BONN The new Haribo store on Friesdorfer Straße is starting to take shape. The building is scheduled for completion in March. Construction work on new rental apartments and the Bad Godesberg police station will follow.
It looks as if the Gummi Bear maker could move to its new home in April of 2019. The new Haribo factory outlet on Friesdorfer Straße is already taking shape. "We expect the building to be completed in March," said Achim Carl from project developer Hafa GmbH.
The 25,000 square meter site between Friesdorfer, Weißenburg- and Truchseßstraße is currently a place of major construction. The new office and production site of the Sicat company, which offers software and hardware solutions for dental practices and laboratories, is growing in the northern area. There the ground floor is finished, now the next floor will be built. Hafa has sold this part of the site, and Sicat GmbH is responsible for the construction in this area, explains Carl. He estimates that everything will be ready by the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.
Overseeing the construction of the new Haribo factory outlet on the central part of the site is the Hafa group. Soon, gummy bears will be sold there in a showroom with around 1000 square meters.
Apartments and police station
Once the factory outlet is established in its new home and the old building on the third section of the site has been demolished, the last measure will begin: According to Carl, around 90 apartments will probably be built there in summer of 2019. The Bad Godesberg police station will also to be located there, with 90 policemen working on three floors. However, it will take some time before the law enforcement officers can move from Zeppelin Straße to Friesdorfer Straße. This will probably be possible "at the end of 2020, beginning of 2021", says Carl.
In addition to the rental apartments and police station, there will also be room for three small shops, but those tenants have not yet been determined. "We already have inquiries." Generally speaking, these could include a bakery, butcher, hairdresser, flower shop or even a kiosk. Important is that the small shops meet the needs of the residents who live in the area. "That was also very important to the city.”
Work on the site began in mid-2017. At that time, the old Haribo factory buildings were demolished. According to Carl, the Hafa Group is investing a total of more than 30 million euros there.
Orig. text: Ayla Jacob, Translation: ck