Ljubljana, Maribor military barracks to be renovated

Ljubno ob Savinji – The Defence Ministry plans to renovate several military barracks. The costs of renovation of the Edvard Peperko Barracks in Ljubljana and the General Rudolf Maister Barracks in Maribor have been estimated at EUR 130 million.

The renovation is to improve energy efficiency of the buildings, its functionality and the working conditions.

New logistic capacities of the warehouses are planned along with new workshops and garages and training infrastructure.

The project will be funded under the act on the provision of funds for investments in the Slovenian Armed Forces in the 2021-2026 period, which was passed in 2020. The money will also be secured from EU cohesion funds.

According to director general of the logistics directorate at the ministry, Uroš Korošec, the Ljubljana barracks have not been renovated since the 1970, when they were built.

At the Ljubljana barracks, energy efficiency improvement work and interior renovation will be conducted, three new garages will be built along with new rooms for the command, two additional accommodation facilities, and solar power plants. The sewage system will be renovated.

The project is estimated at some EUR 70 million and the work is to be completed by October 2023.

In Maribor, the renovation of the General Rudolf Maister barracks will include new command and accommodation facilities and the construction of new warehouses, energy facilities and a gym.

The project will cost some EUR 60 million and is to be concluded in 2024 and 2025. The new facilities are to be built in 2025 and 2026.

According to Korošec, works will be simultaneously conducted at the barracks in Bohinjska Bela and Brnik. Recently, the Bač training grounds was renovated for about EUR 4.1 million.

Korošec said the Slovenian army would also have permanent berths at the port in Koper as soon as the third pier is constructed.