Dutch construction services company Heijmans has won a contract from the Central Government Real Estate Agency to redevelop the tax offices at Laan op Zuid 45 in Rotterdam to a central government office building (Rijkskantoor).
The Heijmans contract, valued at around €40m, covers the design, realisation and maintenance of the new premises.
After the redesign, Laan op Zuid 45 is required to comply with new guidelines for the central government’s office accommodations, which means the building should be suitable for accommodating several organisations and it must be possible to work flexibly.
This will be the first central government office in the Netherlands where there will be a reception area with a central government counter, in addition to an office and general area.
Offices of the Tax Administration, Customs, the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, the Education Executive Agency, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service and the Council for Child Protection will be housed in the new building.
The building will have a gross floor area of around 54,000m², including a basement car park.
Work, which will begin in June 2018, will be carried out in four phases, which will ensure that the majority of the building will remain in use.
Heijmans will also be responsible for maintaining the building from the commencement of the redevelopment until mid-2020.
A one-and-a-half year maintenance contract will begin following delivery, with a possibility of extension thrice for one-year period.
Heijmans is working with architecture firm OTH on the project.
Earlier in May 2018, Heijmans and housing association Woonbron signed an agreement for the development of new-build project Tromp Park. The contract is valued at €20m.
Heijmans will develop and construct 72 ground-floor single-family homes in Wielwijk, Dordrecht.
The homes will not have connection to a gas supply and will be connected to the district heating network and equipped with SlimWonen (Smart Living) home control system.
The living spaces of the homes vary from 130m² to 138m².
Construction of the first phase comprising 32 homes is expected to begin in mid-2019, with completion at the beginning of 2020.
Construction of the second phase of consisting of 40 homes will begin in 2020.
Heijmans is working with architecture firm Wurck on the project.