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ORIGINEEL_Heijmans bouwt Physics TU Delft

Heijmans to build Physics building at TU Delft

7 August 2023, 07:15

Heijmans is set to start work on the Faculty of Applied Sciences new-build project at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The ‘Physics’ building is expected to be taken into use in 2027. The building will include research spaces, such as physics labs, chemistry labs and bio labs. The new building will also contain offices, teaching rooms, practical labs and general facilities.

Heijmans has received the definitive award for the development of the technical design. In principle, construction will start once this is completed. Once construction is complete, Heijmans will also be responsible for the maintenance of the new education and research building for at least three years. The development of the technical design includes investigating whether materials from the demolition can be given a second life in the new building. This reuse of materials is an example of the sustainability vision of both TU Delft and Heijmans. The total project will generate revenue of around € 130 million for Heijmans.

The design phase will start this year, followed by the demolition of the current buildings on the plot in the course of 2024.

Best in class

Heijmans was selected for this assignment following a European tender in which quality was the most important criterion. TU Delft was looking for a construction firm that is best in class in terms of design, construction and management & maintenance, but also one that recognises the complexity and liveliness of a campus. Heijmans’ profile is a perfect fit on these fronts. Heijmans is already working on the Science Campus in Leiden and at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Heijmans is currently renovating another education building at the latter.

Sustainability also played a role in the tender. TU Delft’s ambition is to be a CO2-neutral, circular and climate-adaptive campus by 2030. This is in line with Heijmans’ own mission as the creator of a healthy living environment. The reuse of demolition materials on the same site is a good example of this, as it saves the use of new raw materials.