Partnership agreement for 2nd phase of Hart van de Waalsprong, Nijmegen

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Development combination Hart van de Waalsprong, a joint project of area developers AM and VanWonen, signed a partnership agreement with Hendriks Bouw en Ontwikkeling. Hendriks will build the second and final phase of Hart van de Waalsprong. This concerns 127 homes and 2100 m2 (GFA) of commercial space.

Hendriks will realise four blocks: Front, Grutto, Hosta and Iberis. These are located on the south side of the central shopping square in Hart van de Waalsprong. The blocks include a total of 127 homes: 58 apartments and 69 ground-oriented houses. A varied range of homes and apartments, in terms of design, size, and floor plans. The four blocks also include around 2,100 m2 of commercial space.
René Steman, project director of Hart van de Waalsprong: ‘We are entering the second phase of Hart van de Waalsprong with confidence, thanks to the collaboration with Hendriks. This will be a very attractive residential and shopping area for our customers. With many unique architectural details, and with a focus on a healthy living environment for future generations.’

Front, Grutto, Hosta and Iberis
Front and Grutto are apartment buildings that will be located above a number of shops. Both buildings offer a diverse range of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Front, designed by Monadnock architects, is characterised by a 10 storeys high residential tower on the corner of the building. It towers over the Oranje Marieplein square in Hart van de Waalsprong. Front will feature 32 owner-occupied apartments. Grutto is a smaller, four-storey apartment building, designed by De Zwarte Hond. It will contain 26 owner-occupied apartments. Grutto is located on the south side of the lively shopping square of Hart van de Waalsprong. The plan for Hosta and Iberis consists of 69 ground-oriented, zero-energy houses. The houses vary in size from approximately 121 m2 to 194 m2. What makes this subplan so unique is the great variety in architecture. Four architectural firms were involved in the design of Hosta and Iberis: Monadnock, BRINK, Level of Detail, and Korthtielens.
Vincent Hendriks, director of Hendriks: ‘Creating sustainable living environments is firmly anchored in our mission: Hendriks builds for generations. We build for today and for tomorrow, and that is reflected in our ideas and actions.’

Sustainable and comfortable living
In developing the houses and apartments in Hart van de Waalsprong, the focus was on the future. Sustainability and comfort play a major role. All homes are gasless and equipped with underfloor heating (district heating), and there is a balanced ventilation system with heat recovery. Solar panels help reduce the cost of power consumption A healthy, green and nature-inclusive living environment is another area of focus. This is reflected in the roof garden of both Front and Grutto. And in the nesting facilities for house sparrows, swifts and bats that will be incorporated in the façades. Also, rainwater will not be discharged via the sewers, but used for soil infiltration.

Construction is expected to start at the end of 2022 and completion is scheduled for mid-2024. With the completion of these 127 homes and the commercial spaces, the entire Hart van de Waalsprong plan will be completed.

Hart van de Waalsprong
Hart van de Waalsprong is located in the Hof van Holland district. This new district of Nijmegen North is conveniently located between Spiegelwaal, Graaf Alardsingel, and the railway. Hart van de Waalsprong is the heart of the Waalsprong (the area in Nijmegen north of the river Waal) for living and shopping. It is easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport (the train station of Lent is within walking distance).  Hart van de Waalsprong is also close to the river Waal, the floodplains, and the city centre of Nijmegen. Hart van de Waalsprong will feature 504 owner-occupied and rental homes (including 101 social housing apartments), and over 35 retail units, including inviting cafes and restaurants. The new neighbourhood has a distinctive character due to its visible sustainability, its water and greenery, exciting urban architecture, and the prominent central square.

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