Dutch insurance company Achmea has announced the sale of the headquarters of its susidiary Centraal Beheer to TCN Property Projects. The office complex, located on Prins Willem Alexanderlaan in Apeldoorn, was designed by the renowned Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger and was opened in 1972.
Achmea sells office complex in Apeldoorn
In 2012/2013 Centraal Beheer will move to its newly built headquarters on Laan van Malkenschoten in Apeldoorn. Although TCN has not yet decided what will be the new destination of the office complex, it will certainly not be demolished. The building is considered to be cultural heritage and is listed as one of the thousand architectural highlights in the post-WWII period.
Gerard van Olphen, Board Member of Achmea, comments, "Several parties have shown interest in the building, but we didn't want to sell it to any party, even if it was the highest bidder. We sought a buyer who would respect the culturally historic value of the building. TCN's CEO Rudy Stroink is an architect himself and was an apprentice of Hertzberger. We are confident that he will find a proper destination for the complex, respecting its status as cultural heritage."
TCN Property Projects is very content with the acquisition of the Centraal Beheer complex. "This building perfectly suits our philosophy that remarkable buildings with an outdated concept can have a second life after proper renovation," says Rudy Stroink, CEO of TCN Property Projects. "We will develop several concepts for this remarkable complex, one of which will be a transformation into a residential building. Social housing corporation Ons Huis in Apeldoorn has already expressed their interest in such a plan. In the coming six months TCN and Ons Huis will explore the possibilities."