Amstel III is a large-scale business area of approximately 250 ha, located between the Amsterdam ArenA, the Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), the Amsterdam-Utrecht railway line and the A2 motorway. The area forms part of the urban expansion programme underway in the ‘Bijlmermeer’, set up originally on the basis of a particularly pragmatic plan consisting of an approx. 300-metre-wide office zone along the railway line and a 900-metre-wide strip of companies between the office zone and the A2 motorway.
Amstel III description
Redevelopments in Amstel III
Practically all of the plots have been allocated and various subareas have been developed in recent decades. The area counts close to 1.2 million m2 gross floor area for the building programme, of which 720,000 m2 for offices. In 2015, more than 1,000 companies were established here in 120 buildings. A number of large companies have established their (European) headquarters here. The vacancy level in the company strip amounted to approximately 30% in 2011 (of which, a minimum of 50% was structural). Since 2011, the Municipality of Amsterdam has joined forces with owners, uses and other parties to turn the tide. The vacancy level was in 22% in 2016. As a consequence of the transformation plans, actual available vacancies were lower.
In an attempt to breathe new life into ‘Amstel III’, a shift is needed towards a multifunctional area where opportunities for living, working and relaxing converge and where a better residential and living environment has the upper hand.
The future of Amstel III
The current development concept is to retain the floor area for offices, addition of houses (5.000 student and residential houses until 2025, 10.000 extra houses between 2025-2040), addition of (social) facilities, hotel, restaurant and catering establishments and retail trade. The public space will be largely reconstructed so it suits a lively city neighbourhood.
The short-term focus lies on driving and supervising transformations and demolition / new construction for desired functions, coupled with significant concentration in an integral area approach. The years ahead will see the transformation of existing office blocks into hotels, homes and new residential / working concepts, including changes to the surrounding public space in order to facilitate the new purpose. The level of interest in creating apartments has risen strongly as a result of Community Campus Amsterdam, developed by Grey Star and Blauwhoed.
- Gemeente Amsterdam
Already established on this location
IKEA, Amsterdam Medisch Centrum, KeukenLoods, Fletcher Hotel, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Blokker, Cisco, Grey Star and many more.
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About the area
About the area
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