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From 11 January, sheet piling will be installed along the Nieuwe Achtergracht canal.


The canal walls alongside Building A (future location of the Faculty of Law) and alongside Building H (Library Learning Centre) on the opposite side need to be reinforced in order to build a new bridge and stairs there at a later date. The building works are expected to last until mid-February.

Important dates:

In the week of 5 January, the necessary materials and machinery will be brought to the site. From 11 January, the contractor will start installing the sheet piling in the canal walls alongside Building A, working from pontoons in the canal.

Canal walls

How will this affect you?

Installing the new sheet piling itself will not cause any noise pollution. You can see how sheet piling is installed in this video. Delivering and removing materials and equipment, operating machinery and manoeuvring cranes will be audible and may cause some nuisance.