Plus Ultra Leiden offers companies the chance to grow at a prominently visible location at Leiden Bio Science Park. The community revolves around life sciences and health and the building is the central meeting point for companies and organizations at the science park. Plus Ultra will bring together a large group of entrepreneurial companies, starters and knowledge organizations. A building with a lively center in the entrance area of Leiden Bio Science Park. The shared facilities contribute to stimulation of meetings between the various tenants.
The building offers a high level of flexibility. Apart from the fixed corridor around the atrium, the floors can be freely divided. Each floor is available for both offices and laboratories. The building is meant to be the central meeting point for companies and organizations at Leiden Bio Science Park. The main entrance is located at the first floor. Visitors enter the building and register at the reception desk. The atrium offers space for lunch, flex work, meetings and celebration of successes. There is a restaurant and coffee bar as well as meeting facilities. The ground floor offers 72 parking spots for cars as well as 318 spots for bicycles. A section is saved for electric vehicles. Showers and changing rooms are provided for cycling colleagues.
The generic structure of the building makes it so it fits with the urban design. The plots next to Plus Ultra can be easily fitted to this structure, creating one large entity along the Kop van Leeuwenhoek.
The building is being developed with high sustainability ambitions. This ambition is translated to practical and meaningful measures. A PV-panel roof provides the building with electrical energy and heating and cooling are regulated through heat pumps, which makes a gas connection unnecessary. In addition, the flexibility of the building contributes to the circular principles and durability. With the sustainability measures that are taken, the aim is to achieve BREEAM-NL Excellent certification.
Leiden Bio Science Park
Leiden Bio Science Park is the largest knowledge cluster in the Netherlands in the field of life sciences & health and is also well regarded internationally. The science park is home to 180 companies and institutions and is growing rapidly. Currently 18,000 people are employed, expected to grow to 27,000 by 2025. Leiden Bio Science Park is home to education at various levels. Leiden University, for example, has various faculties there, but Leiden University of Applied Sciences and MBO Rijnland are also present. In addition, the LUMC University Hospital is located here and so are various biotech companies such as Galapagos and Johnson & Johnson.
The multi-tenant building Plus Ultra will be realized at the Kop van Leeuwenhoek. This is in the entrance area of the park. The area will be the new center of the park. There will be a central square, catering facilities and place for living and leisure. The accommodation will focus on users of the park such as expats, PhD candidates, professors and conference visitors. Furthermore, the entrance area will be provided with a spacious parking garage for visitors to the park. Plus Ultra employees can also rent additional parking spaces here.
The Leiden Bio Science Park, and therefore Plus Ultra, is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Leiden Central Station is located next to the park and there are various bus stops throughout the park. Furthermore, the park is located next to the A44 highway from Nieuw-Vennep to The Hague.