In January 2016, Forskningsfondens Ejendomsselskab A/S (FEAS) purchased the hospital buildings on Nørrebrogade and leased them to AU. 

In the course of 2018, Aarhus University and FEAS will immerse themselves in the detailed planning for the University City, in part through the design of prominent urban areas and spaces in the vicinity.

The plan is for Central Denmark Region to vacate the final buildings on Nørrebrogade in May 2019, after which FEAS in collaboration with the university will start rebuilding and restoration.

The preparations for AU’s move into the buildings will commence in 2020. This will take place in stages over a number of years. The pace of the move will depend on assessment of the extent to which it makes academic and financial sense for the academic environments, and it will be planned in collaboration with the faculties involved.