On Wednesday 25 November the official Kick-off of the new building of Demokwekerij Westland on the Greenport Hortic Campus Westland location found place. Here the plans for the new building were publicized. The first steps were set earlier this month with the purchase of the ground of Trade Parc Westland, what is in front of flower auction FloraHolland Naaldwijk.
During the kick-off, which found place at Flora Holland, businesses, schools, knowledge institutions and the municipality all came together for information about the new location, the future of the knowledge centre and the future developments. Municipality Westland, the architect of the building, Lentiz MBO Greenport, Demokwekerij Westland and Greenport Food and Flower Experience all told something about the new campus.
For the Demokwekerij this means that a new greenhouse complex for research will be build and next to that a permanent horticulture exhibition is build where national and international visitors can see all the horticulture techniques. This exposition will be set up together with Lentiz MBO Greenport and Greenport Food and Flower Experience. With the new school of Lentiz MBO Greenport in the building the first phase of the Greenport Horti Campus Westland will be realized. On this first petal, education, research, innovation and business live meets each other.
Around 150 people were at the meeting, where after the conversation with the panel and questions from the audience, the building board officially got revealed by the investors (Lentiz MBO Greenport, Demokwekerij Westland, GFFX and Municipality Westland). If everything goes according plan than in the spring of 2016 the first pole would be in the ground, in the fall of 2017 the move will find place.