Developers invited to bid for space at Medical Business Park
The City of Amsterdam is inviting bids for up to 7,528 square metres of development space for businesses and other organisations working in the life sciences and health industry. The tender for part of the Medical Business Park (MBP) in Amsterdam Zuidoost is issued on behalf of Amsterdam UMC.
The MBP is a medical business park for laboratories and associated offices on the grounds of the Amsterdam UMC. The tender relates to a lot within the park called Lot E and is the first in a planned series of bids. In total, 100,000 square metres will be made available for construction in the Medical Business Park.
How collaboration is key in Amsterdam
The planned expansion of lab capacity is a reaction to increased demand for high-quality lab space. The future laboratories will need to comply with high classification requirements and offer scope for simultaneous use by several parties. Developers will also need to take scientific and economic cooperation with Amsterdam UMC and other academic institutions into account.
Why Amsterdam’s life sciences and health sector is thriving
The Amsterdam Area was already renowned as an international life sciences and health sector hub, and the relocation of the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam has reinforced that reputation. Amsterdam is already home to more than 300 LSH businesses and an extensive pool of highly skilled talent, as well as internationally renowned universities, academic hospitals and research institutions. The laboratories of Amsterdam UMC and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at Zuidas are also being expanded and modernised.