LSI project investment n.v., AM Wonen BV and Amvest have signed a cooperation agreement for the redevelopment of an office site on Gedempte Zalmhaven in Rotterdam, transforming it into an upmarket residential and leisure zone.
Comprising a 160 metre tall apartment block flanked by two low-rise buildings, the project envisages a total of 560 owner-occupied and rental apartments and parking for around 830 cars. The partners, who have equal shares in this 150 million project, have purchased the Zalmhaven office building from Oppenheim.
With this development, the partners are responding to the wishes of the Municipality of Rotterdam to strengthen the city centre's residential function. Scheepvaartkwartier is a popular district to the north of the river Maas, offering an attractive mix of living, working and leisure functions.
Dam & Partners and Claus en Kaan Architecten have been retained as architects for the project. It will comprise three apartment blocks a 160 metre tower flanked by two linked low-rise buildings on Gedempte Zalmhaven and Houtlaan. The tower will accommodate 270 apartments, the building facing the park on Gedempte Zalmhaven will comprise around 165 apartments and the Houtlaan building will provide a further 125 units. The provisional design envisages a 65/35 split between owner-occupied and rental apartments, offering a wide diversity of types and price levels.
The project also includes the remodelling of the adjacent park on Gedempte Zalmhaven. As part of the overall project, LSI is planning to develop an office building with a total gross floor area of 35,000 m², designed by KCAP architects.
Construction is currently scheduled to start in mid-2007.