Start of construction 2nd phase Hart van de Waalsprong in Nijmegen

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The installation of a prefab concrete interior wall panel by a construction crane on Thursday afternoon marked the start of construction of the second phase of Hart van de Waalsprong in Nijmegen. This second phase, in Front, Hosta and Iberis, comprises 101 zero-energy homes featuring distinctive architecture. Hendriks Bouw en Ontwikkeling is building the homes, for the development combination Hart van de Waalsprong, a partnership of area developers AM and VanWonen.

During a festive gathering in the café of sports venue De Boog, the future residents were congratulated by alderman Noël Vergunst: “Nijmegen’s second city centre is really beginning to take shape. It’s great that we are in the process of building the houses that we so badly need in Nijmegen. In a lively and pleasant environment with many amenities around the corner. I congratulate all future residents on their new and sustainable homes.”

René Steman, project director of Hart van de Waalsprong: “We are happy that we are now starting the construction of the second phase of Hart van de Waalsprong. 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. We are certain that many generations will enjoy living here.”

Front, Hosta and Iberis
Front is an apartment building that will arise above several shops. It will feature a varied range of apartments with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Front, designed by Monadnock architects, is characterised by the 10 storeys high residential tower on the corner of the building, which towers over the square in Hart van de Waalsprong. There will be a total of 32 owner-occupied apartments in Front. 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. 

Ronald van Dielen, director of Hendriks Bouw: “The houses and apartments we are building here are going to be both great looking and sustainable. With a high degree of architectural diversity and a lot of attention to detail. This is how we contribute to creating sustainable living environments.”

Sustainable and comfortable living
In developing the houses and apartments in Hart van de Waalsprong, future-proof design played an important part. Sustainability and comfort are key aspects. 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. Attention is also being paid to a healthy and green living environment. An example is Front’s roof garden. And rainwater will not be discharged via the sewers, but used for soil infiltration.

Available homes and planning
The handover of the ground-oriented houses of Hosta and Iberis will start from the first quarter of 2024. The handover of the Front apartments will start after the summer of 2024. There are still some houses and apartments available. To see the current houses on offer, please visit:

Hart van de Waalsprong
Hart van de Waalsprong is located in the Hof van Holland district. This new district of Nijmegen-Noord (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). In addition to the shopping centre, Hart van de Waalsprong will feature 504 owner-occupied and rental homes (including 101 social housing apartments), and over 30 retail units, including inviting cafes and restaurants. The new neighbourhood has a distinctive character due to its sustainability, water and greenery, and exciting urban architecture. 

The first residents of Hart van de Waalsprong received the keys to their new homes at the end of October last year. The multi-storey car park with its unique architectural design is also in use now. It features a solar roof, which will provide a large part of the district with sustainably generated energy. The first part of the shopping centre will be handed over to the retail owners at the end of 2023. The second phase will be completed in 2024.

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