At KUBO, we don't worry how far we need to travel. China, Canada, Japan or Uzbekistan? We know the flight schedules by heart, so to speak. Which makes it all the nicer to work on a new build project that allows us to sleep in our own beds. As is the case with Gebr. Van der Lugt in Monster. The nursery, which specialises in Lisianthus, is having a greenhouse built here of nearly six hectares with a view of the Monster tower.
And that's not the only reason why this is such a special project. It was also the very first client to receive a quote from Wouter Kuiper when he joined the family firm. Also, new build projects for flower growers has rather disappeared into the background, with the focus more on greenhouse vegetable cultivation. The family firm comprising three brothers and a son currently has two sites, in Honselersdijk and 's-Gravenzande. The new building in Monster will be its headquarters.
Principles of new growing
The project covering 58,000 square metres will be a traditional greenhouse which reflects the principles of next generation growing: eave height 6 metres, 4.80 metre bays, 9.60 metre trusses. At 240 by 240 metres, the length/breadth ratio is ideal. Besides the greenhouse section, there will also be offices and visitor accommodation on the site.
The building started in week 8 of this year. The new site of Gebr. Van der Lugt is expected to start planting from week 44 and will be fully operational from week 2.