Meringer Tafel finds new home at Ludwig Leuchten
The lease between the market Mering and Ludwig Leuchten for the blackboard is in the bag: expert mayor Hans-Dieter Kandler and Florian Möckel, managing director of Ludwig Leuchten signed it on 20 June, from 1 August it comes into force. The Tafel is thus already the second social institution on the company premises of the Meringer lighting specialist. It will be housed in Plant 1 on Zettlerstraße. At plant 2 in the spring street <link www.ludwig-leuchten.de/presse/artikel/meringer-unternehmen-kooperiert-mit-caritas/ _blank external-link-new-window "Opens external link in new window "> since September 2016 a branch office of the Ulrichswerkstätten </ link>, which is supported by the department of disability assistance of the CAB Caritas Augsburg Betriebssträger gGmbH (CAB).
On an area of around 240 square meters, a warehouse for food and an issuing office will be created on the premises of the Meringer lighting specialist. The former factory hall offers the best construction conditions. In the old premises of the board, the heavy-duty shelves in the storage room sank again and again, dowels did not stop on the walls. And also the space problem can finally be solved. Especially in the weddings of the wave of refugees it was often scarce for the increasing number of table customers - who had to wait outside in the yard before the Tafelladen was exposed to wind and weather. This will not happen in the future. The new premises are rented by the market Mering monthly for a low five-digit amount. It is also possible to rent an extra room of 168 square meters. Here furniture and other items could be stored that are needed by needy people such as Hartz IV recipients, low-income families, single parents or senior citizens.
Almost two years went by; until recently, the project threatened to delay further. The reason for this is that the areas on the first floor are not accessible to people with disabilities, because a passenger elevator is missing. Converting the goods lift, however, would have become extremely expensive. A pragmatic solution ensured that the Landratsamt granted the permit anyway: people in need of assistance should be able to make themselves felt via a doorbell with an intercom, which is installed on the ground floor in a well-accessible location.
Ludwig Leuchten is happy to have taken the next step. "I respect the great social commitment of Ingrid Engstle. She has applied admirable tenacity and patience for this project - and without knowing for sure how it would go on, "says Florian Möckel, managing director of Ludwig Leuchten. "At last we can start planning the conversion." Who takes over which tasks will be closely coordinated with the Mering market over the next few weeks. Some requirements for fire protection - such as an escape route over the roof - are still to be fulfilled. "Our goal is that the work will be completed by the end of the year and ideally the board can move into its new premises as early as October."