ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING 2019
This plan is an update of the 2018 annual plan. It is the practical implementation of the Long-Term Strategic Housing Plan (LTSH) 2018-2023 and includes an overview of all existing and new housing projects on the University of Twente campus in 2019. The annual plan outlines which projects will be continued this year, which projects will commence and which projects are prioritized, including maintenance and renovation projects. The University Council and the Supervisory Board both gave their approval in December 2018.
National, regional and UT-related developments
The annual plan takes relevant strategic developments on and off the University of Twente campus into account. Examples include:
- the development in terms of numbers of students and employees;
- the space requirements of faculties for educational and research areas;
- the interest of external parties in on-campus housing;
- the increasing housing needs of international students and employees;
- the urban development plan for the campus, including parking for cars and bikes;
- the socio-political discussion on housing: for example regarding the study completed by the Netherlands Court of Audit and the developments in the area of sustainability and energy savings;
- the developments at the municipal level in the Kennispark Master Plan, including the urban- end zoning plan;
Scheduled housing projects for 2019
This year mainly concerns the following projects:
- the completion of the Technohal building (allowing the Health cluster to move in in 2019)
- the completion of the Hogekamp Square
- the further development of the new housing of ITC, for this project three scenarios for alternative housing locations are now being analyzed
- restructuring of the Carré building as a result of the free coming health spaces
- renovating Drienerburght Hotel for University College Twente for both educating and housing
In 2018 the decision has been made not to locate ITC on the site of the current Citadel building. Therefore, this building will be preserved and a new plan will be made for current en possible new users.
We will also work on the necessary projects in 2019, such as:
- Connecting the O&O squater to the Technohal building after the redevelopment.
- Expansion of the parking facilities for cars and bikes, also for electric cars
- An investigation of the renovation and use of the Paviljoen building
- Expansion of lab facilities for Mechanical Engineering
- Upgrading the Blokhutten for students of the UT – VU Mechanical Engineering BSc
- Creation of student home bases in relation with community-building and the quality agreements in education
The prioritization of new housing initiatives is adapted to current developments if necessary. Twice a year, the review group is convened to advise on these matters. In this annual plan includes the following priority projects:
- Create/optimize a home base and or community for students.
- Realization of a workspace facility for UT student teams
- Provide a quality impulse for the Bastille to strengthen its function as a meeting place for students related to the Start-up hub.
Future developments for buildings scheduled to be vacated
Due to current developments, a number of buildings on campus will become vacant in the near future. The way in which these buildings will be given a new function will be further investigated in 2019. These include the Boerderij building that currently hosts the Faculty Club, which will move to the new U Parkhotel in January 2019.
Do you have any questions about on-campus housing projects?
Contact Bertyl Lankhaar, spokesperson of the Executive Board, tel.: +31 (0)53 489 2210