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.
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."
Of the 47 submissions, the Slaakhuys is one of the ten nominees. The public can now vote for his or her favorite.
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In cooperation with architect Jeroen Hoorn, Frame Vastgoed, as an investor and developer, has given Slaakhuys the luster it deserves after years of vacancy. The well-known national monument once served as the editorial and printing company of daily newspaper Het Vrije Volk and has been one of Rotterdam's newest hotspots since October 2019. The Slaak Rotterdam is now a luxury boutique hotel with 74 rooms and with restaurant & bar Didot34 it is also an asset for Rotterdam and anyone who is not a hotel guest.
The 'Rotterdam Architectuurprijs' puts the best buildings in the city in the spotlight every year. This independent prize is an initiative of the municipality of Rotterdam, organized by Architectuur Instituut Rotterdam (AIR). The best buildings are awarded the RAP jury prize and the RAP audience prize, which are intended for the winning teams of client, designer and builder.
From the 47 submissions, the jury selected ten buildings - including the Slaakhuys - that are eligible for both prizes. From November 1 up to and including December 1, anyone who cares about the architecture of Rotterdam can vote for the RAP audience prize.
Do you also think that the Slaakhuys should win the RAP audience prize? Then cast your vote now!
Welcome at Frame Vastgoed
Our office is located in a beautiful listed building in the fortified town of Brielle in the province of Zuid-Holland, but our roots are a little way away in Rotterdam. This metropolis, so dear to us, also comprises most of our operating area. Frame contributes to the continuous progress of urban development in Rotterdam with a lot of professional enthusiasm. We do so by discovering the hidden needs of the city and then providing those by working on various sizeable real estate projects. We would love to introduce you to our projects via this website. Pleased to meet you; we are Frame Vastgoed.
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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.