Verweij Holding and Dienst Zuidas sign land lease for construction of student housing
Today, 5 July 2013, Verweij Holding and Dienst Zuidas signed the land lease for the lot at the De Boelelaan and Antonio Vivaldistraat intersection. 800 student apartments will be built at this location. Preparations for construction will commence next month, and the application process starts today. The apartments will be completed in September 2014.
This modern and leading student apartment complex consists of self-contained student apartments with a private kitchen and bathroom. All apartments have a floor area of 21 m² and feature a high-speed secure Internet and television connection. The property, called Ravel Residence, offers all kinds of facilities, like a grand café with terrace, trendy lounge, study rooms, and a laundry room. There are also private dining rooms to dine with your friends or family or to throw a dinner party. The roof features a sports field and city farming. The caretaker is at your disposal every day and at night you can rely on your security guard 365 days a year, who can be reached through your personal app. The building consists of five floors with a private communal garden in the centre.
Johan Verweij, director of Verweij Holding: "We are currently working on several development projects in Amsterdam under the name Student Experience”. The student apartment complex Ravel Residence constitutes the international start. It’s great that the city is offering us the opportunity to develop the first Experience on the Zuidas. Living in this prime location as a student is the experience of a lifetime. It’s a place where you can enjoy life, relax, study, work and meet one another.
Ravel Residence was designed by OeverZaaijer. The complex is being built by contractor Jan Snel. The student apartments are built according to a modular construction concept and comply with the permanent building regulations, but will remain in use for a period of 12 years.
Developments in Zuidas continue, with more attention being paid to housing. Adding properties is an important step in the development of a mixed and vibrant city centre. With the construction of 800 student apartments, Zuidas also contributes to meeting the demand for student housing in Amsterdam.