a.s.r. real estate

Nieuwe Haagse Passage reaches highest point


Nieuwe Haagse Passage is a construction project in the heart of the city of The Hague. The construction work is in the hands of J.P. van Eesteren b.v. and the developers are Multi Vastgoed and AM Real Estate Development. On Thursday afternoon, J.P. van Eesteren celebrated that it had reached the highest point of the build. To mark the occasion, the highest and last roof element was installed in the presence of representatives of a.s.r. real estate investment management, the owner of Nieuwe Haagse Passage, Multi Vastgoed, AM Real Estate Development and hotel chain Accor. As is the tradition, the construction workers were showered with honours for their efforts after the last roof element had been put in place. 

Nieuwe Haagse Passage will be joined up to the existing Haagse Passage, connecting Grote Marktstraat with Spuistraat. The development comprises about 10,500 m2 in retail space and the Suite Novotel boasting 118 rooms. It is a complex construction project. ‘It's mostly the location that makes it challenging. We're in the very heart of the city of The Hague and space is limited on the building site. This means that we sometimes have to be creative about the logistics of the build. To mention an example, we have had to install our tower crane on the roof of the V&D department store,’ said Leo Mosselman, J.P. van Eesteren's project manager. 

The complex, which was designed by architect Bernard Tschumi, will have a striking frontage; the exterior will be clad with white ceramic tiles and blue dots. The first tiles are expected to be fitted within a week or two. At Spuistraat, the building exterior will be brought back to its original state as much as possible. ‘We've been very careful to preserve the monumental tile tableaus and stone ornaments. I expect to see the exterior of the building at Spuistraat restored back to its former glory by the end of April 2014. The completion of the entire construction project is scheduled for September 2014,’ said Leo Mosselman.