There are currently around 150 refugees staying on Wohlfahrtsstraße in Bochum. The old residential buildings were built in the 1980s and 1990s and only had communal kitchen and bathroom areas. The ‘Amt für Soziales und Wohnen’ (social and domestic office) repaired this with extensive reconstruction measures in 2014. SANI provided rooms so that people could have a place to live even during the reconstruction phase.
The mobile living facilities we installed consisted of 29 containers with a living room, kitchen and bathroom, as well as four laundry and power supply containers. Overall, we provided 62 containers for this project. The system was designed in such a way that there is not only room for the current inhabitants, but that new arrivals or people living in other facilities could also be housed here. Our team – made up of four fitters and a specialised electrician – fitted all of the living containers with enhanced soundproofing in order to guarantee privacy for the individual inhabitants. In addition, all containers had the option for a SAT antenna to be installed.
31 trailer trucks and four cranes were required for the delivery (a 120 tonne telecrane, an 80 tonne telecrane and two 60 tonne telecranes). In cooperation with all involved, the difficult basic conditions, such as the creation of a completely new infrastructure on the premises, the relocation of auditing and the small space, were successfully overcome.