Amsterdam, 13 April 2021 – Breevast and ZBG will transform the Terra Nova office complex in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, into a residential complex and health centre. Due to the shortage of housing in this area and the increasing pressure on the Dutch housing market, the redevelopment fits well with the municipality’s plans for extra homes in the ‘Entreegebied’ area. The start of the transformation is planned for the end of 2021 and the project is expected to be completed in mid-2023.
The 35,000 sqm office complex that is currently vacant will be transformed into 385 homes, including 104 low-priced rental homes, 96 medium-priced rental homes, as well as 185 homes for sale and 30 care flats. In addition, there will be a newly developed building for a health centre called ‘De Entrée’, which will house a HOED (General Practitioners Under One Roof) and a pharmacy.
Alderman of Zoetermeer, Mr. Marc Rosier: “The transformation of this former office complex fulfils a long-cherished desire to reuse the existing complex for housing. As the pressure on the housing market continues to grow, we want to be able to keep offering our residents a place to call home and this project in the lively green city district enables us to realize that.”
Mr. Henk Brouwer, CEO of Breevast and member of the Board of Directors of ZBG: “The transformation of Terra Nova offers a great opportunity to realize a considerable amount of small and medium-sized homes. In combination with the health centre and the residential care facilities, we expect to be able to give the existing buildings a sustainable future, something that is welcomed in Zoetermeer.”
The office complex will obtain a sustainable and social function. The outer shell of the building will be reused and the building organization (staircases and escalators) will be retained. In addition, the outer shell will be adapted to the latest building standards and the energy system will be made more sustainable. Where suitable, the current requirements for new building constructions will be applied.
The project aligns with the broader strategy of Breevast and ZBG in which they respond to the changing needs of society by (re)developing high-quality, innovative and sustainable real estate in which people’s well-being and business success are central.