Sixty Netherlands BV, the Italian fashion enterprise with top brands including Miss Sixty, Energie, Sixty, Killah, Dake and Murphy & Nye is relocating its head offices to Airport Business Park Lijnden. The new offices are located immediately adjacent to the A9 motorway in the Haarlemmermeer municipality bordering on Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Sixty is the fourth fashion company to open offices in the Lijnden commercial estate. AM Vastgoed BV developed the building, with a total floor surface area of 2,800 m2, specifically for Sixty, which will also own the premises.
AM Vastgoed commissioned Hooper Architects to design a striking building to meet the high-quality demands of the Italian design tradition. As such, this modern building matches the image of the neighbouring Fiat Auto Nederland headquarters, which AM Vastgoed recently handed over to Fiat.
Construction on the building is due to start this year and occupation will follow in May 2004. Real Estate Consultants Jones Lang LaSalle advised AM Vastgoed in the transaction.
Sixty will relocate all operational activities that are currently still located in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost to Lijnden. The new Sixty Netherlands head office will be a showroom for business contacts with retailers and storage of fashion products. The company will employ a staff of 20 in its Lijnden offices. The fact that Sixty is constantly renewing its fashion products made the distribution options available at Schiphol Airport one of the most important motivations for the choice of Lijnden as new company headquarters.
Fourth Fashion Company
The new Airport Business Park Lijnden is enjoying substantial attention in the fashion industry. Fashion groups Modens Groep, Mimex and Mo Limited already occupy offices in the commercial estate, and a number of other national fashion groups have also shown interest in the location. Lijnden is one of few areas in the Amsterdam area where companies are still able to freely combine operational functions in new office buildings zoned for alternative operational functions. This, as well as the highly functional location, was one of the attractions that motivated companies such as Fiat Auto Nederland, Nikon Europe, NEC Logistics, Planhold Computers, IATA and the Algemene Bond Uitzendondernemingen (Association of Temporary Employment Agencies) to relocate their business operations to Lijnden. Preparations are also currently underway for a new 400-room hotel with day-care facilities and a business centre.
Real Estate Consultants Jones Lang LaSalle and Schoeman Bedrijfshuisvesting will serve as rental agencies for all office and commercial space in Lijnden.
Source: Am Development