At the end of September 2016, the first pile has been driven for the construction of a 10,000m2 new utility building, to which a large part of the R&D-laboratory department will be moved. Since the beginning of 2015 great effort has been put into the construction plans for this building, which does not only include laboratories and offices, but also a large number of grow chambers, which contribute to the innovative product development.
With the realization of the buildings and installations the future has been taken into account. The first building will be realized at first on its own, later it will be connected to a new greenhouse complex (Phase 4). The three-layer building will be founded on approximately 700 piles and the construction itself will be built with a concrete floor with a carrying capacity of 1000 kg/m2,, a 460 ton weighing steel construction, 6600 m2 hollow core slab floors and 3300 m2 steel roof plates.
This project can be considered as a highly technical effort. This can, amongst others, be concluded from the specialised finishing of the walls and floors for laboratories, a balanced ventilation system and a flexible infrastructure of hollow cores and pipe systems, which also can be easily adapted in the future if needed.
AAB NL has taken care of the licensing procedures, planning and design, monitoring of the tender process, monitoring the costs during the construction process and AAB NL takes care of the management during the construction phase.