Real Estate Investor Altera Vastgoed NV (hereinafter: Altera) has agreed the purchase of 125 apartments at the former Vrodest location in Zaandam with development consortium Stebru / Impact Vastgoed, with the assistance and advice of Fakton Capital. Altera had already acquired in the first phase 231 apartments in 2018.
Altera’s new acquisition concerns a total of 356 apartments spread across five buildings, 310 parking spaces and bicycle storage facilities. The apartments are between 52 and 108 sq. m., have one or two bedrooms and feature either a spacious terrace or a balcony. The project is fitted with solar panels, a thermal energy storage facility, heat exchanger and a low EPC.
Altera’s CEO, Jaap van der Bijl, states: “Zaanse Helden offers families, senior citizens, first-time buyers and buyers moving up the housing ladder a future-proof residential product in the Zaandam housing market. With the acquisition of phase 2 and construction expected to begin in 2021, a sustainable residential area is created bordering on Amsterdam. This makes the project an excellent fit for our residential portfolio.”
Robert Steenbrugge (Stebru) and Philip van der Ent (Impact Vastgoed): “We are proud of the fact that, thanks to the city council’s recently adopted zoning plan and this high-quality nature-inclusive plan, we have been able to sell more than half of the residential properties to Altera. Parteon plans to acquire 163 units for social housing, and 88 owner-occupier homes will be put on the market.”
The urban development De Zaanse Helden consists of various residential buildings, a rooftop garden and an underground parking facility based on a design by Havermans Hielkema Architecten. The project has ten apartment complexes with a grand total of 607 apartments: 356 in the deregulated sector, 163 for social housing and 88 owner-occupier apartments. De Zaanse Helden has suitable homes for first-time buyers, families and senior citizens. The project’s eyecatcher is the communal nature-inclusive rooftop terrace that connects the adjacent windmill park, the Zaanse Helden buildings and neighbouring Burano. A perfect combination of nature and the city, where residents and those living in the surrounding areas can meet and come together.