Fugro starts construction of new international headquarters

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New headquarters on the way for multinational geotechnical specialists Fugro.

Leading Dutch multinational geotechnical, survey and geoscience services company Fugro has contracted constructor De Vries en Verburg to build a new international head office in Nootdorp in the Netherlands.

The new premises are strategically located near The Hague and Rotterdam and have room to develop a completely new and sustainable office with space for approximately 550 employees. To be built directly next to the existing Fugro TechCenter, the office will bring the majority of Fugro employees in the Netherlands together in one place.

The design of architect Cepezed has been certified with a BREEAM Outstanding label, meaning the building will comply with the highest standards in sustainability and fits with Fugro’s net zero 2035 ambition. Fugro also made an innovative design for rainwater storage on the premises, which includes infiltration in deep soil layers and allows reuse of the water.

Construction work will commence soon, with delivery of the office expected for the second half of 2025. Fugro ultimately intends to lease the building and is currently reviewing options for financing and selling it.

The current (owned) headquarters of Fugro in Leidschendam, the Netherlands, is strongly outdated. Fugro is in conversation with the Voorburg-Leidschendam city council about the future plans for the plot and buildings at the Dillenburgsingel and Veurse Achterweg in Leidschendam.

Fugro has evolved over the past five years. More resilient and diversified, almost a third of the company’s revenue now comes from renewables. Underlining the fact, Fugro has teamed up with a consortium of prominent ocean science organisations at COP28 as a partner of the Ocean Pavilion. The pavilion is a focal point for COP delegates to exchange ideas on harnessing ocean science and solutions to address the climate crisis, while underscoring the ocean’s critical role in climate regulation.