The new Bio-Accelerator FSVM II (named after Ghent biotech pioneers Fiers, Schell and Van Montagu) is making progress. The first building, a PPP - commissioned by vzw Lo²cus (VIB + UGent), reached its highest point in structural work end of last year. In meanwhile the greenhouse on the roof has been constructed as well.
The construction of the second building, commissioned by Obelisc private investors in collaboration with the UGent, started in January 2019.
SumProject is responsible for the design in co-operation with SVR-Architects.
Facts and figures:
±15.000 m² for up to 250 researchers including
Laboratories and greenhouses
Office spaces, meeting spaces
Parking facilities for 150 cars and 200 bikes
A new UGent-restaurant as a central facility for everyone at the ‘Tech Lane Science Park’, with a capacity of 350 people.
All pictures © Régine Mahaux