The highest point of the Hofbadtoren was reached at the end of November. The Hofbadtoren, together with the Couperus tower which is already there, forms the Gate of Ypenburg. Now that the highest point has been reached, this proverbial gate is clearly visible. With the construction of the Hofbadtoren, Staedion is ensuring that 162 sustainable and affordable social housing units will be added in a district with a relatively large number of free-sector housing units. The homes are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. For this project, Staedion has entered into a Design and Build agreement with Loostad Vastgoedontwikkeling from Apeldoorn. Together with Wessels Zeist and Ufkes Apeldoorn, these three VolkerWessels companies are responsible for the development and realisation of the UAV-GC project.
A home of their own in Ypenburg
Dré Boidin, Director of Maintenance & Real Estate Staedion: "We have reached a great milestone. In spite of all the corona measures, considerable progress has been made, as a result of which we will be adding 162 sustainable and affordable rental homes to The Hague's housing stock in 2021. A great asset in Ypenburg with which Staedion is contributing to a good and stable mix of different target groups in order to combat segregation. The supply in the Hofbadtoren is therefore also diverse. Two- and three-room flats ranging from 50 to 65 m2 have been built. All have an outdoor area on the sunny and noise-free side. This creates a pleasant living environment for the ultimate occupants. In addition, the flats are energy-efficient and sustainable. For example, they are connected to the district heating and are therefore gas-free. Solar panels will not only be installed on the roof of the Hofbadtoren, but also on the side wall of the building. Circular façade elements have also been used. In this way, together we will ensure that 162 families from The Hague can have their own new home.”
Sustainable asset for The Hague
Director Henk Driesen of Loostad Vastgoedontwikkeling: "The Hofbadtoren is a unique project and the third project we are realising for Staedion after ‘Het Zamen’ and the ‘Tuinen van Morgenstond’. We are proud that the high point has been reached. Certainly with the complexity of building in the days of COVID-19. Despite the fact that we had to switch gears for a while because of all the corona measures, 162 flats will be added in the new year. In this way, we are once again contributing to reducing the housing shortage in The Hague. In short, the Hofbadtoren is a sustainable asset for The Hague and its residents.”
The delivery of the Hofbadtoren is expected in the second quarter of 2021. Residence seekers who would like to live in the Hofbadtoren must be registered with Woonnet Haaglanden. A few months before completion, the homes will be offered via this site.