General facilities such as, for instance, roads, sewers and street lighting will be created for the development of TU Delft Science Park. At the moment there are four projects in the area.
This project consists of the definitive construction of Science Park South. This concerns widening the channels to the final dimensions, creating a path with five bridges and two plank bridges, the planting of trees and the sowing of flower meadows.
The bridges and plank bridges are made of fibre-reinforced plastic and are equipped with sensors. The latter will collect valuable information for the further development and application of structures utilising this material. The bridges are part of a TU Delft-wide research programme that is carried out by MOCS (a start-up based at YES!Delft) and the faculties of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Aerospace Engineering.
Construction of a tilting gate weir
To prevent flooding, TU Delft has build a tilting gate weir. In the event (or the risk of) heavy precipitation the weir can be raised. This will allow the water level at Science Park South to temporarily rise to some 40 cm higher than the standard polder [reclaimed land] level without causing flooding.
A utility building is built placing Science Park South’ main sewer pumping station, a switch-room for the latter, a space for Stedin’s 23kV transformer and the central power supply for the street lighting in a central place.