A new developer for Medical Business Park
Kadans Science Partner has been chosen to develop over 7,000 square metres of space for businesses and other organisations working in the life sciences and health sector. The Dutch firm was selected by the City of Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC after a public tender was launched in October last year. The new development means a major expansion for the Medical Business Park (MBP) in Amsterdam Zuidoost, with construction set to begin in early 2021.
Welcoming the new development, Amsterdam’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Affairs Victor Everhardt said: “The development of this building on the Medical Business Park is a strong impulse for further innovation in the life sciences and health sector. Expanding the park’s laboratory capacity is based on a growing demand for lab space. By sharing these lab spaces, scientists can share the costs for their research, as well as be better able to share knowledge. These scientists make an important contribution to the future of healthcare in Amsterdam and beyond.”
Collaboration focused on the health and life sciences
The MBP is a medical business park for laboratories and associated offices on the grounds of the Amsterdam UMC. The public tender for ‘Lot E’ was formulated as the first in a planned series of bids for expanding the business park. In total, 100,000 square metres will be made available for construction.
The future laboratories to be built by Kadans Science Partner will comply with high classification requirements and offer scope for simultaneous use by several parties. The developers also actively considered the need for scientific and economic cooperation between Amsterdam UMC and other academic institutions.
Emile Spek, real estate director at Amsterdam UMC, said: “Amsterdam UMC is looking forward to working together with Kadans. And we expect that the realisation of this multi-tenant building for healthcare research will work to further stimulate the LSH sector.”
Sustainable buildings for multiple tenants
Kadans Science Partner is specialised in projects for knowledge institutes and company R&D departments. Currently, Kadans has built 30 buildings in the Netherlands and around the world, and are involved with over 275 companies working in life sciences and health, medical technology, bio-based industry, agri-food and high-tech. For Lot E of the Medical Business Park, Kadans Science Partner will realise a future-proof and energy-neutral building. The company will also be involved in selecting tenants and monitoring long-term compliance.
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