As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, given the fact that Banski dvori is a protected cultural asset, the Croatian Government used the opportunity to co-finance part of the renovation of the building with money from the European Union Solidarity Fund, which are funds available to the Republic of Croatia to help restore the earthquake-damaged cultural heritage.
The government has initiated the procedure of the public procurement of project-technical documentation and the complete renovation of Banski dvori, and it is clear from the tender documentation that the renovation project is being divided into two phases.
In the first phase, which will last for half a year, works on the construction of Banski dvori will be carried out and that part of the project will be co-financed by grants from the European Solidarity Fund. The second phase of the renovation of the Government headquarters building will last for two years from the date of signing the contract with the contractors engaged for the job.
During the works, all installations will be reconstructed (electrical installations, plumbing, sewerage…), the kitchen and restaurant on the ground floor of the building will be renovated, as will some of the ceremonial halls located on the first floor, and office spaces will be arranged in the attic. The Banski dvori building will also finally be fully adapted for people with mobility difficulties, which has been a long time coming.
Sanitary facilities adapted for people with disabilities will be properly and fully arranged, additional elevators will be installed, and the entrance part of the building will be adapted for people with mobility issues, as will all other parts of the renovated Banski dvori.
During the renovation process, the inner courtyard of the palace will be arranged, an irrigation system for the garden will be introduced, the fountain will be repaired, and wooden structures at the ceremonial entrance to the Palace will be restored, Jutarnji list writes.
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