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SCENARIOS FOR NEW BUILDING ITC

The Executive Board has decided to analyze three scenarios for rehousing ITC, as the costs of the former project of new building Citadel will not fit the available budget for ITC and cannot be accommodated by the housing budget of the Long Term Housing Strategy of the UT.

After analyzing the consequences of the increased costs of the project for the Long Term Housing Strategy, it became clear that it is not realistic to continue the project at the location of the Citadel building on the campus. Adaptation of the preliminary design would result in would result in non-compliance with the ambitions of ITC regarding the appearance and sustainability of the building and the principles in the LTSH regarding flexibility. For ITC as well as for the Executive Board this is not desirable.

In the meantime, the Executive Board together with the Faculty Board of ITC and the Campus and Facility Management department, discussed the current situation that has arisen with regard to housing ITC. Based on the outcome of this discussion, the Board decided that three scenarios will be worked out in a business case, not only to explore the financial consequences, but also to have an urban planning assessment for the scenarios on campus and to analyze the integral Long Term Housing Strategy (LTSH) projects.
This involves the following scenarios:

  1. To realize a new building on an empty lot elsewhere on the O&O area, which has the advantage of fewer layers needed and therefore less costs and more flexibility available.
  2. To renovate the current building Langezijds on the campus and facilitate the ambition of  the BLOC concept for an innovation centre on the campus, in a newly constructed layer of the Langezijds or in a new building nearby.
  3. A last scenario that will be elaborated, is that ITC remains on the current location at the Hengelosestraat. This scenario will only be chosen as the last option if the other scenarios are not feasible. On-site adjustments will be made to stimulate cooperation.

 As a result of all scenarios the current Citadel building will remain available for example for CES and for the LISA helpdesk. It also contributes to more flexibility of the real estate portfolio on Campus, one of the targets of the LTSH. A necessity, given the space requirements of other faculties and the current vacant leasable floor space that is below the minimum limit.

The aim is to take a decision for one scenario by the beginning of 2019.

WORKING GROUP HOUSING ITC

The working group discusses all the building process phases, from the programme of requirements, to the design and the building process of the new build ITC. The working group advises the Faculty Board of ITC. The Faculty Board makes decision proposals to the steering committee of the long term housing strategy.

The working group housing ITC meets up every 3 weeks on Tuesday mornings and consists of the following members:

  • Annemarie Arets-Meulman, chair
  • Esther Bleumink, project manager Campus Facility Management
  • Erna Leurink, faculty director ITC
  • Emiel Dopheide, education
  • Jeroen Verplanke, faculty council
  • Caroline Lievens, lab facilities
  • Hans Groot, finance
  • Wilma Meijerink, ARBO
  • Michiel Bresser, BOOZ
  • Bertyl Lankhaar, communication
  • Titia van de Berg, consultant working place concepts
  • Marja Verburg, secretary

For questions or more information, please feel free to contact the chair of the ITC Housing Workgroup: Annemarie Arets (a.m.meulman@utwente.nl)