The approximately 1,100 rental properties and hotel are primarily intended for students, young professionals, international personnel, guest researchers at the university and local residents. An important aspect of the project is the creation of a lively community of students, local residents and on-campus business personnel. This ambition stems from the masterplan drawn up by the university and the municipality for the further development of Leiden Bio Science Park. Contributing to the formation of the community will be a good mix of facilities and communal areas, both inside the buildings and outdoors. The entrance area will be a car-free zone, and will be designed to serve pedestrians and cyclists.
Councillor Paul Dirkse: “The clustering of first-rate academic institutes, an R&D hub, a healthcare sector and life science companies is drawing students, researchers and entrepreneurs from all over the world to our city of knowledge, which in turn has boosted the dynamism of local work life. Our plan is to make the area a pleasant one to live in as well, so that this vibrancy spills over into the evenings and weekends. And this is what MORE is going to deliver.”