Between 1 July and 23 August 2019 essential maintenance and repairs will be carried out on the USG building at Bijlhouwerstraat 6, Utrecht. The works will be less drastic than last year, but the building will temporarily be less accessible. The contractor is placing scaffolding on the street side of the building, where windows and window frames will be replaced. In order to be able to carry out the work properly and safely, all employees with a workstation on the street side will temporarily move to the canal side of the building. The renovation will take place in a period in which there is little or no education, so there is no need to move lectures. However, thesis defences will take place at a different location in the summer, and there will be less room for meetings and consultation.
Planning is aimed at completing the maintenance before the start of the new academic year 2019/2020. After completion, the USG building will be more comfortable and energy efficient, and will also have double glazing and painted window frames on the street side.