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DuPont Industrial Biosciences upcoming new European Headquarters

On this page you'll find the latest news and additional resources about the upcoming new DuPont Industrial Biosciences building in Leiden. 

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Breaking ground on new facility

January 24, 2019 marked an important milestone for Industrial Biosciences in the Netherlands. Putting the first stake into the ground of the new EMEA head office was celebrated with the city of Oegstgeest, project developer Dura Vermeer, employees based at the site, and everyone else who contributed to the project so far.

DuPont and BREEAM Excellent

The new building will follow a BREEAM Excellent assessment process to reach the highest sustainability standards. Given the main function will be laboratories for research & development – which is not part of the standard BREEAM assessment – bespoke guidelines were needed to define the exact measures to achieve the BREEAM credits. Some of the important measures applied to this design are:

- Cold-heat storage with heat pumps
- Solar panels on roof
- LED lighting for all laboratories and offices
- High flexibility with column-free floors and modular partition walls
- Ecological measures to create an environmentally friendly surrounding

The DuPont design team consists of Dura Vermeer, Ector Hoogstad architecten, ABT and L3Q. The BREEAM process to obtain their certificate is led by Build2Live on behalf of ABT. All these parties will meet monthly to discuss, advance and safeguard the BREEAM Excellent process.

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In a thriving science community

The Leiden Bioscience Park is reknown for being among the biggest science hubs in Europe, with a history of fostering knowledge, education and entrepreneurship predominantly in the biotechnology sector. 

The perfect environment for DuPont Industrial Biosciences, the 6,500 m2 building will combine cutting-edge R&D and application labs with innovative office and collaboration spaces, all designed to help our customers solve complex problems, developing real-world products and solutions that empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. 

In a thriving science community
Check the latest status of the constructions

We have installed a camera on top of the building next to the construction site to make sure that we capture and monitor every step of the process. You can see a timelapse video of the past few months and the latest status by clicking the button below.

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Timeline of Planning and Development

24 January 2019
DuPont Breaks Ground on New European Headquarters for Industrial Biosciences in the Netherlands
DuPont Industrial Biosciences to Expand Research Capabilities in Leiden at New Facility Equipped with Cutting-Edge Biotechnology Laboratories
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25 January 2019
DuPont verdubbelt bedrijfscapaciteit op Leiden BioScience Park
Het Amerikaanse speciaalchemieconcern DuPont gaat zijn in Leiden gevestigde biotechnologie-activiteiten uitbreiden.
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7 February 2019
Dupont heel blij in Oegstgeest
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