The increasing demand for offices and laboratories of (starting) entrepreneurs in life sciences, calls for a second life science incubator. This second Life Science Incubator (LSI) is being build at the Utrecht Science Park, next to the existing incubator.
The Corporate Real Estate & Campus of Utrecht University, commissioned by the Foundation Incubator, builds the distinctive new building of approximately 6,200 m2 GFA. The LSI is a new collective building for start-up companies in Life Sciences and will accommodate both laboratories and offices. Accessibility, flexibility and efficiency are key in the development of the building. The appearance of the building is professional, businesslike and functional. Space is used efficiently and future growth and decline of users (start-up and SME Life Sciences) is taken into account.
The LSI is a transparent and inviting building, with a lot of glass. Through the use of special solar glazing combined with the oblique positioning of the facade a natural sun-and heat resistance is created. The application with lots of glass has a positive impact on the life cycle costs when it comes to replacement, maintenance and sustainable use of materials. Particular to the design is the central atrium in which an ensemble of bridges and stairs is located that promote meeting and working together.
Facilities for knowledge-intensive activity
Approximately 6,130 m2 gross floor area is realized next to the existing incubator, Alexander Numan building at Yalelaan. The buildings get one collective entrance. The new construction is in line with the objective of the Utrecht Uithof Science Park (USP) to realize facilities for knowledge-intensive activity. The demand for these facilities is greater than the supply that is currently available in the USP.
This project has been made possible thanks to a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.