Heijmans and the City of Utrecht will partner as members of a building team to further detail the development of the new Muziekpaleis (Music Palace) and the construction of the Vredenburg intersection in Utrecht's city center.
The objective is to arrive at a building agreement. Aside from the development of the Muziekpaleis, the project involves the redevelopment of the Vredenburg intersection into a so-called multi-modal viaduct and pushing back the Catharijnesingel, including its water flow. Heijmans will use a combination of building, technical services, road construction, and concrete and hydraulic engineering disciplines for the overall project.
The City of Utrecht selected Heijmans as its building partner. The partnership will involve the preparation of specifications and drawings for various project components. The plans will be verified for practicability, building site management, building logistics and cost aspects. Because the building space is limited and the site is located directly adjacent to a busy road, smart logistic measures have been proposed. Construction of the new Muziekpaleis is expected to start in mid-2009. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.