AM, VanWonen and Janssen de Jong Bouw join forces for Hart van de Waalsprong in Nijmegen
03 June 2021
News item, Area and Property Development
Development combination Hart van de Waalsprong (a joint project of area developers AM and VanWonen) has signed a cooperation agreement with Janssen de Jong Bouw. This agreement concerns the realization of 155 homes and a parking facility in the new, energy-neutral residential and shopping centre Hart van de Waalsprong in Nijmegen. The realization of the parking building will be handled by sister company Hercuton. The construction project includes the buildings Alver (A), Bliek (B) and Crevas (C) on the Graaf Alardsingel and is divided into four construction phases. Construction started at the beginning of May and by next fall all four construction phases will be in progress.
René Steman, project director of Hart van de Waalsprong: “When, after the completion, the people who live here and visitors of Hart van de Waalsprong go home or to the shopping center via the Graaf Alardsingel, they will see the buildings realized by Janssen de Jong Bouw. A diverse collection of houses of an urban architecture design that will define the cosy town that Hart van de Waalsprong is going to be. I am confident that the future residents will be very satisfied with the result of the construction work of Janssen de Jong Bouw.
Early May, Janssen de Jong Bouw started the construction of the first part of Bliek, which consists of 50 apartments in the social housing sector. Before the summer, the construction of Crevas, 30 ground-oriented houses and 30 apartments, will start, followed by 37 ground-oriented houses in Alver. In autumn, the construction of the remaining part of Bliek will start: 8 townhouses and the parking facility.
Louis Camps, general manager of the Housing cluster of Janssen de Jong Group: “Hart van de Waalsprong is a project that enables us to show what we, as Janssen de Jong Bouw, are good at. A successful construction process is based on trust, transparency and good communication. By working together in this way, it becomes possible to create the essence of Janssen de Jong Bouw: ‘Let's build happiness’. I am proud of the collaboration with Development Combination Hart van de Waalsprong and our sister company Hercuton during this special time.”
Four architects signed on for the design: BRINK Architecten & Stedenbouw b.v., Korthielens Architecten, Level of Detail Architecten and Monadnock. Each architect added a distinctive design, choice of materials and colours to their part of the plan. The side wall of Crevas will literally have a heart in it. The houses will also be equipped with bird nests, swallow boxes and stones that will accommodate insects. The homes on the Graaf Alardsingel will have low-noise features such as acoustic glass and heavy acoustic window frames.
Sustainable parking facility
The parking facility, which will be built by Hercuton, will be a transparent and light building for safe and pleasant parking. The parking building will have a surface area of approximately 9,500 m² and will provide space for 306 cars. It will be built in a visibly sustainable style, including a special pergola topped with approximately 2,200 m² of PV panels. These will provide the electricity for roughly 150 households.
Maarten Bakker, General Manager of the Business Housing Cluster at Janssen de Jong Group (of which Hercuton is part): “In the spirit of our core values ‘together’ and ‘solution-oriented’, we started this wonderful project together with the client and our colleagues. Given our positive experiences in the initial phase, we have complete confidence in the realization. We’re looking forward to a splendid end result.”
Hart van de Waalsprong: living and shopping in a diverse and energy-neutral fashion
Hart van de Waalsprong is an area development project by area and property developer VanWonen and area developer AM. The development site covers a total of six hectares and offers space for 11,900 m² of facilities and 500 homes. These are distributed over seven blocks. The 280 owner-occupied homes and 220 rental homes, including 101 social rental homes and 119 homes in the private rental sector, are located in various parts of the district. Meeting others is the central theme in the urban development design of the core area of the town. That is possible on the central square, but also in the various ‘pocket parks’ that offer a variety of recreational opportunities. The ambition to make this the first energy-neutral shopping centre in the Netherlands is visible in the solar panels and solar pergolas, as well as in the innovative wadis, public gardens, green roofs and water features. There are also sustainable mobility solutions. The shared electric cars of We Drive Solar store energy that can be used again after the sun has set. Residents can make use of this mobility solution.