
Since there is an urgent need for refurbishment in many places at Hamburg’s now 473 schools, the annual budget for school construction has been steadily increased since 2011. In the 2023/24 double budget, 845 million euros have been earmarked for this purpose, which will be used to optimise everyday school life.
Hamburg’s educational institutions are currently attended by around 260,000 pupils. Compared to the previous year, there are 6,060 more children, which is particularly noticeable in the first classes. In addition, 4,726 Ukrainian children were distributed among Hamburg’s school classes last year, and a further increase can be expected this year. Therefore, not only the premises but also the staff numbers need to be adjusted. For this reason, the majority of the budget will be used for the construction of new and the renovation of old school buildings. To this end, 29 school sports halls, 21 classrooms and 24 canteens for the extensively used all-day provision are to be completed by the end of 2023. Furthermore, 542 new jobs for teachers will be created.
Another major topic is climate-friendly school construction, for which the use of heat pumps, automatically controlled heating systems, solar and green roofs is planned. These and other methods for energy reduction will be presented at the SCHULBAU Salon & Fair on 19 and 20 September 2023.