Data centre

A new data centre for Leiden University
The current data centre in the Snellius building at the Niels Bohrweg is in need of an upgrade. A bigger and more modern data centre is necessary, which can meet the current requirements. On the south of the Snellius building, an installation centre will be built, which includes all technical components.


The Real Estate directorate of Leiden University started the development of a new data centre on the same location (in the Snellius building). In order to accommodate all of the necessary installation technology, an installation centre will be built on the south of the Snellius building. Construction is expected to be completed in Q2 of 2023.

The heat surplus generated by the data centre will be used for the central heating system of the Snellius building. After the completion of the data centre, an adjustment of the air system will follow in order to make the installation suitable. On the exterior of the installation centre, bee hotels and nesting boxes will be placed. In this way, the building will contribute to more biodiversity in the area.

See our biodiversity leaflet (note: in Dutch) for more information regarding the importance of biodiversity, and how we want to increase it in Leiden Bio Science Park.


  • Run time
    2020 - 2023
  • Type
    Education Infrastructure
  • Landowner
    Leiden University
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