Hart van Zuid

In an innovative partnership with the municipality and in close consultation with all residents and stakeholders in Rotterdam Zuid, Ballast Nedam is developing and implementing an integrated project named ‘Hart van Zuid: a Place to Stay’.

The Rotterdam Zuid area is to be rejuvenated with a pleasant and lively urban centre. A coordinated area development project connects and improves all much-visited functions, such as the Ahoy entertainment and conference centre, shopping mall, Zuider Park, bus station, swimming pool and theatre. The public can meet and mix in the new traffic calmed Gooilandsingel and Plein op Zuid. Ahoy will be expanded with a new conference centre and cinema. The redevelopment will also include a fifty-metre swimming pool, theatre, library and housing.

The realization of this ambitious urban vision involves an investment of more than EUR 300 million over a 20-year period. The investments will be made in amenities, shops, housing, infrastructure, parking spaces, access roads, transport and public spaces. Job and traineeship opportunities will be created for the young population of the Zuid district.

The plans for the Hart van Zuid project were worked out in greater detail in 2014 in close consultation with residents, entrepreneurs and future users. Some 220 local people took part in the public-private neighbourhood partnership to discuss the action plan for the Zuidplein Area. The meetings produced over 175 ideas, which were distilled into eight concrete proposals for traffic, quality of life and shopping. These proposals are currently on the drawing board and, if feasible, will be integrated into the EIA, the zoning plan and the master plan.

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Rotterdam Zuid

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Project Information

Project Owner: Project of Ballast Nedam, in partnership with the Municipality of Rotterdam

Project Phase: In progress

Construction Time: 2014 - 2021

Function category: Integrated area development

Global Goals