Unibail-Rodamco selects Ballast Nedam as contractor for the carcass work ‘Mall of the Netherlands’

After an intensive tendering procedure, Unibail-Rodamco has selected a number of very experienced parties for the execution of Mall of the Netherlands. The contractor for the carcass work of the covered shopping centre is Ballast Nedam.

Otto Ambagtsheer, Managing Director of Unibail-Rodamco stated: “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the selection procedure and have the fullest confidence that the contractors selected will bring our ambitious project to a successful conclusion.”

Cenk Düzyol, CEO of Ballast Nedam commented: “We are delighted that we have won this contract and can participate in this wonderful project. In addition to the carcass, we will also construct the complete facade and the underground car park. A partner like Unibail-Rodamco fits in perfectly with the strategy of our parent company Renaissance to develop projects worldwide via long-term relationships. We are therefore convinced that we will complete this project to their complete satisfaction.”

Subcontracting
Mall of the Netherlands is being constructed on a subcontracting basis because of the flexibility required during the construction process and the possibility of incorporating the latest state of the art techniques in the construction. “In this way we can respond to the latest trends and developments within the retail, catering and leisure sectors. Unibail-Rodamco has purposely chosen Ballast Nedam, which together with the subcontractors will carry out this major operation, so that this causes as little disturbance as possible for the surrounding area and the present shops can remain operational as far as possible” added Teun Koek, Project Manager on behalf of Unibail-Rodamco.

Selected subcontractors
Demolition work: Vlasman
Excavation pit and Earthworks: Sterk
Façade work: TGM
Revolving doors: Boon Edam
Vertical transport installations: Otis
Electrical installations: Energietechniek
Mechanical installations: Roodenburg
Sprinkler installations: Trigion
Sanitary installations: Hoogendoorn
Building logistics: Buko

Project management
The project management that is responsible for coordinating the execution is in the hands of DVP (Diepenhorst de Vos and Partners). This same team was responsible for the successful completion of De Rotterdam, a prestigious project on the Wilhelmina pier in Rotterdam.
The project team of Unibail-Rodamco is supported by engineering firm Connect-em and CityScapes.

About Mall of the Netherlands
After the extension and is completed in 2019, the Leidsenhage shopping centre will be known as ‘Mall of the Netherlands’ and with an area of 117,000 m2 will become the biggest shopping centre in the Netherland. Unique and fully covered, it will be a place where visitors can spend the whole day. It centres around 280 shops, special architecture both inside and out, distinctive catering facilities, a cinema with ten screens, flagship stores with international retailers, an extremely high service level (four stars), and a fresh food market called Fresh! selling only fresh products. Unibail-Rodamco is investing almost 500 million Euro in implementing the plans.

About Unibail-Rodamco
Unibail-Rodamco is a listed owner of shopping centres. The Franco-Dutch company owns large regional shopping centres in the major cities of twelve European countries. In the Netherlands, Unibail-Rodamco is known for the Stadshart Amstelveen, Citymall Almere, Stadshart Zoetermeer and Leidsenhage shopping centres. As the owner, Unibail-Rodamco carries out active management of the shopping centres by renewing and continuing to develop the range of shops to suit the changing requirements of the Dutch consumer. More information about Unibail-Rodamco can be found on www.unibail-rodamco.com.

You can follow the refurbishment of Leidsenhage on www.leidsenhagevernieuwt.nl and www.mallofthenetherlands.com.