In connection with the state budget which was unveiled on Tuesday 5 October 2010, VG Nett wrote that the planned project to rebuild the royal stables to a new library, offices and storage room has been put on hold. The reconstruction is expected to cost about NOK 400 millions, but there was obviously no opening for this in the state budget for 2011.
The restoration works on the palace roof is of course more important. Originally there were plans to convert the stables into a royal museum, but as the need for more office space is larger, the royal museum - if it will ever become a reality - has to be located somewhere else.
Updated on Wednesday 6 October 2010 at 16.15.