In the summer of 2016, the renovation of the Sports and Culture center at the TU Delft has begun. As part of a two-phase renovation project the formerly separated units Sports and Culture will be connected and to improve the capacity, a new sports hall will be constructed. The reason for this renovation was an enormous growth in the number of visitors at Sports and Culture over the last few years. The current estimation of the date of completion is September 2018.
Would you like to know more on the current status of the renovation project? Visit: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/sc/rebuilding/
For an overview of what is going to happen in the upcoming weeks, go to: http://sportencultuur.tudelft.nl/interactieve-plattegrond/en/
Over the years, the number of students at the TU Delft and therefore, the number of students visiting Sports & Culture has increased greatly. In addition to this, with the two new schools, the Haagse Hogeschool and InHolland came to Delft. This created a lot of pressure on the facilities at the Sports- and Culture Center. To solve this problem, the TU Delft started with a proposal to increase both the indoor and the outdoor capacity in 2007. This resulted in a two-phase plan of renovation.
In 2009, the first part of this renovation began with the opening of a new fitness hall and twelve new locker rooms. However, due to financial issues, the project had to be put on hold.
The new Accomodation plan
After a period in which the renovation had been put to a hold, the project was restarted. In 2011 the first plans were drawn for a major project, which consisted of the improvement of the current facilities, as well as the construction of a large new sports hall. In december 2013 the plans were concluded and the Executive Board of the TU Delft released some budget to start off, and so, the project began. The goal was to do the following:
- Upgrade of the current facilities (e.g. refurbishment of the Sports Café, offices transformed to a ‘creatief oplaadpunt’)
- Connection of units Sports and Culture
- A large new sports hall
- Three smaller halls
- Two multi-functional spaced
- Concept Store
- Lab for 2D/3D technology
- Extra storage and changing rooms
The renovation started in the summer of 2016 and was set to be delivered in the summer of 2017. However, due to a large bubble in the construction market, all real-estate projects on campus, including the renovation of S&C, were delayed. For example, the Sports Cafe was set to be delivered during the Owee of 2016, but due to a lack of supply it could not be completed until the upcoming Owee (2017). As a result, S&C had to find a temporary replacement to cater all visitors. Luckily, this had some nice results. Firstly, ‘The Barn’ was rented for two months, and after that ‘The Hub’ was bought.
After a long period of struggles, a new, more realistic planning has been made and up till now this has been proven to be right! The aim now is to complete the project in September 2018.
Would you like to know more about the current status of the renovation? Visit: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/sc/rebuilding/