A new crèche is to open in rue Marshall in Bonnevoie by May 2019, as an annex to an existing crèche.
The mayor of the city of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer and the minister for family and integration, Corinne Cahen symbolically laid down the first bricks of the new building in Bonnevoie on Friday, 22 September.
In spring 2019, 81 children can be accommodated in the new building which will be located next to the old building, according to a Ville de Luxembourg press release (pdf).
The plan was established in July 2014 with costs estimated at €7,531,689.30.
The architect firm Georges Reuter planned a round, two-part construction to create a fluid link with the old building. The first part will be located at the rue Marshall site and will contain technical and administration offices as well as an educational kitchen and paddling pool.
Six groups of children will be placed in the second building. According to their age group, they will be spread across two levels: children from 2 to 4 will be at the ground floor. Babies and toddlers, from the age of 0 to 2, will be on the 1 floor.
According to an article published in LeQuotidien, Polfer noted that like other recently opened crèches, all access to playgrounds will be stair-free to guarantee better development.