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.