ELA supplies DB travel center and construction office for Paderborn station

Deutsche Bahn's interim travel center in Paderborn will ensure customer service during the construction period.


Responsible ELA location

Haren (Ems)

Type and number of containers

24 ELA office and sanitary containers

Usable space

360 m²


Travel centre and construction management office

Colour / floor

Outer walls: Pebble grey, RAL 7032

Inner walls and ceiling: white

Floor: grey

Extra equipment

Split air-conditioning and heating units, acoustic ceiling panels, mobile ELA concrete foundations, LED lighting, smoke alarms, lightning protection system, escape route signage, reinforced floor, changing rooms

Purchased or leased


Duration of use

24 months


With this two-storey mobile room solution comprising 24 ELA office containers for a total space of 360 m², ELA is supporting the ongoing large-scale construction project at Paderborn Central Station, which will be torn down and completely rebuilt within a period of three years.

Until the new railway station with connected hotel is finished, the travel centre functions and the Deutsche Bahn customer area will be housed on the ground floor of the ELA system, whilst offices and lounges for Bremer AG, the company in charge of construction, will be located on the upper floor. The system will likely be rented for two years.

The large-scale project in Paderborn is coordinated from the offices on the upper floor.

Customers will find ticket machines, Deutsche Bahn advisory services, the usual shops and any other standard services in the temporary building. The sanitary facility comprises special containers with electric sliding doors, providing barrier-free access. A fresh air system with external unit ensures a pleasant indoor environment in the customer area and the sanitary facility. Acoustic panels in the highly frequented travel centre reduce the noise level.

The ELA room system provides the construction company with state-of-the art offices, lounges and conference rooms on the upper floor. 

All of the usual customer services can be provided throughout construction.
Despite the many parties involved, the planning and implementation of this major project went quite smoothly.
Kevin Hartmann
ELA Area Sales Manager

The ELA team’s experience from many different projects also came in very handy in Paderborn.

Do you need more space? Then you can request a container now or get advice from your specialist consultant in your region! 

Specialist consultant on site