The steering group for the New Building for RIVM and MEB has decided that the new building for both organisations, and the surrounding area of Utrecht Science Park, will be smoke-free. The designs for the new building originally included facilities for smokers, but these have now been removed from the plans. The expectation is that RIVM and MEB will move to the new building in Utrecht in 2021.
RIVM is currently located in Utrecht Science Park/Bilthoven. There, too, the ambition is to make the site smoke-free within a few years. RIVM is following the lead of the University Medical Centre Utrecht, which recently announced that the hospital and the surrounding area will become entirely smoke-free on 1 October. UMC Utrecht is doing its bit for the national campaign 'Towards a smoke-free generation'.