Construction group BAM has secured a €35m contract from the Brightlands Chemelot Campus to construct a central meeting place, education and research centre at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
Construction works on the Center Court project is set to commence in January 2015 and are slated for completion by mid-2016.
Designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects of Rotterdam, Center Court will house the Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs, the Maastricht Science Programme of the Maastricht University and the DSM Innovation Center.
According to BAM, the building has a gross floor area of more than 18,000m² and the two north and south entrances will provide direct access to the main hall and several catering facilities.
The central meeting space on the lower floors will be the heart of the conference centre, where the multifunctional auditorium is located.
The second and third floors will have all teaching and research spaces of Maastricht University and CHILL and the upper two floors will house the offices of the DSM Innovation Center.
A large car park and a sports facility will be located under Center Court, which is being supported by the Dutch Province of Limburg, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Municipality of Sittard-Geleen.
BAM Utiliteitsbouw and BAM Techniek will manage the construction, mechanical and electrical works from 1 January.
The Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a joint venture of the Dutch province of Limburg, DSM Nederland and Maastricht University.
Image: Center Court was designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects of Rotterdam. Photo: courtesy of Royal BAM Group.