Rembrandt Park to become a new commercial and leisure hotspot in Amsterdam
This October, Round Hill Capital, a leading global real estate investment, development and asset management firm and local development manager Boelens de Gruyter will embark on the redevelopment of the Ringpark building in Amsterdam-West, which will be rebranded, Rembrandt Park. The new commercial hub will provide approx. 24,000 m² of premium office space, a coffee bar, restaurant, gym and waterfront terrace. Ideally located between RingPark and the A10 ring road, the development aims to become the ultimate working and leisure environment. Rembrandt Park’s final acceptance is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.
The plans outline the construction of two new glass-fronted storeys on top of the current ten-storey complex. After redevelopment, the building will offer a total of 2,500 m² in office space, from where users and visitors can look out over the city. The pavilion, which offers an attractive view of the nearby water and parkland, will also be rebuilt with extensive use of glass – giving users the sensation of working in the park itself. The ground floor of the pavilion will house a restaurant that is open to the general public, with a large outdoor terrace on the water. Rembrandt Park will be linked to the eponymous park via a corridor under the building, as well as a bridge that takes you across the water into the park. Apart from providing a new home base for a variety of companies, Rembrandt Park is also intended as a destination in its own right for Amsterdammers seeking to escape the bustle of the city centre.
With the redevelopment of the robust office building from the 1960s, followed by the addition of two more buildings on the grounds, Rembrandt Park is set to become a lively new destination in Amsterdam. ‘Right now, you only find through traffic in this area,’ says Maarten de Gruyter of Boelens de Gruyter. ‘With Rembrandt Park, we plan to breathe new life into this green location within the city’s ring road. With the various facilities that it will soon be offering, the redeveloped complex will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood and the city as a whole. The building will offer ideal workspace for a wide range of companies, from start-ups to multinationals.’
De Gruyter: ‘And since it also offers co-working options, leaseholders will be able to inspire each other and work in partnership. Moreover, Rembrandt Park is future-proof: firms who grow beyond the start-up or scale-up phase can stay on as leaseholders.’ Shared areas on the ground floor encourage people to come together and seek synergy with other users. With extras like a sports facility, a coffee bar and a restaurant, the complex offers office workers ample opportunity for encounters and interaction.
Bekijk op kaart
On behalf of investors, Round Hill Capital and Boelens de Gruyter acquired Ringpark a year ago. The office building is located on a 11,000 m² plot on Nachtwachtlaan and looks out over Rembrandtpark, Amsterdam’s second-largest city park. Thanks to its proximity to the A10 ring road, the complex is eminently accessible by car. Amsterdam’s city centre and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are only a short trip away by public transport from the nearby station Amsterdam Lelylaan.
Rembrandt Park is situated on the boundary of the Oud-West and Nieuw-West districts and is particularly interesting for companies seeking a contemporary, vibrant, high-quality office location. The green character of the surrounding area has been extended into the building itself – an approach that will be capped off with the issue of a BREEAM Excellent certificate. Real estate consultants CBRE and JLL will be supporting and advising Boelens de Gruyter and Round Hill Capital in the lease. Visit www.rembrandt-park.com for further details.