Large projects completed by this organisational unit include transport terminals, utility housing, offices, hospitals and shopping centres. Most projects they take on have either unique architecture, challenging logistics or a high level of complexity.
The character of Ballast Nedam Building Projects
Building Projects is a versatile organisational unit, says Managing Director Halbe Veenstra: "No job is too much for us. We operate in any market segment, and we can go in any desirable direction. As a result, we can adapt like a chameleon to the demands of our clients."
Ballast Nedam Building Projects only looks for the top players in the industry to operate at a high level—a mix of proven veterans and high potentials. Our teams have an eye on their surroundings, and they can realise large-scale buildings on a small construction site with minimum disruption. We share one goal: to realise the most complicated projects in the Netherlands.
Three examples to be proud of
Another example is Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, where Building Projects turned an open-air shopping centre into the largest and most luxurious indoor shopping centre in the Netherlands with almost military precision.
At Hart van Zuid in Rotterdam, they successfully used 'Social Return' in collaboration with the municipality of Rotterdam. People from the surrounding area who had difficulty finding work were involved in the project. They helped with various tasks such as tidying up the building site and carpentry work. The team also facilitated them in their search for their talents.
Efficiency with an eye for detail
An example is the realisation of Arnhem Central Station. The project featured large-scale organic forms and was originally planned to be realised in solid concrete. This proved to be impossible due to technical risks in terms of weight and shrinkage factors. We looked at shipbuilding techniques by thinking out-of-the-box, where specialists have fully mastered this special design technique with steel. With success! Many awards have been won for the use of concrete and steel.
The network of Ballast Nedam Building Projects
The relationship with the client is of paramount importance. Through the process-driven approach, Building Projects manages to discuss any possible bottlenecks upfront. This enables them to anticipate risks before the project begins and ensure they are not confronted with unexpected issues.
Since March 1, 2021, Halbe holds the position of Managing Director at Ballast Nedam Building Projects. He is responsible for the realisation of construction projects and the satisfaction of clients and stakeholders are the primary concern.