Alternative study for expansion of laboratorium

April 6, 2016 627

waterlab-zuid

Description
Waterlab Zuid in Breda is owned and exploited by the drinkwater supply company Brabant Water. Its task is to monitor on a daily bases the quality (biological and/or biochemical) of the surface waters in ditches, fens and canals in the province Noord Brabant.

Opportunities
Waterlab Zuid needed a larger building to facilitate the laboratory activities. They asked Groenewout to investigate and to advise about 3 possible solutions:

  • Buy an existing building 60 km from Breda, used in healthcare and renovate the building to facilitate the lab
  • Renovate an old part of the building of Brabant Water in Breda to facilitate the lab
  • Develop a new facility near or in Breda.

Solution
Existing buildings and designed renovation plans with accompanying investment budgets were inspected. Secondly a Greenfield scenario was developed and budgeted, based on an option for a site in Breda, arranged by Groenewout. Comparing the pro’s and con’s of the 3 plans finally the option for a new facility located in Breda was chosen as best solution.

Benefits
Because of relationships between Waterlab Zuid and mother-company Brabant Water, Waterlab Zuid hired Groenewout as an independent consultant in real estate and facilities to get an independent advise. Groenewout succeeded in providing a report showing clearly all advantages and disadvantages of the three investigated cases and made it possible for the client to make a well founded choice.

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