Several buildings need to be demolished to make way for phase 2.
The former laboratory building LCP, chemical storage, the Real Estate expertise centre and the Gorlaeus high-rise building have already been sustainably demolished. Sustainable demolition involves considering the surroundings, keeping CO2 emissions to a minimum and ensuring that as much demolition waste as possible is re-used.
The university applied the Outstanding level of the BREEAM assessment method to the demolition project. This level indicates that the demolition is CO2 neutral and causes no nuisance. The debris is processed into granules on the demolition site; these granules are suitable for use either as building material in phase 2 of the Gorlaeus Building or as the foundation for roads.