Vesteda, Van Wijnen to build zero-energy Fijn Wonen houses in Assen

Vesteda and project developer Van Wijnen Noord B.V. have signed a turnkey agreement for the realisation of 45 so-called nul-op-de-meter (NOM) zero-energy houses according to the Fijn Wonen (Good Living) concept. The NOM houses, which are characterised by low energy costs, will be built in the new-build neighbourhood Diepstroeten in Assen. Vesteda has opted for the Fijn Wonen 301 models and the houses will be rented out in the mid-segment of the liberalised rental market.

Vesteda and Van Wijnen Noord B.V. developed this new project in close consultation with the Assen city council. Aqua Vastgoed B.V. assisted the parties in their cooperation. Pieter Knauff, director Acquisitions at Vesteda says: “The acquisition of these NOM rental houses is in line with our high sustainability ambitions. The family houses are well designed and will be built in the park-like, village-style setting of Woonpark Diepstroeten. An attractive addition to our portfolio!” Peter Hutten, director of Van Wijnen Noord B.V.: “We are very pleased to be building 45 NOM houses in the liberalised rental market for Vesteda in Diepstroeten. It will create the right mix of house types in the neighbourhood, plus the project will help us to realise our national sustainability targets.”

About Vesteda

Vesteda is an enterprising investor with a clear focus on the Dutch residential real estate market. Vesteda invests funds for institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers. Vesteda has total capital of more than €4.3 billion invested in real estate. The company’s rental portfolio stands at a total of around 23,000 residential units. Vesteda’s key investment regions are the Randstad region and the Brabant metropolitan area. In 2016, Vesteda generated a total result of €537 million, with approximately 200 employees.

About Van Wijnen/Aqua Vastgoed

Van Wijnen is more than just a construction firm. We help people and society as a whole by realising buildings that raise the quality of living, working, learning and recreation. We do this with 1,600 engaged and driven professionals from 25 locations in the Netherlands. We develop, build, maintain and manage. We believe that cooperation, acting pro-actively and sharing know-how are the keys to success.