BAM wins contract for Center Court at Brightlands Chemelot Campus

15 December 2014 11:20 - BAM Bouw en Techniek bv
BAM wins contract for Center Court at Brightlands Chemelot Campus

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 15 December 2014 – Brightlands Chemelot Campus, a joint venture of the Dutch province of Limburg, DSM Nederland and Maastricht University, has awarded the construction of Center Court (the central meeting place, education and research center) at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen to BAM. The contract value is approximately €35 million. Construction works will start in January 2015. BAM will complete the project by mid-2016.

Center Court is designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects of Rotterdam to house the Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs, the Maastricht Science Programme of the Maastricht University and the DSM Innovation Center. The building has a gross floor area of more than 18,000 m².

The two main entrances in the north and south facade will give direct access to the main hall with several catering facilities. The central meeting space on the lower floors will be the beating heart of the conference center. The multifunctional auditorium is located there. All teaching and research spaces of Maastricht University and CHILL are situated on the second and third floors. The upper two floors are for the offices of the DSM Innovation Center. Under the Center Court is a large car park and a sports facility.

The construction and M&E works will be delivered by BAM Utiliteitsbouw and BAM Techniek (with effect from 1 January bundled in the new operating company BAM Bouw en vastgoed). Center Court is supported by the Dutch Province of Limburg, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Municipality of Sittard-Geleen.

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Further information:


  • press: Arno C. Pronk, +31 (0)30 659 86 21;
  • analysts: Joost A. van Galen, RA, +31 (0)30 659 87 07.


  • Klaas Bos, +31 (0)6 10 91 81 96.