Vesteda acquires 68 new mid-market rental homes in Amersfoort-Vathorst
Vesteda and Heijmans have signed a turnkey agreement for the purchase and sale of 68 mid-market rental homes in the Podium project the Vathorst district of Amersfoort. The apartments, averaging 76 m2, are located in a slender tower block at the head of the project, right next to the Amersfoort-Vathorst NS train station. Construction of the complex is set to start in the third quarter of 2022. Completion is expected in 2024.
The apartment complex Vesteda is acquiring is part of the Podium plan, which consists of 440 new homes, including houses, townhouses and apartments. The apartments in the tower will be rented in the mid-market rental segment and are intended for key workers, such as nurses, teachers and police officers, among others.
Designed by Klunder Architects, the slender omni-directional tower block has an appealing design in the shape of an iron, reminiscent of the Flatiron Building in New York. The first seven floors form the base of the tower. This section is slightly thicker than the rest of the tower and has six to seven homes per layer. The tower narrows from the seventh floor to the 14th floor, reducing the number of apartments per floor to three.
The entrance to the homes is located at the tip of the building, right next to Amersfoort Vathorst NS train station and within walking distance of the local shopping centre. The complex has a communal roof garden on the second floor. Beneath the roof garden is the parking garage with 179 parking spaces. Vesteda will acquire 68 of these parking spaces.
"With this beautiful apartment complex, we are adding a large number of affordable rental apartments to our portfolio at an excellent location in attractive Amersfoort. Vesteda was already well represented in Amersfoort, but not yet in the Vathorst district. It is thanks to the will and commitment of everyone involved that we were able to make this project to feasible and reach agreement in these challenging times."