MAB wants to start building the first phase of the large-scale project Ode on Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam in spring 2004. The building of the library, parking garage and an office building of 10,000 mÃÂ² should start in April 2004. No investors have been made public yet for the office space and the garage.
The first phase consists of parcel 1 and is put out to tender at the moment. The library will be approx. 29,000 mÃÂ² and will be financed by the municipality of Amsterdam. The parking garage will consist of 2 layers totaling 17,000 mÃÂ². At the moment no hirer or investor is known for the office building of 10,000 mÃÂ². Joseph Elburg, Jones Lang LaSalle and DRS are involved in the letting of the building.
MAB has to start building at risk for the office building as parcel 1, like the whole of Oosterdokseiland, is a project with integrated functions. The whole project consists of 6 parcels with a parking garage underneath.