Hidden between the greenery, not far from the centre of Alkmaar, a former school building has been converted into temporary accommodation for students and first-time buyers. 43 housing units have been created by separating the classroom with prefab partition walls.
A couple of years ago, housing corporation Woonwaard bought the former school building in Bergerweg, which was largely empty, and put it on the demolition list. Redevelopment projects in the area did not really get off the ground however, because of difficult market conditions as well as other factors. In consultation with, among others, hogeschool InHolland and Medisch Centrum Alkmaar (which employs a great many students), the corporation decided to refurbish the building and use it as student accommodation.