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Sustainable total demolition of high-rise building starts Tuesday 22 January

18 January 2019

On Tuesday 22 January, the total demolition of the former Gorlaeus Laboratory or the high-rise will start. In three days time, a tower crane with a height of almost 57 metres will be placed next to the high-rise building. With this crane, the high-rise will be completely demolished. The sustainable demolition will be completed before the summer of 2019.

Phase 2A
The demolition of the high-rise is necessary for the realization of phase 2A. During phase 2A, the central atrium will be completed and three new wings will be added. The new main entrance of the Gorlaeus Building will be located on the Einsteinweg.

The location of the tower crane next to the building (in orange).

Sustainable demolition
For the demolition, the university is applying the BREEAM assessment method developed by the Dutch Green Building Council. This is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to ensure that the built environment in the Netherlands is sustainable in the long term.

The aim is to achieve the level 'Excellent', which means that the demolition is CO2-neutral and does not cause any nuisance. The rubble is processed at the demolition site into granulate, which can then be used as building material or road foundation.

More information
For more information about the demolition, go to the website Duurzame sloop LCP en hoogbouw

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