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Sustainable residential project in Lelystad, developed by VolkerWessels

Published on 12-07-2018

The municipality of Lelystad has signed a purchase agreement with real estate developer VolkerWessels to build 28 ‘MorgenWonen’ (LiveTomorrow) houses in the Warande quartier. This unique building method makes it possible to assemble the dwellings in just one day! The results are: less CO2 emission, less traffic pressure, a greener use...

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Businesspark Waarderpolder is best prepared for the new economy

Published on 06-07-2018

Best business area in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) Businesses on Waarderpolder Haarlem Business Park are best capable of the AMA to complement the trends like circular economy, smart industry, robotisation and open innovation, and to adapt more to these developments in the future. This was announced on the 28th of June during the...

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Economic Studies AMA 2018: economy grows, unemployment decreases

Published on 25-06-2018

The economy of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will grow 3,7% in 2018, according to estimations. In 2019 the growth will be 3,2%. So the economic growth of the metropolitan area is 0,5% higher than the growth in the rest of the Netherlands. Unemployment will shrink from 4,9% of the working population in 2017 to 4% in 2018, and even 3,6% in 2019,...

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New concrete mixing plant in Zaanstad as the key to a circulair city

Published on 15-06-2018

On the business area Achtersluispolder in Zaandam, near Amsterdam, de Rutte Group is building a new concrete mixing plant. This third location of the road building-, transport- and recycle company from Amsterdam, needs to become the example of sustainability, the key to the circular city.  The aiming for 100 percent sustainability is the...

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US biopharmaceutical company Gilead plans Hoofddorp production unit

Published on 12-06-2018

California-based biopharmaceuticals group Gilead plans to build a production unit in Hoofddorp near Schiphol Airport. The facility will produce cell therapies used against cancer and will serve all of Europe from 2022, it will employ at least 300 people. Gilead was established 30 years ago and last year the company booked revenues of more than $...

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Amsterdam highlights its housing supply to internationals at PROVADA

Published on 01-06-2018

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and city housing body Amsterdam Woont are joining forces to present the region’s latest housing developments to an international audience.  The new, English-language version of www.amsterdamwoont.nl highlights all the new-build opportunities open to international residents within the metropolitan...

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Building sector wants to build 1 million new homes

Published on 18-05-2018

The building sector aims to build no less than 1 million new houses until 2030. The plan is to invest 200 billion euro’s during the coming 10 to 15 years. In order to achieve this, the builders want to join forces with the government.  Neprom, the branch organisation of project developers, presented the investment strategy of fourteen...

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A World First in the Port of Amsterdam

Published on 11-05-2018

In the port of Amsterdam the construction has started of a new facility that will convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel for the transport sector, which will cut down CO₂ emission by 57,000 tonnes per year. It is the first project of Bin2Barrel, a Dutch company focusing on the development of Plastic-to projects. This is how synthetic materials...

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Shortage on office developments hinders MRA’s growth

Published on 11-05-2018

Intro Colliers International warns Amsterdam that due to the office space shortage, more and more companies are moving towards the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam. There is a chance that the capital will experience negative consequences on being unable to offer the wanted office spaces.  Due to the high amount of transformation in recent...

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Amsterdam's housing plans are forcing industrial areas towards the region

Published on 07-05-2018

The capital’s logistic real estate market is showing comparable effects as the office market is; a shortage of high quality real estate at the desired location.  In the recent eight years the amount of available space decreased with around 400 thousand sq². About 90 thousand sq² of the remaining 200 thousand sq² is...

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Redevelopment of office real estate in Amstelveen

Published on 04-05-2018

Provast, a Dutch real estate investor, bought the office building (lot: 25,000 sq²) located at the Startbaan 16 in Amstelveen. Their purpose is to redevelop the current office function towards housing. Martijn Dirks, partner at Provast, states “The Metropolitan Region Amsterdam has quite a large housing challenge in the years to come....

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Xior Student Housing buys 247 student dwellings in Amsterdam

Published on 02-05-2018

The Belgian investor Xior Student Housing bought three student housing blocks in Amsterdam. The transaction represents an investment value of 47 million euro and has an initial yield of around 5.6%.  The three blocks house a total of 247 units, ranging from 23 sq² to 52 sq². Christian Teunissen, Xior’s CEO states: “This...

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