Multi Netherlands has launched the largest inner-city regeneration project in Rotterdam in recent years, FORUM Rotterdam, with a small gathering and in full compliance with the current COVID-19 guidelines. FORUM Rotterdam is centrally located between Rotterdam’s main shopping streets Coolsingel, Binnenwegplein, Lijnbaan and Beurstraverse, and consists of around 64,000m² of space for retail, food & beverage outlets, offices and apartments. The project started in late summer 2017 and has been delivered in phases to the various end-users and investors from 2019. The final part of the project will be completed in October 2020.
FORUM Rotterdam consists of five sub-projects: the renovated National Monument on Coolsingel, the redevelopment and expansion of the Lijnbaan shops, the new Primark building, the conversion of the old office tower into 103 apartments and the realisation of a completely new underground dispatch basement that connects all of the sub-projects.
Patrick van Dooyeweert, Chief Investment & Development Officer, commented: “FORUM Rotterdam is an excellent example of an innovative city centre redevelopment project, transforming and intensifying the use of space in a city centre. The various sections with their mix of functions, the many stakeholders and the prominent location in Rotterdam’s core shopping district made this a highly complex project. Multi is proud to open FORUM Rotterdam and to give Rotterdam a new iconic spot in the city centre, where people will enjoy shopping, working, living and spending quality time.”