The J.P. van Eesteren - Croon Electrotechniek - Wolter & Dros v.o.f. building consortium will be brought in to finish the new building for students and staff from the Faculty of Law at Roetersstraat 15.
The contractor will be using the coming time to produce a plan for the work to be carried out. “This is a great moment for us and for the campus too” says Tom Looman, the Project Manager for Real Estate Development at the Roeterseiland Campus. ”We are pleased that we are able to press on now and finish the building as soon as possible.”
According to the current schedule, construction work will start in June 2016. Work is due to finish in July 2017, after which fitting-out work can start in the building. At the start of academic year 2017-2018, the entrance hall, bicycle park, car park, study spaces and teaching rooms will all be taken into use. The fitting out of the office spaces for the Faculty of Law will be carried out at a later date. We are in consultation with the Faculty of Law to determine the best time for it to relocate to the Roeterseiland Campus.
The main entrance to the building for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (REC B/C) and the building for the Faculty of Law will be situated between both of these buildings. Under the main entrance, users will find the underground bicycle park, which will have space for 2,200 bicycles. When finished, the big lecture room will be able to seat 450 people. There will also be two smaller rooms, each with a capacity of 150 people, and six seminar rooms. The building will also include a Law Library, a mock courtroom and a minimum of 275 study spaces.
In addition to new facilities for education and research, the ground floor of the building will also include space for small-scale shops and catering. Both the shops and catering will focus on students, staff and local residents as well.