High turnout on information evening for local residents

November 28, 2018


High turnout on information evening for local residents

On Monday November 19, an information meeting was held for local residents in the new Horizon building. The aim of the evening was to inform our neighbours about the further development of the campus of Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas). 

Around 100 local residents heard Tim van Leeuwen, head of Accommodation, Facility and Planning, tell about the campus plans for the coming year. The situation in the neighbourhood was – of course – the most important theme here. What do local residents experience with regard to parking and safety? And how can BUas take this into account? Van Leeuwen explained, among other things, the measures that have already been taken with regard to the mobility of employees, such as the subsidization of commuter traffic by public transport and the bicycle. For example, BUas is working towards a situation where car traffic has as little impact on the neighborhood as possible. Monitoring the number of cars and the parking situation in the neighborhood is an important factor in this. 

Guided tour 

After the meeting there was a guided tour of the new Horizon building, for those who wished to explore the building further. After all, the former monastery has a central place in the district. The guests were very pleased with the beautiful transformation of the building. In the development of the campus terrain, the needs of the local residents were clearly taken along. Neighbours can walk in the park-like environment or can book a table in restaurant Sibelicious. The restaurant, where we already have welcomed many locals, is an asset to the neighbourhood. Of course, the local residents can also use the sports café or other catering facilities in the future. The campus is there for everyone. 

Appointments for the future 

Afterwards, Tim van Leeuwen told that the Breda University of Applied Sciences Campus Team will do its best to plan a meeting with the municipality in the new year. Things like parking permits, the quick bike route and the entrance and exit at the Ignatiusstraat will be discussed.