Organisation - January 15, 2015

Construction of Incubator goes ahead

Roelof Kleis

The business centre Plus Ultra is on its way. Preparatory groundwork is expected to start this week, says campus manager Petra Caessens. The realization of Plus Ultra has been on the back burner for a while because of objections lodged by businesses at the Agro Business Park (ABP).

Wageningen town council approved the plan at the end of October, along with a plan to smarten up the ABP. The question then was whether the  businesses which lodged the objection would go to court about it. They didn’t. For Caessens this is a happy ending. She says the objections were mainly to do with dissatisfaction about the deterioration of the ABP. Businesses there have been complaining for years about the lack of parking and poor accessibility at the park. There are also quite a lot of empty premises at the ABP. The action plans should provide a solution. The first step will be an informative meeting with all parties planned by the council in February. One of the topics will be the relationship between the ABP and other business centres in Wageningen, including the campus.