05-2012 - 10-2013
Family business Lely, global market leader in the robotisation of dairy farms, sets the standards high for its new premises. Increased market demand is causing the company to outgrow its current locations. Centralisation of the premises in one location is self-evident. It is Lely’s ambition to build the ‘greenest innovation campus’ where sustainability as strategic choice, innovation as engine of progress and connection of humans and nature are combined smartly and effectively. In short, a building that reinforces and conveys the Lely feeling.
The choice for BREEAM Outstanding certification instantly put the project management on its toes. Because BREEAM assesses the whole chain. Every decision made has to be demonstrably accounted for from a sustainability point of view. The challenge here is that all those involved in the building process together ensure an optimum realisation of the BREEAM concept. The Lely campus is the first building in the Netherlands to achieve the highest attainable sustainability certificate: five star BREEAM in the ‘Offices’ and ‘Industrial Buildings’ segments.
A choice was made for Maassluis (the Netherlands), the town where brothers Cornelis and Arij van der Lely started their pioneering activities 65 years ago. The Lely Campus, covering 7.5 hectares, is located on the A20. It comprises a 22,500 m2 industrial building and a 10,500 m2 office. The design comprises a large number of sustainable elements, such as a courtyard, a roof park, a helophyte rainwater discharge system and energy-efficient lifts. The total integrated energy concept set-up saves up to 60% in CO2 emissions in comparison to the EPC standard. By using the roof of the industrial hall as a parking area, maximum multiple use of space was achieved and more than 20,000 m2 of ground saved.