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Renovation of Heymans Building extension to start in April

08 March 2019

Monday 1 April 2019 will mark the start of the construction work on the ‘Old Extension’ to the Heymans Building of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (GMW). This space under the Heymans wing was stripped and partly demolished last summer. Contractor Hegeman from Nijverdal will carry out the renovation work, which is expected to last one year.

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Setup of the construction site

The contractor will start setting up the construction site on Monday 1 April by placing fences and site cabins and creating alternative walking routes around the site. Updates will follow.

Please note that there may be preparatory activities in and around the Heymans Building before 1 April.

Contractor’s working hours

The contractor’s standard working hours are between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The transport of materials will be kept to a minimum between 8 and 9 a.m., so as to ensure easy access to the parking in the morning.

Construction nuisance

While construction nuisance cannot be avoided altogether, it can be limited. The contractor will try to reduce nuisance to a minimum. Any additional construction nuisance that can be foreseen will be communicated separately and coordinated with other activities within the Faculty as much as possible.

About the design

The 1800 m2 of gross floor space, spread across three floors under the Heymans wing, will house more study stations, improved teaching facilities and a revamped restaurant with around 250 seats on the ground floor. This building section will become much more sustainable and will see technical improvements. > Read more about the design or View the final design


If you have any questions about the Heymans Building extension, please contact Marleen Iemhoff or Benny Tuinstra.

For more details about the renovation, please visit:

Last modified:08 March 2019 12.25 p.m.

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