Young persons centre set for Pétange, Luxembourg.

Tim Harrup

Work has just started on a major complex designed to accommodate children and young people in Luxembourg. Located at Pétange on the Batty Weber and Robert Krieps sites, and with a total cost estimated to be around 116 million Euros, the constructions will see the creation of a psychotherapeutic centre, a residential unit described as ‘socio-family’, unit with leisure activities included, a centre for babies and toddlers unable to live with their parents or be fostered, lodgings for autistic persons and handicapped parents, a medical centre and an administrative centre. A total of nine buildings is involved and the site extends to some 2.4 hectares.

Along with providing this much needed facility for Luxembourg, it is also intended that the centre plays its part in revitalizing the centre of Pétange, a commune located to the south-east of Luxembourg city in the region of Esch-sur-Alzette, and which is already the subject of a communal restructuring plan. The complex will be harmoniously integrated into the urban landscape and will be part of the green area to be planted. An underground car park for 92 cars will also be constructed.

A project of this size (to be constructed in four phases) clearly requires a large number of participants including Beng, Daedalus Engineering and Betic, Atelier du Sud and many others. Works are scheduled to be complete in 2025/26. The project manager in charge of the new facility is the Ministry of Public Works and Mobility.