CBRE Global Investors and Ballast Nedam entered into a construction team agreement for the regeneration and expansion of the World Trade Center (‘WTC’) at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. The WTC is part of the CBRE Dutch Office Fund, a non-listed property investment fund, managed by CBRE Global Investors. An additional tower – the tenth – will be built on the corner of the Strawinskylaan and the Beethovenstraat. This will add 32,000 m2 office space. At the same time the neighbouring existing D-tower will be revitalised and connected to the new building.
In the Construction team, CBRE Global Investors, her consultants and Ballast Nedam work jointly on the engineering of the revitalising and the expansion of the WTC. In cooperation the project will be prepared in such a way that this will lead to an acceptable and feasible final design, respectively execution plan with the corresponding documents, such as schedules, drawings, phasing’s and reports, for CBRE Global Investors. The term of the construction team phase will end in the first quarter of 2018 after which, in April 2018, CBRE Global Investors can finally decide on the start of construction work.
The WTC Amsterdam is a dynamic and commercial ‘metropolis’, populated by approximately three hundred companies. It is positioned in the centre of the Amsterdam Zuidas. This ‘metropolis’ has to remain fully operational during the revitalisation and expansion of Tower D. The working procedures will be adapted to the primary process of the WTC. Ballast Nedam has proved in previous projects to be very experienced in executing this role.
The construction site will be tight, because space is scarce at the Zuidas. Construction site management and a sophisticated logistic process are essential. Besides the expansion of the WTC with an extra tower, a two-layer underground parking garage will also be expanded horizontally.