Chateau de Septfontaines becomes the new campus of Luxembourg School of Business
The future campus of Luxembourg School of Business is located at the Château de Septfontaines and the former porcelain manufactory Faïencerie Villeroy & Boch, a historical area close to the center of Luxembourg-city. The Chateau de Septfontaines will welcome the first Luxembourg School of Business students in 2021.
“l cannot imagine a more suitable place to focus on one’s own future. “
The managers of Villeroy & Boch (owner of the chateau and its annexes), of ICN Development, in charge with its partners BesixRED and TRALUX Real estate for the development of the new Faience store, and the managers of LSB – Luxembourg School of Business signed an agreement on May 26, 2020, sealing the future of the premises for the years to come.
The castle, the stables, and the old car garage (Kutscherhaus) will welcome LSB students from next year in renovated premises with the support of the Service des Sites et Monuments Nationaux. In addition to classrooms and conference rooms, the castle will also provide accommodation for the duration of their stay in Luxembourg for professors and lecturers invited by the Luxembourg School of Business.
“This agreement clearly lays the foundation stone of our creative project, on the site of the former Villeroy & Boch factory at the Rollingergrund, in the brand new district of the City of Luxembourg, which we want to be alive, welcoming, dynamic and human”. Nik Coenegrachts, director of ICN, welcomes the signing of this agreement, launching the work on the project Faïencerie, which will span several years.
For Luxembourg School of Business, this is an important step in the development of the business school in Luxembourg. “This new campus will allow us to welcome local students, international managers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world, in a unique, historic and deeply Luxembourgish context. Finally, LSB works with professors from some of the best universities of the world – we want to create a unique setting for them too so that Luxembourg remains an attractive place” explains Marin Njavro, the director of LSB.
Dr. Peter Delwing, who took part in the talks and signed the document on behalf of Villeroy & Boch, said he was happy and proud to know that the magnificent castle will see many Luxembourg and foreign students preparing for a promising future: “l cannot imagine a more suitable place to focus on one’s own future. “
The renewable five-year lease will come into effect at the dawn of 2021, once the renovation work has been completed.