February 2014 EHA and BAM Utiliteitsbouw will design the Biotech Training Facility at Leiden Bio Science Park. The Biotech Training Facility will be a unique international GMP training facility for employees in the (bio)pharmaceutical industry that will meet the urgent need for highly qualified personnel in the sector.
The life sciences sector is struggling to find sufficient well trained staff. With many promising products in the pipeline, it is expected that the need for staff will only increase in the coming years. At the Biotech Training Facility employees and students will be trained in working under GMP conditions with state-of-the-art facilities. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is the strict safety and quality regime for the manufacturing of drugs.
The Biotech Training Facility will consist of three floors and a total floor area of 2,400 m2. On the ground floor offices and laboratories are located. The first floor will be equipped with cleanrooms. On the second floor is the technical installation area that will also be used for instructional purposes. The building will locate about 60 students and staff. The design was created by looking from the inside out. The processes in the cleanrooms were incorporated into the plan and the shell around the building was designed on this basis. It results in a logical and functional layout. The glass facade makes the processes occurring inside clearly visible from outside.
EHA will design the building in close collaboration with BAM Utiliteitsbouw, BAM Engineering, Interflow (a subsidiary of BAM Engineering, specializing in cleanrooms), Smit Westerman (construction) and Valstar Simonis (installation advisor).
This autumn the construction will start until mid 2015. It is expected that the first courses in the Biotech Training Facility at Leiden Bio Science Park will go ahead from September 2015.