Stilwerk Rijnhaven District
Stilwerk settles permanently in Rijnhaven District

The German design department store Stilwerk has announced that it will permanently establish itself in the monumental Santos warehouse in the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District.

Stilwerk made this known during its New Year's meeting in Hamburg. The former coffee warehouse Santos is being transformed into a distinctive total concept with design shops, coworking space, serviced apartments and food concepts. The total surface area of approximately 8000 m2 will comprise around 3500 m2 of retail space.

The imposing Santos building gets a crown on the roof by adding a floating golden layer. Architects of this project are Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten and Wessel de Jonge architects. Architect Karin Renner about Stilwerk Rotterdam: 'Katendrecht is developing rapidly. For Hamburg Stilwerk was an important pioneer in urban development 20 years ago. Santos in Rotterdam is a beautiful monumental building that we embrace and that at the same time gets a destination in this modern era. We love to unite old and new, so a beautiful contrast and dialogue is created between historical and modern design. '

Stilwerk is on top of Gassan Diamonds the second big name that Frame Vastgoed can announce with regard to the retail offer in the Rijnhaven District. It is expected that construction work will start in Santos in the summer of 2019 and Stilwerk will open its doors in early 2021.

Image: Stilwerk in Berlin

Frame invests in major maintenance rental houses IJsselmonde

Frame Vastgoed has commissioned Van der Meulen Vastgoedzorg for the major maintenance of its rental properties in IJsselmonde Rotterdam.

This concerns the rental properties of the Kerkedijk apartment complex. This complex consists of five buildings with 22 apartments each (social rental and free sector) and is located in a green, safe environment. The Kerkedijk apartments are three and four-room apartments in three different types.

The maintenance work includes the replacement of windows and doors, repairing concrete and tackling the overall paintwork. In this way Frame wants to optimize the living enjoyment of the residents of Kerkedijk and offer them a pleasant living environment.

The project realization has now started. The work is expected to take approximately 40 weeks.

Design hotel next to new Porsche Center Rotterdam
Frame Vastgoed develops a design hotel next to new Porsche Center Rotterdam

Frame Vastgoed has plans for a new design hotel next to the new Porsche Center Rotterdam, directly at the A20 in the Rotterdam 'Spaanse Polder'.

The hotel plan has approximately 150 hotel rooms and a business meeting point with conference, event and meeting facilities. With this investment, Frame strengthens the quality of the place where the new Porsche Center is being developed and the entrance zone of the Spanish Polder.

With this, Frame is the next investor to assign potential to the A20 zone on the north side of Rotterdam. The visible larger investments in the Van Nelle Fabriek and the Groothandelsmarkt also confirm the success of the sustained efforts by the entrepreneurs involved and the municipalities of Rotterdam and Schiedam with the aim of bringing the housing climate of the Spanish Polder up to standard.

Frame is expected to start in 2020 with the construction of the design hotel.

The Box | Bay House
Living in Bay House’s ‘heart of glass’

During the Masters of LXRY, Frame Vastgoed unveiled the most spectacular penthouse of Bay House: The Box. The Box is the extravagant center of Bay House. With its surface of approximately 1,000 square meters and impressive floor height up to 12 meters, it is the largest and most spectacular living experience in Rotterdam and surroundings.

The Box can be completely arranged according to your own wishes. As an illustration, the design by interior designer Robert Kolenik shows one of the many possibilities.

The Box is for those who demand exclusivity at its best. Exclusivity in size, height, design and originality. There is only one Box in the world, it does not become more unique. Living in The Box is living in 'the heart of glass' of Bay House.

You can find all specifications and artist impressions here

Partnership R365|Christie’s International Real Estate
Frame enters into partnership with R365 | Christie's International Real Estate

Since 1 December 2018 Frame Vastgoed and R365 | Christie's International Real Estate have been working together for the sale of Bay House.

On July 7, 2018, Frame started selling Bay House; luxury apartments in the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District. After a successful period in which Frame has sold almost three-quarters of the apartments, Frame and the renowned and internationally oriented R365 | Christie's International Real Estate have decided to join forces for the follow-up project.

With the international reach of R365 | Christie's International Real Estate and the expertise in the top segment of real estate professional Leslie de Ruiter, the aim is to appeal to an even larger target group for Bay House and other projects in the future. Thanks to this collaboration, Bay House has now also appeared on Funda.

Frame at Masters of LXRY 2018
Frame debuts as an exhibitor at Masters of LXRY 2018

Frame Vastgoed will be present at the famous Masters of LXRY in the Amsterdam RAI from 6 to 10 December 2018 as an exhibitor.

With her debut this year at the Masters of LXRY she sees an excellent opportunity to put herself and her projects, including the new Porsche Center Rotterdam, the Slaakhuys, Bay House and the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District, on the international map.

At the stand of Frame, attention will be paid in particular to the development of the Rijnhaven District and Bay House. Visitors to the Masters of LXRY will appreciate the luxury that the Rijnhaven District will add to the city like no other and will be given the opportunity at the fair to already taste the atmosphere that this high-end district is going to present.

The Genius Edition of the Masters of LXRY is dedicated this year to innovation and innovative, unique trends and designs. This seventeenth edition is therefore even more international and contemporary than ever before. It is also the largest edition ever, with more than 42,500 m² being shown the best of the best thanks to the geniuses of 2018: excellence, brands and companies that stand out in their field. Frame is proud to be part of this. The preparations for a fantastic stand are therefore in full swing.

If you are going to visit the Masters of LXRY, then you will find Frame in the Europahal (stand number 7). We would love to drink a glass of champagne with you at our cozy bar.

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Frame develops new construction at Oude Wal - Rotterdam Hoogvliet

At the Oude Wal site in Rotterdam Hoogvliet, Frame Vastgoed is working on its own portfolio for a high-quality new development with a diverse program. Frame invests in the construction of approximately 50 spacious rental apartments with in the plinth neighborhood facilities, in the form of different types of retail space. An underground parking garage where residents can park is also part of the program.

The new building to be developed, based on the design by architect Jeroen Hoorn, is of a durable and high quality. The intended stores fit in with the economic need of the district (Nieuw Engeland), are small-scale and correspond with the existing stores. The rental apartments are focused on the housing requirements of Hoogvliet and are, due to the large size, future-proof and durable. Frame has already signed a long-term lease with a tenant.

Jeroen Hoorn has designed a beautiful all-sided building block consisting of a plinth with a recessed turret on the corner. The idea is that the façades are constructed from masonry frames in brick and in similar color to the surrounding buildings. This creates a natural connection with the environment. The façade makes the architecture less closed. The skirting board will be the same length as the old building and will reflect exactly the length of the block opposite. The accompanying impression shows the effect of the building in its surroundings.

In summary, the planned new construction program is as follows:

New Porsche Centre Rotterdam
Frame Vastgoed develops a new, spectacular location for Porsche Centre Rotterdam

Frame Vastgoed has signed a long-term lease with Pon Luxury Cars for a new location of Porsche Centre Rotterdam, directly on the A20 in the Rotterdam ‘Spaanse Polder’. This is combined with exclusive showrooms for two other luxury car brands from Pon Luxury Cars, concerning Bentley and Lamborghini.

With this, Porsche Centre Rotterdam will leave the current location at the Autostrada. Frame has long been the owner of the location along the A20 and proudly presents the plans it has developed in collaboration with Pon Luxury Cars. This is how Paul John de Jong, Director of Development at Frame, explains: 'For us, the conclusion of this agreement is the definitive recognition of our vision for this place. We recognize Pon's entrepreneurship to tackle this location in a progressive way. We are very proud of this and expect it to be a huge boost for the area. An area in which we make in a long-term investment.'

The arrival of Pon Luxury Cars to the ‘Spaanse Polder’ is another important step for the upgrading of this area. Area manager Spaanse Polder, Jean-Paul Andela, is therefore very pleased on behalf of the municipality of Rotterdam: 'Pon's choice for this location is a confirmation for us of the continuing efforts of the municipalities of Rotterdam and Schiedam and the entrepreneurs involved to improve the housing climate of the Spanish polder to the level that it deserves. This place has always occupied a prominent position for Rotterdam, we are pleased that this can be continued in a modern way.'

Frame is expected to start in November 2018 with the work for the renovation of the approximately 16,500 m² building. The opening of the building with the new showrooms of luxury car brands is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Frame Vastgoed and Borealis Hotel Group bring luxury lifestyle brand from Accor to Rotterdam Rijnhaven

Borealis Hotel Group and Frame Vastgoed have signed a long-term lease for a large-scale hotel under the luxury lifestyle brand of Accor Hotels Group at the Rijnhaven in Rotterdam. Accor has a diverse range of brands, including Sofitel's, in the high-end luxury lifestyle segment.

Borealis Hotel Group, in collaboration with Accor, expects to open the luxury lifestyle hotel towards the Rijnhaven metro station by the end of 2020. The hotel will have more than 200 hotel rooms and various catering establishments including a rooftop and finger food bar, a signature restaurant, a destination restaurant and a coffee & bakery corner. The transaction with Borealis was established by Colliers International Hotels on behalf of Frame.

Frame Vastgoed is very pleased with the collaboration with Borealis and sees this as an important next step in the realization of the Rijnhaven District, where the municipality of Rotterdam announced Stillwerk as the new owner of warehouse Santos and where Frame reached agreement with Jumbo Supermarkten for the housing a new and enlarged Jumbo supermarket at the Hillelaan.

Recently, the municipality of Rotterdam also announced its ambitions for the further development of the Rijnhaven District by presenting a large city park in the Rijnhaven. The arrival of the luxury lifestyle hotel to this southern part of the city center is seen as an important building block for this ambition.

Borealis Hotel Group specializes in investing, developing and managing hotels in Europe. Borealis operates its hotels among the major brands of IHG, Marriott, Hilton and Accor.

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