Spoorstraat 23 - Wittenborg University expands to a new building, also near the railway station

WUP 23/1/2015 - Spoorstraat 23 - Wittenborg University expands to a new building, also near the railway station - In an announcement today, Wittenborg University showed off the artist impressions of what is to be its new research campus on the opposite side of the railway.

 
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WUP 23/1/2015 - Spoorstraat 23 - Wittenborg University expands to a new building, also near the railway station - In an announcement today, Wittenborg University showed off the artist impressions of what is to be its new research campus on the opposite side of the railway.

The Spoorstraat 23 was originally built in the 1920's as a junior school and, although not large at just over 800 square metres has an excellent, visible location overlooking the central bus station and clearly visible from the railway lines running into the central railway station.

 

Wittenborg University - new location at Spoorstraat 23 ApeldoornSituated next to the recently accredited University of Applied Sciences for Photograpghy, known in Dutch as the Fotovak School, and near the site on which the new Saxion University campus will be built, Wittenborg has positioned itself in the centre of what will develop into Apeldoorn's higher education campus.

 

The Spoorstraat building, is intended to house Wittenborg's developing research centre, its library and media facilities and will provide teaching facilities for its MBA programmes and Master of Science degree programmes.

 

Head of the Wittenborg Business School, Abdul Rauf comments, "Although we will have to get used to opening and closing a building ourselves, a great advantage of owning our own 'front door' is that we can have more variable opening and closing times, especially in weekends. For instance, its planned to run some of the MBA modules at weekends, and into the evenings".

 

Wittenborg will also fully remain in its current location, where its Bachelor programmes will be taught, however Bachelor students will regularly experience the Spoorstraat location, as the examinations will be held there in the new multi-functional hall on the second floor. The walking distance between the two locations, Aventus building and Spoorstraat Building is about 5 minutes and both are only 2 minutes from the central railway station.

 

According to director Maggie Feng, "The Spoorstraat needs a full renovation and a complete overhaul to make it modern on the inside, whilst retaining its classic school building character on the outside. We are aiming to establish 3 teaching rooms on the ground floor and convert the existing 3 of the 4 upstairs classrooms into a large multi-functional hall with a moveable wall. One of the rooms will become the library and research area."

 

"We expect to start the renovation and modernization process now, in January 2015 and complete in April, looking forward to a grand opening party sometime around June" she adds

 

WUP 23/1/2015

 

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