A radical refurbishment and modernization of the branch in Thessaloniki was conducted along with repair works on the bearing structure due to the damages caused by the earthquake in 1978. Slabs and vertical elements were repaired with the application of epoxy binder injections. A new layout and refurbishment of all toilet facilities was conducted, including plumbing and sewerage.
The air-conditioning system and all electrical installations in all main areas of the basement were modernized. New ventilation and CCTV systems were installed at the basement. Works also included the construction of a new fire-extinguishing 4-zone network with fire detectors and sprinklers in the whole building. It is worth mentioning that the building is listed as an important neoclassical preserved one. All works were carried out with the branch in full operation and always with respect to the monumental character of the building.
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