MedicomZes and Kuijpers win research and diagnostic centre bid

Published: 15-Nov-2021

The five-storey facility in Amsterdam will include labs, offices and a cleanroom

Construction of the Research and Diagnostic Center Amsterdam UMC has been awarded to MedicomZes-Kuijpers

The Research and Diagnostics Center (RDC) location VUmc will be located next to the Amsterdam UMC Imaging Center. This five-storey high-tech building (approximately 22,800 sqm) will be provided with offices and ML-II laboratories with unique furnishings, as well as a cleanroom.

Research function: The RDC offers space for research laboratories for research groups of Amsterdam UMC in the field of oncological and neuroscientific research. In addition, diagnostic laboratories in the field of pathology and clinical genetics are housed in the RDC.

Flexible setup: The new building has a flexible design and makes future-proof housing for the ADORE concept (Amsterdam Oncology and Neuroscience Research) possible. Scientists and researchers will soon work together with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the pharmaceutical industry and knowledge organisations on research for new treatments against cancer and brain diseases.

The new building has a flexible design and makes future-proof housing for the ADORE concept

Design team: The design team includes atelier PRO (architect), Zonneveld engineers (constructor), Royal HaskoningDHV (installation advice), Peutz (building physics) and AT Osborne (project management).

The MedicomZes-Kuijpers collaboration of MedicomZes and Kuijpers is known in the VUmc complex. Both have a wealth of experience in realising controlled environments. For example, the construction consortium recently successfully completed the new construction of SRON in Leiden.

The project was acquired in part on the basis of a well-considered plan of approach in which the expertise of the construction consortium was fully expressed. This is highly rated by the client.

The project consists of two phases. The first phase is a verification phase of approximately three months. The second phase is the realization phase, or the period in which construction takes place. Construction is expected to start around the summer of 2022 and the project is expected to be completed by mid-2024.

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