Coolhaven B.V., the developer of the new construction project Little C, and Erasmus MC will jointly facilitate Life Sciences & Health companies in the offices of Little C. Little C is located directly opposite to Erasmus MC on the ‘s Gravendijkwal in Rotterdam. In addition to housing, the new-build project also offers high-quality office space for specific Life Sciences & Health companies, such as sales and marketing, business development, regulatory affairs, monitoring research, coordination of European activities and patent applications.
The proximity of the Erasmus MC is very favourable for these types of companies. Being located on the Erasmus MC Campus is not necessary, but having an office in Little C still provides a direct link with the medical centre. Within Little C, approximately 7,200 m2 of office space is available for the Life Science & Health companies, distributed over two buildings, in a plan that also includes catering and a green park on the Coolhaven. The Daniel den Hoed family home clinic, specialized in the care of cancer patients with the associated scientific research, education and training, has already settled in its new accommodation in Little C. The new construction project will be completed in the middle of this year.
New Erasmus MC Campus to stimulate Life Sciences & Health community
Erasmus MC and the municipality of Rotterdam are developing the campus around Erasmus MC to stimulate the Life Sciences & Health cluster. The Erasmus MC Campus focuses on attracting companies and institutions in line with the primary tasks of Erasmus MC: care, research and education. These are companies that mainly focus on research and development, including the use of laboratories. That is why this requires housing on the Erasmus MC Campus.
Existing spaces and new locations are utilized
Campus development started in 2021 with the availability of existing business space in Erasmus MC. In the medium term, other spaces will also become available, both at existing locations and new-build space. The offer on campus consists of both office and lab space. In Little C, office space will be available. “Little C and Erasmus MC are really complementary to each other in this collaboration,” says René Buck, director of Buck Consultants International, who supervised the development of the collaboration agreement.
Menno Riemersma, Campus Development Director at Erasmus MC says: “Erasmus MC is a leading academic medical institute, both nationally and internationally. The development of the Erasmus MC Campus with market parties plays an important role in this and fulfils the ambition to have a lively campus by 2030. With the available office space in Little C, we can facilitate the demand from the Life Sciences & Health sector well and quickly. We will therefore actively refer to each other in order to make optimal use of the synergy between the parties. ”
Job van Zomeren, director at ERA Contour, says on behalf of Coolhaven B.V about the collaboration: “The location of Little C, right next to the Erasmus MC, encouraged collaboration with ‘the neighbours’ from the beginning. Formalizing it in this agreement is the crowning glory of our work. We look forward to contributing to the successful development of the Life Sciences & Health campus.
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