Arenberg Science Park becomes major European link

Leuven, 28 April 2022 – On 28 April, Kadans Science Partner announced the acquisition of Intarsia Vastgoed nv. This organization operates the Intarsia building, which is part of the Arenberg Science Park. The acquisition of the shares of Intarsia Vastgoed from former owner family Van Roey symbolizes Kadans’ further expansion in Belgium.

 

Kadans first expanded into Belgium in 2021 with the purchase of Watson & Crick Hill in Louvain-la-neuve, 30 kilometers from the Arenberg Science Park. The European developer and investor of science parks and university campuses aims to connect both locations, and linking them to the international network. In this way, collaborations and innovations between Kadans’ already 24 campuses and science parks in Europe will be accelerated.

Innovation priority

The Arenberg Science Park is known for its knowledge-intensive focus and is adjacent to the highly regarded research center Imec and the Arenberg Campus of KU Leuven. This campus mainly shines its light on biomedical sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as engineering. With the acquisition of Intarsia Vastgoed, Kadans wants to help support the development of the science park and increase its footprint in the highly innovative environment. Thanks to the nearby freeway, the science park is quickly accessible from major cities such as Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp.

The building itself, operated by Intarsia Vastgoed, consists of 5 floors with over 5,500 m2 of laboratory and office space. The building is fully leased on a long-term basis to organizations that focus on research and innovation. Due to the flexible layout with labs, pilot plants and offices for multiple innovative parties, the building fits within Kadans’ vision. The complex offers space for collaboration and encounters, something Kadans is strongly committed to within its network.