Vesteda marks festive start of construction on its Zuiderhof new-build project in Rotterdam

Wednesday 22 November will see the festive start of construction on Vesteda’s new-build Zuiderhof complex in Rotterdam. This complex of mid-rental segment and free-sector apartments will be part of the Vreewijk garden village in the city’s Feijenoord district. The project consists of 160 two, three and four-room apartments with floor space ranging from 48 m² to 112 m². Vesteda will rent out the apartments on a priority basis to tenants in key professions. The complex is scheduled for completion in 2026. 

Alderman Chantal Zeegers (Climate, Construction and Housing) will celebrate the start of construction of this Vesteda complex together with representatives from pension fund ABP, contractor Dura Vermeer, developer Focus on Impact and investor/landlord Vesteda.

“It’s great news that lots of new homes can now be built in this special place in Vreewijk, in the former location of the Daniel den Hoed cancer centre. Together, we have done everything we can make sure we can continue to build. The project will help create a better mix of housing types in the neighbourhood, also in the mid-rental segment,” said alderman Chantal Zeegers.

Bart van Dijk, Managing Director of Dura Vermeer Bouw Zuid West agreed: “After intensive and effective cooperation with Focus on Impact and Vesteda, the project is now ready for us to start construction. We are extremely happy with this and together with our partners we will make this an amazing project.”

“After putting our all into this project, this is the moment we have been really looking forward to,” says Philip van der Ent, Commercial Director at developer Focus on Impact. “Together with our valued partners, we have worked tirelessly to get the go-ahead for the construction of the 160 apartments on 22 November. Next year, we will see the start on the construction of the final 83 houses, completing this special residential area. Cooperation really is the key to success here! With this fantastic step forward, we are doing our bit to alleviate the housing shortage in Rotterdam.”

“The Zuiderhof project is a wonderful addition to our portfolio,” says René Tim, head of Acquisitions & Development at Vesteda. “Besides adding 160 high-quality mid-rental segment and free-sector rental homes to our portfolio, we are also ensuring social impact by renting out the homes on a priority basis to candidates in key professions. The fact that we managed to realise such a project at this time is thanks to the commitment of everyone involved to continue building even in these more challenging times.”

About Zuiderhof

Vesteda’s new-build Zuiderhof complex consists of five different blocks: two stand-alone apartment buildings and three blocks of gallery apartments. A semi-underground car park with 75 parking spaces, storage areas and a spacious bicycle shed will be built beneath one of the apartment buildings. The complex is located between Dordtsestraatweg and Groene Hilledijk and partly adjacent to the Valkeniersweide park. The Zuidplein shopping centre is a 10-minute walk away and the shops on the Beijerlandselaan are within five minutes’ cycling distance. The neighbourhood offers childcare facilities and schools for children. Tram station Groene Hilledijk is a five-minute walk away and residents can reach Rotterdam Central Station by metro within 12 minutes.