Hart van de Waalsprong Nijmegen: 119 apartments and 11,800 m2 of commercial property sold

25 October 2021

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Area developers AM and VanWonen have signed agreements with Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance and Hans Geveling Vastgoed for the Hart van de Waalsprong project in Nijmegen. Hans Geveling Vastgoed acquires the energy-neutral shopping centre in Nijmegen North with over 11,800 m2 of commercial space. Syntrus Achmea will purchase 119 extremely energy-efficient apartments on behalf of pension fund PME.


The signing ceremony took place at the Provada real estate fair in the RAI in Amsterdam. Gerhard Bolk, director of AM and Alfred Bolks, chief executive officer of VanWonen, signed on behalf of Hart van de Waalsprong C.V. Anjelica Cicilia, director of Acquisition & Development, signed on behalf of Syntrus Achmea and Hans Geveling signed on behalf of Hans Geveling Vastgoed. 

Sustainable homes in an attractive location
Syntrus Achmea will buy 119 apartments spread over three blocks. The homes vary in size between 58 and 134 m2 (on average 79 m2) and are suitable for a broad target group, including families, first-time home buyers, students, elderly people and people with special residential requirements. “It is wonderful that we can add a large number of sustainable homes to the investment portfolio of our client PME, especially at this attractive location. This will be of great benefit to the many people in Nijmegen who are looking for a home, and it will also be good for the participants in the pension fund”, says Anjelica Cicilia, director of Acquisition & Development at Syntrus Achmea.

“Altogether, Hart van de Waalsprong offers a very varied and complete programme: owner-occupied homes, mid-range and private sector rental homes and 101 social housing units. For these social homes, we already signed agreements earlier this year with the housing corporations Portaal and Talis,” says René Steman, project director on behalf of VanWonen for Hart van de Waalsprong.  

Innovative and sustainable shopping centre
Retail entrepreneur Hans Geveling Vastgoed acquires the commercial facilities. In addition to two supermarkets, Albert Heijn and ALDI, that are already under a leasing contract, there are around 30 smaller units for retail, services and catering. Hart van de Waalsprong has started the leasing process for these units. Hans Geveling says: “We are in the process of developing an innovative shopping centre for the residents of Hart van de Waalsprong that will score highly in terms of sustainability and involvement in the neighbourhood. It’s an honour for us to start a unique shopping centre in this prominent location.”

Thijs Huis in het Veld, project director of Hart van de Waalsprong on behalf of AM: “As an area developer, it is our passion to develop and build meaningful places. Hart van de Waalsprong will give Nijmegen North a major new impulse. The shopping centre will be the sustainable and healthy heart of the community, that everyone has been eagerly looking forward to for years.”

Hart van de Waalsprong: the vibrant heart of Nijmegen North
Hart van de Waalsprong is a mixed-use area development by area developers AM and VanWonen. The central area of Hart van de Waalsprong is a cosy, lively place for the daily shopping needs and is a pleasant residential environment. Moreover, Hart van de Waalsprong is developing into a very progressive neighbourhood, with a strong focus on sustainability and health.

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