The pace of population ageing is set to increase in many Dutch municipalities, including Wassenaar, in the next 30 years, according to research by a.s.r. real estate and others. The addition of lifetime-compatible homes is necessary to meet the growing demand for suitable senior housing. As well as meeting the housing needs of this target group, senior home moves generate more mobility in the housing market, which is why the homes are leased on a priority basis to seniors. The homes in Ridderhof feature wide corridors, a large storeroom and a separate laundry room. In 2022, the residential fund of a.s.r. real estate acquired the Lapis Lazuli project in Heerhugowaard, where homes were also leased to seniors on a priority basis.
Robbert van Dijk, Fund Director at ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, said: ‘Finding suitable accommodation is a challenge for many seniors nowadays. We believe it is important to contribute to mobility in the housing market while offering as many people as possible the opportunity to live in a suitable and pleasant home. The acquisition of this new-build project enables us to make a valuable contribution to this objective.’