To a green innovation district

The success of the Leiden Bio Science Park has led to an unprecedented explosion of new projects. On this website we showcase the diversity of our projects, from new business buildings to housing projects, recreational areas and parks, and new and renovated Leiden University buildings.

Vision for the future

The Leiden Bio Science Park was founded 35 years ago. It’s now thriving as never before. The businesses located at the Park are pioneers in innovation and are growing in turnover and staff. Employment opportunities at the Park are increasing fast.

For many years now, Leiden University has been working on developing the Bio Science Park in close collaboration with the municipalities of Leiden and Oegstgeest. This development focuses on transforming elongated business park into an attractive and easily accessible area, rich in greenery and open water and with ample space for meeting, recreation and housing.

As building density on the Park increases, we are creating beautiful parks and central infrastructures like the green Hartlijn. The growing number of attractive residential areas makes it a lively area both during and after office hours. Over the coming years we also plan to create many new restaurants, shops, and other facilities.

Guidelines have been formulated for the design of the public space. All businesses will be assigned a green area of at least five metres along the public road. Native trees will be planted, including willows, ash, oaks and birch. These will give the Park its identity, together with the many open water areas and natural banks.

To promote accessibility, we have built additional access roads, including a new access road from the Plesmanlaan. We are also working on further improving the cycle and pedestrian network. A number of broad walks and a new continuous cycle route from the centre of the city will soon make the area more accessible.

Over the coming years the Park will be further transformed into an innovation district: a high-density area integrating work, housing and restaurants that forms an inspiring environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.

New businesses can be located in the growing number of high-rises and in addition to business areas we will soon offer three attractive housing complexes, parks, and a wide range of restaurants and other facilities to strengthen the residential quality of the area and stimulate the spontaneous encounters so crucial for an innovative entrepreneurial environment.

We feel confident that the realisation of these projects will transform Leiden Bio Science Park into an even stronger incubator for innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration. The more than 20,000 people who work, live and spend time at the Park are driven by a common mission: to use knowledge and innovative power to contribute to the development of new medicines and improving people’s health.

Cooperation partners

Leiden University, Municipality of Leiden, Municipality of Oegstgeest, Leiden Bio Science Park Organisation

An incubator for innovation

The coming period will witness a true flourishing of Leiden Bio Science Park. A selection of planned developments for the next five years is given below.


The Hartlijn is the central bicycle and pedestrian path that connects all central places in the park. With this long path over the central axis of the LBSP, a joint project of the municipality of Leiden and Leiden University, the infrastructure of the park will be significantly improved. In March 2022, the first stones were laid along the Zernikedreef, the Trambaan and the Sylviusweg. This part is now ready and in full use. The second part, from the Einsteinweg, started after the summer.

Campus Plein

A large new campus square on the Leiden Bio Science Park will be used for a range of activities for students, staff and Leiden residents, a knowledge festival, shows, and sporting activities, for instance. A green and inspiring meeting space with a pond and seating, but above all a large lawn area. The new Gorlaeus Building (phase 2) will be built on this square.

Bristol Myers Squibb

In the Oegstgeester part of the LBSP will be a cell therapy facility of the American Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world. BMS will produce and develop cell therapy here for leukemia patients, among others. This new facility will be the fifth of this company worldwide, and the first in Europe. Doing so, the company wants to bring cell therapy closer to European patients.