The faculty was originally set to move into the building on the Boteringestraat in 2017, but earthquakes in the province interfered.
Before the law faculty can start the transition, the library itself has to move to the Groninger Forum. However, the newly constructed parts of the new cultural centre had to be torn down again last year to make them earthquake-proof. Construction resumed again early this year.
The faculty’s move is now scheduled for the summer of 2020. The library will vacate the premises in 2019, after which they will be made ready for the faculty. They will start making preparations this academic year. ‘In the first phase, it’s important to take stock of what the faculty needs in terms of square footage, lecture halls, desired facilities, etc.’, says faculty board member Mirjam Buigel.
The faculty has hired an external advisor who, over the next six months, will make a list of layout needs for the future educational building.