The Humanities Campus project is expected to take around ten years to complete. The Campus is expected to be finished halfway through 2026.
Aside from the preparatory studies and work, the project itself began in 2016 with the redevelopment of the P.J. Veth Building. The Faculty opened the building in August 2017. The next sub-project involves the internal redevelopment of the historic Arsenaal building.
In July 2017 Leiden Municipal Council decided on the next steps in the redevelopment of the Witte Singel Doelen Complex. The Municipality is overseeing the process of drawing up urban and visual quality plans, and is involving residents and other stakeholders in this process. The Campus Model, supplemented with housing, forms the basis of this. The University is responsible for developing the urban plan and the Municipality for the visual quality plan.
The Municipality and University hope to submit the plans to the Municipal Executive before summer 2018.