A growing Life Sciences & Health cluster
LBSP has grown considerably in 35 years, and in 2021 will be home to 215 organisations. These organisations include two Life Science museums, the LUMC and five faculties of Leiden University. In total, some 20,000 employees work at the park every day, and 30,000 students are taught.
Inspiring and green environment
The ambition of the LBSP is to transform into an attractive green and watery area. The density of the built-up area is increasing, while at the same time beautiful parks are being created and lots of greenery is being placed near the buildings and green areas next to the paths and roads. Indigenous tree species, such as willow, ash, oak and birch, will also be planted. Together with the many water features and natural banks, the park is acquiring its own identity.
In addition, there are more and more attractive residential areas that provide liveliness, even after office hours. In the coming years, the supply of restaurants, shops and other facilities will increase significantly.
The Leiden Bio Science Park was established in 1984 in the Leeuwenhoek area. The park was located between the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Leiden University and the then Academic Hospital Leiden (now Leiden University Medical Centre). In the course of time, the municipality of Leiden decided to designate the area primarily for biotechnology-related industry.