Kadans Science Partner has bought Meulensteen Art Center on TU/e Campus.
The building, which is located on the east side of the campus, will be Kadans Science Partner’s second building on the TU/e Campus. Kennispoort was sold to Kadans earlier this year. The acquisition of Meulensteen lies in the strategy of Kadans to provide accommodation for knowledge-intensive businesses on university campuses.
Kadans will redevelop the building into the Meulensteen House of Robotics. It will be a multi-tenant building specially designed for robotics start-ups. After the redevelopment, start-ups will be able to work together and test their new innovations in robotics in Meulensteen House of Robotics, while also maintaining a relevant link with the Eindhoven University of Technology.
After the redevelopment, the ground floor will exist of four workshops that will be leased individually. The second floor exists of one large workshop. The building will get a new modern look by giving the inside as well as the outside of the building a make-over.
The first tenant of Meulensteen House of Robotics is already known. Eindhoven Medical Robotics, founded by Maarten Steinbuch and Anupam Nayak, will lease the second floor. Maarten Steinbuch is professor and well-known at TU/e.
Kadans Science Partner focuses on the successful exploitation of multi-tenant buildings on and around science parks and university campuses. There is an increasing need for suitable real estate solutions for both science and business. In July 2017, Kadans formed a joint venture with Oaktree Capital Management. Kadans expects to expand its real estate portfolio with the help of Oaktree’s experience, large network and financial strength. Kadans has built a solid track record with positions in Wageningen, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Breda, Eindhoven and Helmond. At this moment, Kadans’ portfolio includes over 220 tenants in 15 buildings and 8 key sectors.