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.