Preparatory work on construction site
The expansion of the Aletta Jacobshal (extra lecture halls and examination spaces) has begun in the beginning of October. Contractor BAM Bouw en Techniek has started work on the construction site, which includes the closure of a section of the adjacent pond. The construction work is scheduled to be completed in February 2020. The new facilities of the Aletta Jacobshal can then be put into use from mid-2020 onwards.
Temporary closing of the pond
The new part of the building will be constructed against the south-eastern side of the existing hall, extending partly into the adjacent pond. To this end, a section of the pond will be closed in the coming period by filling it with sand (see also this video about the layout of the construction site). After the completion of the construction project, the pond will be restored.
Limiting construction nuisance
Construction nuisance can never be entirely excluded, but it can be limited. To this end, the University has taken measures together the contractor, such as nuisance-limiting measures regarding the location and layout of the construction site as well as the logistics and working methods. Working agreements have also been made on periods of ‘no construction nuisance’ (i.e. during examination weeks, noise-producing activities are avoided) and periods of permitted construction nuisance (i.e. during regular lecture weeks, construction nuisance is possible until 3 p.m.). Any additional examinations can then be scheduled after 3 p.m. during regular lecture weeks.