Plan-B, Hurk’s New Creative Hotspot, Growing Fast

The former Philips-lab, Plan-B, in the De Hurk industrial area is becoming a new creative hotspot in Eindhoven. The first three floors are already filled with creative companies.

NRE park, Sectie-C and Strijp-S are well-known places for creative entrepreneurs to get together. The downside of this popularity is that space is limited and rent is expensive.  Dozens of creative-types now have a good alternative in Plan-B.

Last year, vacant property managers, Camelot and Heijmans, a construction firm, announced that they were going to convert this former laboratory.  Plan-B has been standing empty for 13 years and there was even talk of it being demolished to make way for new buildings.

Well-known design duo Kiki & Joost were one of the first companies to move to the former Philips laboratory in De Hurk. They are renting half a floor. There is a lot of space available. There are companies that rent large areas, but there are also small entrepreneurs that will grow into their own at Plan-B.

The creative companies are very pleased with their offices are work areas. Besides the low rental prices, the co-operative atmosphere, good accessibility and partnerships at Plan-B are mentioned as reasons for establishing themselves in the former Phillips building.

In the future, Plan-B hopes to accommodate between 250 and 300 creative entrepreneurs over six stories. Two more stories will be available for occupancy shortly.

Source: studio040

Translator: Melinda

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