80,000 office space
4,000 outdoor sports facilities
Interdisciplinary design process
The site is home to the Army Command headquarters, the headquarters of the Support Command and elements of the Defence Materiel Organisation. During the design process, various disciplines worked together to guarantee the quality of the living and working environment. The many different gardens incorporated into the design enhance the green character of the environment and the site also benefits from ‘open space’. Thanks to this space, there is built-in flexibility to allow further growth and common use by third parties, creating additional possibilities and generating extra income in the future.
Lower lifetime costs
From design through to maintenance and management, every link in the process was incorporated into a single DBFMO contract. This contract form resulted in lower lifetime costs and allowed us to make different design and materials choices. Higher investment costs will be easily recouped over the operation period, as maintenance and replacement costs are lower.
The project has achieved a BREEAM-NL 4-star certificate (Excellent) for the building (Asset) and Management components. Achieving such a high score on more than one component within BREEAM-NL In-Use is quite rare.
Walter began his career in the railway sector, where he worked on various formula developments such as the implementation of the well-known OV chip card. Since 2008, he has been working on integral projects within Ballast Nedam. A part of the building sector in which he uses his knowledge about tender and contract management daily.