Caretaker Services

The V1 housekeeping service carries out various tasks on campus. As part of facilities management, we offer the following services.

I.Building Management

Building management carries any works regarding buildings. This includes the following services:

  • Affixing door signs and other notices
  • Hanging whiteboards and pictures
  • Changing light fixtures and fittings
  • Adjusting desks
  • Guesthouse accommodation management
  • Inventory management
  • Small repairs
  • Issue of keys

Keys are issued on presentation of a key requirement form in Building 6, Room 110, tel. 3382, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm (Fri until 2pm) in Hamburg, and in Zeuthen in Room 1L01, tel. 7333, Mon-Fri from 8:30am-1130am.

II.Cleaning services

On-site cleaning in and of the buildings is commissioned and managed by housekeeping. Services include:

  • Maintenance cleaning of the office buildings and the canteen areas
  • Window cleaning
  • Cleaning of guest rooms
  • Cleaning of labs, s-labs and clean rooms
  • Commissioning of special cleaning

III.Waste management

All waste management on the DESY campus is managed by V1 housekeeping. In addition to the waste to be disposed of, local conditions are also taken into account.

If you need additional waste containers or special containers for waste paper and cardboard, these can be ordered from Building 6, Room 110 (tel. 3478). In Zeuthen, via -V1/Z, tel. 7496 (from Room 2P08 of the Administration Building).

Waste disposal containers can be obtained from us for:

  • Ordinary waste
  • Paper waste
  • Document shredding


We can help you plan and carry out your office move. Please provide us with the details of your planned move well in advance. All essential information can be found in the moving guidelines. Please use the moving checklist to ensure a smooth completion of the process.

V.Pest control

This department is responsible for various preventative measures. The results are assessed on a regular basis and appropriate measures initiated.


To ensure a fast handling of your problem, please send your requests to the following e-mail address:

We are located in Bldg. 6, Rm. 110 on the ground floor. Opening hours: Mon-Thr 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Fri 8am-2pm.


T. +49 (0) 40 8998 3478/3635
F. +49 (0) 40 8998


Stefan Zabel
T. +49 (0) 40 8998 1783
M. +49 (0) 40 8998 91783

Deputy Teamleader

Gabriele Sommerfeld
T. +49 (0) 40 8998 3635
M. +49 (0) 40 8998 93635