Danone Nutricia Research Centre, Utrecht - The Netherlands


The research and development centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the global hub for activities dedicated to Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. The building opened in 2013 and is a state-of-the-art facility with a high degree of sustainability. It includes 4,000 m2 science and technology laboratories (ML-I and ML-II), a 1,700 m2 pilot plant (HACCP regulations) for small scale production and a sensory & consumers lab where consumer testing takes place. Additionally, the building comprises an information and meeting centre, a restaurant and office space.

Special features

The building received a BREEAM Excellent certification. This unique sustainability level has been achieved, among others, by reusing atrium and office ventilation air and the application of an ATES (Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) system for the heating and cooling of the building.

Coen van Oostrom, CEO of OVG says:
"We are very proud of the Danone Innovation Centre.
This project responds to the needs of the client and its employees.”