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Expansion of Lely Head Office Maassluis

08-09-2020 | Maassluis

MAASSLUIS - Today Lely is driving the 1000th pile for the second phase of the development of the Lely Campus in Maassluis. With this milestone, the robot supplier for dairy farming marks an important moment in the development of the sustainable Lely Campus.

Due to the continuous growth of the business activities, ConverseArchitects designed a new facility that doubles the capacity, with three wings of office space with a total surface area of 8,159 m2 and a production hall of 21,009 m2 in total. The new facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. With sustainability as main focus, the farming innovator and ConverseArchitects are striving, just as with the current building, for a 'BREEAM Outstanding' certification.

The striking and extremely sustainable building on the A20 was designed by ConverseArchitects in 2012 and houses both Lely's head office and production facility. Due to the continued growth of the business activities, the current facility is now being doubled. With three wings of office space with a total area of 8,159 m2 and a production hall of a total of 21,009 m2. The new facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. With sustainability of paramount importance, the farming innovator is striving, just as with the current building, for a 'BREEAM Outstanding' certification.

1000th pile
This 1000th pile is an important milestone for the development of the new building, which is also part of the Lely Campus: a center for creativity, innovation and inspiration. Part of the 1000 employees of Lely in Maassluis will be housed here and thousands of products per year will be exported to dairy farmers worldwide.

BREAAM
BREEAM assesses the sustainability of a building on a number of points, such as choice of location, building construction and energy efficiency. But the layout of the site and the communication about sustainable measures also count towards the certification.

“Sustainability and innovation also formed the common thread during the development and construction of the current complex,” says Machiel Hopman, director architect and owner of ConverseArchitects. “When completed at the end of 2013, it was even the first and most sustainable business complex in Europe with a 'BREEAM Outsanding certification'. The fact that H.K.H. Queen Máxima officially opened the building at the time was an absolute crown on my work. ”

“ConverseArchitects not only strives for BREEAM Outstanding 'certification in the new construction, but also takes into account the health of the staff and the environment in the choice of materials. For example, there will be a fitness room and an optimal working climate will be created. Furthermore, an ATES installation and solar panels generate energy, water and waste are recycled and CO2 reduced. ” The Energy Performance Coefficient (EPC) is extremely efficient, lower than 0. This is partly due to the installation of approximately 6,000 m² of solar panels. The aim of the contractor Dura Vermeer is also to work with suppliers with the same sustainable objectives and 80% of the recyclable materials from the construction site are reused. ”

Planning
The demolition of the old factory halls started in June 2019. After remediation of the soil and making it ready for construction, the pile driving work started in July 2020. The pile driving activities will continue until the end of October. Construction will then start. Completion of the new Lely Campus phase 2 is scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2022.