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September 2014: renovation of Library Learning Centre completed

Here you can read the latest news on the progress of the building work at Roeterseiland campus.

Building A, Roetersstraat 15

Although the renovation of Building B/C/D over the Nieuwe Achtergracht has been completed, work on Building A (the future home of the Faculty of Law) is still in full swing.  New panels have been installed on the fa├žade of the building and in the coming period the contractor will be installing the new panels on the other sides of the building. Because of ongoing demolition and clearing work the building's south-facing facade (facing Sarphatistraat) will be the last one to be re-panelled. In just a few months' time Roetersstraat residents will be able to see what the finished building will look like. In the next few weeks demolition work will also be taking place at various locations within the building, for example on the first floor of the building (east-facing side). This means students and staff in the new B/C/D building may experience some disruption.

For local residents, the demolition work on the Roetersstraat-side will be the most disruptive. Of course the contractor is bound to the agreements that have been made regarding noise disruption when carrying out all these activities. You can find these agreements on the website. To follow the noise levels in real-time, click here.

New facade panels on building A

Building E, Roetersstraat 11

The Executive Board recently reached a decision about the allocation of the available space at the Roeterseiland Campus. Apart from the de FEB, from 2015 Building E will also house the new PPLE programme (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics). This means the current renovation plans are being reviewed to judge whether the building also meets the needs and wishes of this new user. A number of scheduled activities in the hall and the area surrounding it will be carried out in a first phase. From September, one of the most important routes to the B/C building will be through the hall of Building E.

We expect work on this renovation to commence in the course of September and continue until mid-February.


Hall of building E

Building H, Roetersstraat

The renovation of Building H (former library on Roetersstraat) has been completed. The entirely renewed Library Learning Centre, equipped with modern study facilities, opened its doors to students and staff on 1 September. This location is no longer a building site


The Library Learning Centre on the first day of lectures, 1 September 2014

Restructuring of outdoor areas

In early July work started on restructuring the outdoor areas. Work on this will proceed in phases until 2016. In recent weeks a great deal of work has been carried out on the circular road for freight traffic to and from the UvA and on the other areas of public space in and around the Roeterseiland campus. One example is the square in between Buildings B/C and D and the new bicycle parking facilities, such as the floating platform on the water. ARCADIS, the contractor responsible for the outdoor areas, will be given a location for their site hut and storage containers on the former BAM site on Valckenierstraat. In addition, four parking spaces for disabled students and staff members will be created in this location. No other work is currently being carried out on the outdoor areas. Based on the experiences of the past few months, the parties involved are now considering how the activities can be scheduled and carried out in the most effective way.

The circular route between Buildings B/C/D and J/K was completed during the summer.