Opening Lely Campus Phase 2
MAASSLUIS – On Thursday 30 June 2022 Phase Two of the Lely Campus in Maassluis was officially opened by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
Due to the worldwide growth of the Lely business activities, since the opening of phase one in 2014, it became necessary to double the size of the Lely Campus. Phase two comprises three new office-wings (10,600 m2) and a new production hall (24,000 m2). The contiguous offices of phases one and two, with the loading docks underneath and a view through the central alley, now form a magnificent sculptural façade, fronting more than 300 metres along the A20 motorway.
In this second phase, circularity, ecology and sustainability are again top priorities and the building has again been delivered with BREEAM-NL outstanding certification. The new innovation and production facility will be fully dedicated on producing highly sustainable, innovative solutions for dairy farming. An important subject in times when nitrogen climate issues are high on the political agenda. Among those present at the opening were the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Mr. Staghouwer, and various other Provincial and Municipal dignitaries.
As in phase one, the long lines of sight in the design by ConverseArchitects once again form the reference with the long lines of the ditch patterns of the historic Dutch polder landscape. In contrast to phase one, this time the connections were not only welded, but bolted connections also received special attention in the design. In collaboration with IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Dura Vermeer and Hollandia Structures, special cross-connections were developed as well as square block connections. These ConverseArchitects trademarks give the building the aesthetic technical look that fits an innovative high-tech company like Lely.
Last month, the Lely Gym was opened at the Campus. Here, Lely employees can train and follow various group classes. On the roof of the longest building along the A20, breathing training can be done in an ice tub. We look back on a successful integral cooperation with the many parties involved in this wonderful and prestigious project.
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