New development plans for the Wageningen campus will make new building projects possible. A new bus lane across the campus will provide access.
The new junction for the campus on the Mansholtlaan is part of new development plans for Wageningen campus. Wageningen town council will reach a decision on these plans at the end of this month
A number of developments in the plan are already underway. At the western end of the campus, the Banana (where Plant used to be) is being converted into office and lab space for Zodiac. And next to the Atrium, new accommodation is going up for animals hitherto housed at the Marijkeweg.
Construction starts later this year on the second education building Orion, between the Forum and the Atlas building. Work also starts this autumn on a new building for Facilities and Services (FB), currently still in the barracks on the corner of the Bornsesteeg and the Akkermaalsbos. These barracks will be demolished and FB will move to a new building next to the Wisselgebouw on the Akkermaalsbos, where there are now tennis courts. Eventually ICT (now in the Computechnion at the Dreijen) is to move here too.
The new cycle path to the west now makes the campus accessible from all directions. A vast majority of cyclists use the southern access route along the Bornsesteeg. This road is also a way onto campus from the north, from Bennekom and Ede. Cyclists approaching from the east (Bennekom) use the Droevendaalsesteeg, which is the main entrance to the campus for motorists too. To add to these routes, there are plans for an additional path connecting the campus and the Leeuwenborch. This proposal is included in the development plan for Wageningen campus, and is really an extension to the existing path that crosses the Nijenoordallee and the Bongerd, to bring it out near Orion.