News - February 22, 2005

New buildings

Vice-president of the Executive Board Kees van Ast unveiled the plans for the new WUR buildings last week.

By 2007 nearly all university personnel will work in De Born complex. The only buildings that will remain outside this area are the university head office, the Aula, the Herbarium Vadense and De Leeuwenborch where social sciences will remain. Not all plans have been finalised, in particular for the experimental facilities for the department of animal sciences, which will probably be located at the western end of the row of buildings. The rest will consist of the Forum building for education, the Atlas building (environmental sciences) and an extra wing attached to Plant Research International for the Plant Sciences Group.