Real estate investor Altera Vastgoed NV (hereafter: Altera), together with Libertas Leiden, the City of Leiden and building contractor and property developer M.J. de Nijs, recently celebrated the beginning of the construction of the final phase of the Robijnhof project in Leiden. Councilman Abdelhaq Jermoumi was present at the celebration to say a few words. This final phase is the development of the intramural care complex, which has been designed specifically for care provider Libertas.
The Robijnhof project comprises 119 futureproof rental properties (24 of which are social sector rental homes), 79 underground parking spaces and three shared parking facilities for mobility scooters and bicycles (Phase I). The intramural care complex comprises 40 psychogeriatric units (Phase II). The care complex has been designed in close cooperation with care provider Libertas. Altera and Libertas have entered into a long-term rental agreement.
The first homes in Phase I were completed in November 2021. The futureproof homes are intended for senior citizens of 65 and over who are in need of some degree of extramural care. All the homes have been let. The apartments are connected to the district heating network. Solar panels installed on the buildings’ roofs supply power to the central facilities. The housing complex has an area on the ground floor that serves as the operational base for the home care provided by Libertas.
Erwin Wessels, CIO of Altera: “ The festive start to the construction of the psychogeriatric units, in partnership with De Nijs, signals the beginning of the final phase of construction. Libertas is going to rent this complex for many years, which contributes to the community by providing a place for elderly people with a need for intramural care. Additionally, the homes in the project give elderly people the opportunity to live affordably and independently in pleasant, high-quality surroundings and to get home care if they need it. This means that Robijnhof is a perfect fit for our residential portfolio, which focuses on affordability for all target groups.”
Robijnhof project Phase II
The Robijnhof project involves demolishing a former care home and replacing it with new residential units and care services. The project is being carried out in partnership with care provider Libertas and is being constructed by De Nijs. In addition to the rental homes, an intramural care complex with 40 psychogeriatric units is being built. The construction of this complex responds to the needs of Libertas, which is going to rent the complex on a long-term basis. Fifteen individual houses are also being constructed for private sale.