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Cost explosion in the Zurich social centre

The confession was hidden at the very end of the media release: "The requested object credit is therefore higher than first thought", informed the city Council last December. At the time, he was informed about the reconstruction of the urban property rösch ibach road 24/26 in a social centre. Instead of the originally estimated 10 million renovation of the former Studio-building in Wipkingen costs suddenly 31 million Swiss francs.

the reason for the cost increase, according to The city Council: in accordance with the purchase in the year 2014 created state analysis have shown that "significantly deeper interventions are necessary than expected". In addition, the project perimeter has been extended to 16'000 square meters of floor space, and fire protection had to be renewed.

But no brush renovation

The renovation comes, therefore, to be almost equally expensive as the purchase. The city had purchased in 1985, this created a six-storey house in which there are 23 apartments, for 34 million Swiss francs. In the new social centre with 200 office jobs, all the customers should be taken care of lower and upper rhinestone detailing, Wipkingen Höngg and Affoltern. In addition, the Department refunds the Central and the Central Work - up and placement office, housed in the building. So can be saved according to the city Council an annual rent of 730'000 Swiss francs.

The explosion in Costs has alarmed mainstream politicians. the FDP and SVP reject the loan, such as from the request of the preparatory Committee. Thomas Schwendener (SVP) speaks of false pretenses. City officials had briefly claimed after the purchase, literally, the building was "brush painting finished". Schwendener: "A Flop, now it turns out. That you buy such a building, is wrong." The SVP-politician is convinced that there are cheaper Alternatives for a social centre, with intermediate solutions in an urban property, such as, for example, the Airgate in Zurich-North. More criticised Schwendener, social centre teams from Affoltern to Wipkingen need to rein in.

No case

"can't It be that you need again as much money for the Renovation as for the purchase," asks Andri silver Schmidt (FDP). Even the construction of a completely new social centre would be cheaper in the long run. That the cost of running the tag of an urban property from the rudder, is also not an isolated case, says Silberschmidt. It is reminiscent of the mid-April known more, for a cost of 13 million Swiss francs at the Congress house reconstruction. The no. of the FDP, the social centre credit he wants to know, therefore, as the Signal is understood: "In the case of such a conversion of loans to large caution is appropriate."

the approval comes from the SP, Green, AL, and GLP. If "little euphoric", as Ann-Catherine Nabholz (GLP) says. "The city has deceived the costs, but she admitted it too." The Alternatives to the planned conversion would be to hire expensive Foreign or no social centre. After all, the new center is centrally located and well developed. Patrick Hadi Huber (SP) finds it "ugly" to the city for the costs so thoroughly misjudged the situation. "You should pull for future cost estimates of the Lessons." But the basic target remains: costly third party rent to get rid of. After all, the city in the case of spare rösch ibach road this year, a substantial amount. In addition, the tag "is not a luxury solution, will be assured", as the city is credible. The cost per job would be in the new social centre in the urban comparison is even more deep.

ballot in November

The Parliament will not have the next Wednesday, only about 31 million, but also the 29 million Swiss francs for the Transfer of the property from the financial to the management of assets, wherein it is actual cost, rather, the house switches from a municipal real estate portfolio to the other. The total credit amounted to 60 million francs.

The last word to the voting public in November. Yes, the new could go to the social centre at the beginning of 2022 in operation. Currently, the house of traders and artists in between.


Created: 07.05.2019, 07:03 PM

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