The Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP) is the largest innovation district in the Netherlands in the field of Life Sciences & Health. Thanks to the clustering of high-quality education, research, care and business, Leiden attracts many students, scientists and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Leiden Bio Science Park is home to the largest number of bioscience start-ups in the Netherlands.
Both the municipalities of Leiden and Oestgeest and Leiden University encourage the development of the park, which covers about 110 hectares. Space is offered for life sciences and health-related activities.
Leiden Bio Science Park may justifiably be called a breeding ground for innovation, entrepreneurship and cooperation. By combining knowledge and innovative strength, many parties at Leiden Bio Science Park contribute to a common mission: the development of new medicines and improving people’s health.
Towards a green Innovation District
Leiden Bio Science Park has existed for over 30 years and is currently flourishing as never before. Present companies are innovating strongly and growing in turnover and staff. The current development is aimed at transforming the park into an attractive green and watery area with plenty of room to meet and stay and good accessibility.
The density of the built-up area is increasing, while at the same time beautiful parks are being created and a lot of greenery is being placed near the buildings and green strips next to the paths and roads. Indigenous tree species, such as willow, ash, oak and birch, will be planted. Together with the many waterways and natural banks, the park is acquiring its own identity.
In addition, there are more and more attractive residential areas that provide liveliness, even after office hours. In the coming years, the supply of restaurants, shops and other facilities will increase significantly.
Additional access roads have already been built to improve accessibility, such as a new access road from Plesmanlaan, on which Kadans Science Partner’s new Plus Ultra Leiden building is located.