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Demolition TFT building and redevelopment Sports Center

Published: 22nd July 2021 Last updated: 22nd July 2021

In July 2021, a start will be made with the demolition of the TFT building. Facility Services has also started a study on the most suitable solution to expand and redevelop the Sports Center.

The TFT building, located at Academielaan 9, housed the Theological Faculty Tilburg, a company restaurant and various study associations until 2006. Then it was leased to the municipality of Tilburg for years for the temporary housing of a mosque and childcare center Unikids pending redevelopment. It does no longer meet current standards. Therefore, the building will be partially demolished to make room for a new building. The monumental part of the building will be retained and redesigned for different purposes. The demolition work will last through the fall of 2021.

Read more about the demolition of the TFT building here

Our Sports Center is very popular among both students and staff. In order to continue to properly meet the sports needs of the rapidly increasing numbers of student athletes, it is necessary that we expand and redevelop our sports facilities. Facility Services has started a study to be able to make a choice on the most suitable solution at the beginning of 2022, enabling us to make a start with the design soon after.

Read more about the scenarios that are being explored