Handover of first zero-energy homes in Hart van de Waalsprong

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The first homes in Hart van de Waalsprong in Nijmegen have been handed over: 30 ground-oriented zero-energy homes in the Crevas block. In the presence of Nijmegen alderman Noël Vergunst, one of the first residents of Hart van de Waalsprong received the keys to her newly built home.

Alderman Noël Vergunst: “It is good news for Nijmegen that these first homes that have been handed over in Hart van de Waalsprong also mark the handover of the first owner-occupied homes in Hof van Holland. Another great milestone in this area development, which is so important for our city; the heart of De Waalsprong is now starting to beat! I wish the very first residents of Hart van de Waalsprong good luck in their beautiful new homes!”

Development combination Hart van de Waalsprong, a joint project of area developers AM and VanWonen, is proud of this milestone in the project. “It is great that the handovers of the first homes in Hart van de Waalsprong have started. We are proud of the varied and complete programme we are offering here, with a differentiated range of owner-occupied homes, apartments, private rental sector homes and social homes,” says René Steman, VanWonen project director for Hart van de Waalsprong.

Crevas: sustainably developed 
The 30 homes that are now handed over have been developed sustainably on many levels. The homes are zero-energy due to excellent insulation, a heat recovery system, solar panels and district heating. They also provide space for nesting boxes and the roofs of the sheds are covered with sedum. The paving of the courtyard is water permeable. In addition, a low-traffic environment is created, as the residents park their cars behind the homes in the courtyard.

Alkin Kemperman, director of Janssen de Jong Bouw Oost, construction partner for these homes: “When I’m on the construction site, I almost don’t know where to look first. No façade is the same and the brickwork is full of details and surprises. At a time when costs savings and construction speed are of great importance, Hart van de Waalsprong stands out in terms of aesthetics, sustainability and the central place that nature takes in the design. This neighbourhood really adds to the character of Nijmegen and I am proud that we were able to contribute to it with our craftsmanship.”

Final handovers by the end of 2024
The handover of the homes in Alver and Bliek is planned for this year. The multi-storey car park Bliek will also be completed this year. All homes and commercial facilities in Hart van de Waalsprong are expected to be handed over by the end of 2024. A number of houses and apartments are still available. 

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 sustainability, water and greenery, exciting urban architecture, and prominent central square. 

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