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MASTERPLAN RIJNHAVEN
Masterplan Rijnhaven Rotterdam

The municipality of Rotterdam announced its Masterplan for the Rijnhaven today. It sets out what the general starting points will be for the continuation of the development of the Rijnhaven. The Masterplan is not yet a definitive plan; after it has been determined by the municipality, this will be further tested and worked out in sub-plans.

In recent years, Frame Vastgoed has discussed and coordinated the development of the Pols of Katendrecht and the vision on developments around and in the Rijnhaven in various consultation and planning teams. The programs, public space, connection to the public transport hub and the surrounding neighbourhoods influence each other.

The coherence is obviously important for sustainable, future-proof area development and the roll-out of the "City on two Riverbanks strategy". The level of ambition, the urban densification on Posthumalaan, the continuation of the urban axis and the addition of a special urban program including art and culture and innovative living and working concepts were put forward by Frame at an early stage. All this within the context of, and connected by, a metropolitan park in and on the Rijnhaven.

Frame is pleased with the recent steps taken by the municipality of Rotterdam with regard to the future of the Rijnhaven. The masterplan released by the municipality is in line with this background, the involvement and the construction and development plans of Frame and its investment portfolio at Katendrecht. Frame considers it of great importance that current and new residents, entrepreneurs, stakeholders and investing parties are informed of the ambitions that the municipality has in and around Rijnhaven.

At the end of 2015, Frame purchased the integral position of ECCR B.V., a collaboration between the Shanghai Construction Group and Volker Wessels. Since then, Frame has been operating as a direction and area developer for these locations and the Rijnhaven development.

Frame will handle the development and programming of the construction volumes planned for the Rijnhaven near the Rijnhaven metro station. Good agreements are currently being made with the municipality about the role of Frame and the cooperation therein with the municipality with regard to the projects on the Pols of Katendrecht and in the Rijnhaven area.

Frame will endeavour to represent the interests of its stakeholders and strive for a good and logical alignment with its expectations.

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Frame Vastgoed celebrates start of Bay House & MGallery hotel construction in Rotterdam Rijnhaven District

On the 3th of February, Frame Vastgoed, together with builder Van Omme & De Groot and alderman Bas Kurvers, gave the go-ahead for the construction of Bay House and the adjacent ‘MGallery Hotel Collection’ hotel in the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District.

The festive celebration of the start construction took place in Kantine Walhalla, a stone's throw from the Bay House and MGallery construction site. Frank Blom, director of Frame Vastgoed, said: ‘This is a very important moment for our valued buyers, partners and tenants, but certainly also for Katendrecht, its residents and therefore for the city. Katendrecht is finally getting the beautiful entrance it deserves and with Bay House and MGallery it will be a beautiful sight location on the Rijnhaven.’

Residential Director Petra Rutten added: ‘There is a strong connection between our buyers and Rotterdam. They are often connected by work, sometimes by love, or would like to return to where they used to live.’

Guus de Groot, general director at Van Omme & De Groot: ‘We think it is an honor and pleasure to be able to participate as a Rotterdam company on such a particularly beautiful and challenging project in our city.’

Bay House will be a luxury apartment complex of around 88 owner-occupied apartments and 22 rental apartments. More than three-quarters of the apartments have already been sold. The MGallery Hotel Collection hotel will consist of more than 200 rooms, a restaurant, rooftop bar, terrace, wellness center and event space.

These new developments in the high segment ensure a remarkable mix and diversity in the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District. Alderman Bas Kurvers said the following about this: ‘Diversity is part of Rotterdam. We also create that with these homes, so that is really very good news.’

The official act by the alderman consisted of handing over a check with a donation on behalf of Frame and the residents of Bay House to Stichting Platform Katendrecht. This young platform deserves a helping hand in organizing various activities such as art and music lessons for young people in the neighborhood. Central to this is the development of entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurship at the service of the Katendrecht district.

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Frame Vastgoed concludes contract with Van Omme & De Groot for construction of Bay House and Sofitel

Frame Vastgoed and Van Omme & De Groot Project developers and builders have concluded a building contract for the construction of the luxury apartment complex Bay House and the adjacent MGallery by Sofitel hotel in the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District.

Preparatory work for the start of construction will commence in December 2019. Bay House and the Sofitel hotel (working title "The View") are expected to be ready for delivery two and a half years later.

Director Development & Realization at Frame Real Estate, Rick van Heumen, is delighted about the collaboration: "We have found a very competent partner in Van Omme & De Groot with whom we share the same Rotterdam mentality, which makes working together pleasant."

Olaf Lange, commercial director at Van Omme & De Groot: "We are proud to be able to participate in the realization of such a beautiful and special project as Bay House and Sofitel in our own city."

Bay House will be a luxury apartment complex of around 88 owner-occupied apartments and 22 rental apartments. More than three-quarters of the apartments have already been sold. The MGallery by Sofitel hotel will consist of more than 200 rooms, a restaurant, rooftop bar, terrace, wellness center and event space.

The start of the construction of Bay House and the Sofitel hotel marks a new phase in the successful area developments on the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht, where a large number of major projects will start in the upcoming period. The adjacent Porter House projects (a residential tower on the old "Jumbo location", equipped with a new Jumbo food market and "Galleria" with various stores) and the transformation of the monumental coffee warehouse Santos - in which the German design department store Stilwerk will be located - will also be part of this. The renovation of the Brede Hilledijk will also follow, which will give the entrance to Katendrecht the appearance and quality it deserves.

Councilor Bas Kurvers responded on behalf of the municipality: "On behalf of the municipality, I congratulate Frame and Van Omme & De Groot for entering into this agreement. The start of The View herewith heralds an ambitious development of this part of Katendrecht. This substantial development program requires strong parties who want to put their shoulders to the wheel together."

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Frame Vastgoed is a risk-bearing developer, investor, and service organisation characterised by its professionalism, commitment, and specialty regarding sustainable and urban living environments. We transform vacant office buildings, restore listed properties, and realise new residential and shopping areas in full-service living environments, primarily in the Rotterdam metropolitan area.

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