Building contract Van Omme & De Groot
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."

Slaakhuys nominated for 'Rotterdam Architectuurprijs'!
Frame Vastgoed is proud to announce that its Slaakhuys project has been nominated for the 'Rotterdam Architectuurprijs' 2019.

Of the 47 submissions, the Slaakhuys is one of the ten nominees. The public can now vote for his or her favorite.

Cast your vote immediately? Then click on this link.

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!

Inspiration meeting Feijenoord
Frame participates in the inspiration meeting Feijenoord from ‘Wonen in Rotterdam’ on Tuesday 15 October in the new Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam.

During this evening, home seekers and interested parties will be given the opportunity to get a good picture of living in Feijenoord: the area from the Erasmus Bridge to Vreewijk, with Kop van Zuid and Katendrecht in between.

The program for this meeting consists of a plenary session in which Frans de Jong, area account manager Feijenoord of the Municipality of Rotterdam, and broker Michael Troost speak. Residents of the neighborhood will also speak. After that, the drink and mini fair will start where various new construction projects in the area are presented and Frame is represented. Frame will highlight Bay House and the development of the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District.

For more information and the timetable, click here.

The Slaak Rotterdam opened
Hotel The Slaak Rotterdam and restaurant & bar Didot34 opened

Hotel The Slaak Rotterdam has opened its doors in the monumental Slaakhuys in Kralingen. The accompanying restaurant with bar Didot34 is also open. As the owner of the Slaakhuys, Frame Vastgoed has completed the redevelopment complex.

Frame Vastgoed has worked with architect Jeroen Hoorn for more than two years on the restoration, renovation and expansion of the Slaakhuys. Whereas in April 2018 the Lidl supermarket in the former printing company of the newspaper Vrij Volk already opened, the rest of the national monument has now also been given a new purpose.

Hotel The Slaak Rotterdam is a design boutique hotel under the Tribute Portfolio label of Marriott Hotels. The Slaak Rotterdam has 74 spacious hotel rooms, restaurant & bar Didot34, two meeting rooms and fitness Studio34. There is a public parking garage with 46 parking spaces under the hotel and the supermarket.

Completely in line with the architecture of the building from 1954, the 1950s style has been implemented in the interior of the hotel. The varied colors, wallpaper with prints and the use of materials such as marble, brass and wood give a feeling of warmth and luxury.

Tasting atmosphere at The Slaak Rotterdam is of course not only reserved for hotel guests; visitors can also visit Restaurant & Bar Didot34 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Paul John de Jong, commercial director at Frame Vastgoed, is therefore proud to speak about a new hotspot in town: "We think it's great that we have been able to restore an iconic building like the Slaakhuys in this place. We see it as an honorable addition and new hotspot for the city of Rotterdam. "

This year, from 12 to 16 December, Frame Vastgoed is once again exhibitor at the Masters of LXRY in the Amsterdam RAI.

After a spectacular debut in 2018 - and an award-winning stand - Frame Vastgoed returns this year for the LOVE Edition of the world's largest luxury fair. The fair surpasses itself in 2019 by a record number of exhibitors (more than 450) and square meters (around 50,000).

At the Frame Vastgoed stand, particular attention will be paid to the development of the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District and especially Bay House and Porter House. The impact and fantastic location of this district are clarified by looking at the beautiful scale model on the spot.

Are you going to visit the Masters of LXRY? Then definitely drop by Frame in the Europahal (stand number 6). We’d love to welcome you with a drink at our cozy bar.

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Frame Vastgoed is the shirt sponsor of Ladies 1 of the Hockey Association Victoria for the next two years.

With the shirt sponsorship of Ladies 1 of the Rotterdam Hockey Association Victoria, playing in the Dutch big league season 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, Frame is investing in the city and wants to show its social commitment. Frame was already a sponsor and member of the Victoria Business Club, but wants to give the team an extra boost with the expansion.

As a Rotterdam-based company, Frame finds it important to contribute to sport; Last year, Rotterdam was named Sports Municipality of the Year. The ladies of HA Victoria became champions last season and thus returned for the first time since 2005 to the highest Dutch podium, the Dutch big league. A great achievement, which is why Frame is proud to enter into this sponsorship.

HA Victoria recently celebrated its 120th anniversary and is preparing for a promising season. Frame wishes the ladies good luck and success and looks forward to the competitions!

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.

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