Heijmans will be building and maintaining the new Frederik Barracks in The Hague under contract to the Ministry of Defence Property Service. The value of the contract for the design, construction and maintenance is over 28 million.
The new construction consists of barracks comprising about 450 rooms and a guardhouse, for a total gross surface area of 17,000 m². In addition, a maintenance contract for the new building with a 30-year term was signed. Heijmans Non-residential Building, Burgers Ergon (technical services) and Bestcon (prefab concrete elements) will construct the new barracks. Heijmans will look after the structural and technical plant maintenance. Construction will start mid-2011, with delivery of the new building scheduled for July 2012 or thereabouts.
Sustainability was an important criterion in the contract award. The total costs of the new construction and maintenance was assessed as part of the process. Maintenance was a constant consideration in the choice of materials. Installations will as much as possible be placed within the building's shell and consequently beyond weather influences. This means fewer service overhauls, and therefore reduced inconvenience during the maintenance period. The overall design was awarded an average Municipal Practice Guideline (GPR) sustainability score of 8.0.