Bonn. For the Postbank, Bonn remains an important location. The company is to rent business facilities on the site of the former Bonn Center at the Bundeskanzlerplatz for the longterm.
For the Postbank, Bonn remains an important location. The company is to rent business facilities on the site of the former Bonn Center at the Bundeskanzlerplatz for the longterm. Even after merging with the private customers division of the Deutsche Bank, Bonn remains an important location for the Postbank. „We have just signed a longterm lease with the owner of the construction site of the Bonn Center at the Bundeskanzlerplatz“, said CEO Frank Strauß in an interview with the General-Anzeiger.
The company is making plans to employ a similar amount of staff as the Postbank currently employs in Bonn, at the moment, 3,500 people. „The construction is supposed to be finished by the end of 2021“, Strauß said. After that, the nine locations which are used by the Postbank headquarters in Bonn at the moment, will be vacated.
Blowing-up of the old Bonn Center
On March 15, 2017, at 11am, the former Bonn Center was blown up. The 60-meter and 18-floor building was detonated with 250 kilogram of explosives. Everything went according to plan. The demolition was observed by many onlookers, journalists from all over the country came to Bonn as well. The Bonn Center was one of the few remaining relics of Bonn’s times as Germany’s capital. The construction of three buildings and a high-rise block with a total of 60,000-70,000 square meters will commence at the start of this year, at the same spot where the Bonn Center was standing for decades.
Original text: Claudia Mahnke. Translation: Mareike Graepel