Heijmans to build over 900 housing units on Amsterdam Science Park (NL)

Heijmans Bouw has won the contract for the construction of 721 student accommodation units and 206 apartments on the Science Park in Amsterdam. The total building sum is €56 mln.

The Amsterdam Science Park was originally conceived as a home for a number of important knowledge institutions, such as the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Information Sciences of the University of Amsterdam and internationally renowned research institutes such as NIKHEF (nuclear and high energy physics), AMOLF (atomic and molecular physics) and CWI (mathematics and IT). The City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and the University of Amsterdam want to develop the area into an environment that inspires collaboration and knowledge exchange.

The building of the apartments and student units ties in with these expansion plans. Heijmans Bouw will start building the 206 apartments in January 2006. The promoter for this part of the Science Park is Andros CV, a collaboration between Blauwhoed Eurowoningen and Ymere Ontwikkeling. The design is by the Claus & Kaan architectural practice, also from Rotterdam. The building sum is over €20 mln.

The building of the second phase, consisting of 721 student accommodation units, will probably start at the end of February 2006. The Almere and Amsterdam offices of Heijmans Bouw will jointly realize the project within two years. The promoter for the building of the student units is Delta Forte on behalf of Stichting DuWo, Woningstichting Rochdale and the Algemene Woningbouwvereniging. DKV Architects of Rotterdam were responsible for the design. The building sum for the student units is €36 mln.

Source: Heijmans Bouw

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