Luxembourg's Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth have confirmed that the project for the construction of the future LTPS technical secondary school for healthcare professions in Strassen is progressing rapidly.
As a reminder, the law passed on 11 July 2017 provided for the construction of a technical secondary school for healthcare professions (Lycée technique pour professions de santé - LTPS), as well as housing for students and young people and a sports hall for the speech therapy centre.
The first phase of the works, namely accommodation for students and young people and the sports hall, has been finalised. The commissioning took place on 1 October 2021 for the former and on 8 November 2021 for the latter.
The accommodation is made up of 35 rooms for students enrolled in the LTPS and fourteen housing units for young people employed in the youth service of the Education Ministry. All the common areas are located on the ground floor. The private rooms and the supervisor's office are located on the upper floors. The fourteen rooms on the third floor are reserved for the accommodation of young people, who are divided into two groups. Each group has a kitchen and a living room at their disposal.
The sports hall and the swimming pool of the speech therapy centre are divided into a 16x8 m swimming pool with circulation area, a hall with one sports unit, an air tramp room, a special gymnastics room for psychomotricity and a room for dog-assisted therapy. All rooms accessible to students are located on the ground floor.
The second phase of the work, which consists of the construction of the future LTPS for a total of 1,200 students, began with demolition and remediation work in February 2021. Construction work started in September 2021 The provisional commissioning is scheduled for the start of the 2024 school year.
The new secondary school will have 45 classrooms, six classrooms with special equipment, ten special rooms for teaching technical care, one room for practical communication lessons, one educational kitchen room for practical nutrition and food lessons and six science rooms. Apart from the teaching rooms, space is provided for the administration and teachers, as well as a documentation and information centre, an amphitheatre, a school restaurant with cafeteria and a two-unit sports hall with one multifunctional room.
Regarding the energy concept, the objective is to achieve a school infrastructure with minimum energy consumption, offering maximum comfort to users while limiting technical installations to the strict minimum necessary and thus guaranteeing reduced maintenance costs. The buildings will be connected to district heating. In terms of renewable energy, photovoltaic panels of 1,785 m2 and producing 350,800 kWh / year will be installed.
The cost of the overall project is €109,400,000 (including tax).
Luxembourg's Minister of Health, Paulette Lenert, noted that the development of the COVID-19 health crisis has demonstrated the importance of having enough nurses trained in Luxembourg and also living here to be available in the event of a crisis. The Minister of Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, added that the new building is a prerequisite for continuing to train highly qualified personnel for the health professions. Luxembourg's Minister of Mobility and Public Works, François Bausch, insisted on the sustainability of the investments and noted that the constructions of this project use the most recent energy technology and the most ecological materials.