Real estate investor Altera Vastgoed NV (hereinafter: Altera) has reached an agreement with Vastbouw Vastgoedontwikkeling B.V. (hereinafter: Vastbouw) to acquire 174 new single-family houses in Almere.
The development project, known as ’t Groene Wold, consists of eight courtyards with a total of 372 single-family houses. Altera is acquiring 174 houses spread across three sub-sectors of the project. The residential blocks include corner and terraced houses between 80 and 104 sq. m. Each house has a spacious back garden of between 12 and 17 metres, complete with a shed. Residents can park on-street in the courtyard complex. The corner houses have on-drive parking for two cars.
Altera’s CEO, Jaap van der Bijl: “With this acquisition we further meet the need for young families for affordable single-family homes in the Randstad conurbation. This project is not only affordable, but it also meets our high standards when it comes to sustainability. The project fits perfectly into our sustainable young housing portfolio which GRESB recently applauded as the world’s most sustainable residential fund.”
In line with the move away from gas heating, all houses will have access to an energy system consisting of an individual air-water heat pump and 12 solar panels. Residents will generate their own electricity to heat and cool their homes. All these sustainable applications will ensure an Energy Performance Coefficient of 0.0. At the ‘t Groene Wold development rainwater is harvested and stored alongside surface water in wadis and a large pond. Vegetation and planting are highly diverse at ‘t Groene Wold and around 50% of the area will be designated as urban agriculture. The total unpaved area will be above-average compared to other residential estates. The combination of unpaved areas, the significant amount of surface water and vegetation makes this a residential estate that is more climate change resilient.
Ronnie Hondeveld, director Vastbouw International Holding BV: “By selling to Altera we secure a large part of our development ‘t Groene Wold. With the construction of the future-proof rental and owner-occupied houses, Vastbouw is also contributing to the enormous housing task that our country is facing”.
‘t Groene Wold is part of the Oosterwold district on the eastern side of Almere. Oosterwold can be characterised as a peaceful countryside location with easy access to the city and other facilities. The many amenities nearby include various supermarkets and small-scale shops.
In addition to the 372 single-family houses, Vastbouw will be developing commercial real estate on an area covering around 5,590 sq. m The ’t Groene Wold project will be part of the Almere Hout urban district. The newbuild areas known as Nobelhorst and Vogelhorst, which are also part of Almere Hout, are almost completed. The Oosterwold district is currently under construction. It will create 15,000 new homes on some 4,300 hectares of land to the east of Almere and to the west of Zeewolde. The aim for this location is to achieve a rich mix of low density living and working environments and other facilities to counterbalance the more urbanised developments to the west.