Venco Campus

The Venco Campus is a unique concept in many ways. Sustainability, innovation, flexibility and transparency are at the base of this building that is build future-proof. The Venco Campus is the head office of Vencomatic Group and is home to Vencomatic, Agro Supply and Rondeel. It is a multifunctional commercial building which incorporates offices, logistics, warehousing and a workshop and functions as international knowledge centre for poultry.

International knowledge centre for poultry
Primary goal of the Venco Campus was to reunite the different employees of the Vencomatic Group in one location. Over the years multiple locations were acquired to facilitate the growth of the group. With this new accommodation Cor and Han van de Ven however also set another important goal. This new building should function as an international knowledge, research and innovation centre for poultry. Herewith they hope that by cross fertilization the Venco Campus contributes to maintaining the poultry sector’s leading position in the world. Therefore the building is equipped with not only regular business facilities but also with presentation areas, an auditorium and a showroom.

Building principles
The Venco Campus is unique in its design, the enormous egg is inspired by the market segment in which the Vencomatic Group operates. The wood finishing, round shape and the green layout of its surroundings, ensure that the building merges with the landscape. Energy neutral construction was paramount, whereby aspects related to energy-saving as well as energy production were taken into account. The current use indicates the success of this approach. Through the application of various smart techniques, a flexible and pleasant work atmosphere was created. The building is also available to other parties who wish to make use of the presentation areas, auditorium and showroom.

Sustainable and Smart approach
A sustainable approach with regard to the environment, humans and animals, served as the basis for the design, construction and use of the building. For this purpose it was decided to use the BREEAM methodology in order to build in a sustainable manner and to ensure the visibility of the sustainability level by means of an international label. Furthermore, the Smart building approach was used, whereby sustainable building is based on an economic view, and in which FRED is central. FRED represents the Dutch words which are the equivalent of Flexible in use, Reduction for mass and weight, Cost efficiency and Sustainability.

On 16 September 2013 Venco Campus was awarded the BREEAM Outstanding certificate. This makes the Venco Campus the most sustainable and energy-saving industrial building in Europe. BREEAM is developed by the British Building Research Establishment and introduced in the Netherlands by the Dutch Green Building Council.