Residential healthcare project Het Prinsenkwartier in Brielle taken into operation by Altera Vastgoed

Real estate investor Altera has added the residential healthcare project Het Prinsenkwartier on Burgemeester H. van Sleenstraat in Brielle to its portfolio. The new addition is the second residential healthcare related asset in Altera’s investment portfolio.

Het Prinsenkwartier is located in the centre of Brielle, inside the town’s historic ramparts. The complex offers 44 private sector rental homes for retirees and tenants older than 55 with latent or current outpatient care needs, as well as 28 intramural care units, a Welzijn Ouderen (Elderly Welfare) meeting space, workplaces for primary care personnel and 41 parking spaces.

The apartments all have their own outdoor space, and the building’s design makes it easy for residents to meet each other in order to combat loneliness. Tenants will have every opportunity to meet each other in an informal social setting, for example in the building’s grand café and through various organised activities. The 28 intramural care units and the welfare centre will be operated by care organisation Catharina, Thuis op Voorne, under a multiyear lease. The project was developed and realised by Gebroeders Blokland, based in Hardinxveld-Giessendam.

With an energy efficiency coefficient of 0.0, approximately 1,000 solar panels, air-to-air heat pumps, a sedum roof and carbon-controlled ventilation units, the building is exceptionally sustainable and future-proof. With this green new addition to its portfolio, Altera is taking another step towards realising its sustainability goals.

In addition to the Prinsenkwartier project, the Robijnhof healthcare project in Leiden is currently under construction. Together with new-build projects in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, these new additions will ensure further portfolio growth to a total 6,500 homes.

Altera’s CEO, Jaap van der Bijl, is delighted with the result: “With the completion of this residential healthcare project, we are responding to the increasing demand for care-adjacent residential units. In collaboration with Catharina, Thuis op Voorne, the complex has been designed to meet the housing needs of today and tomorrow for the elderly people.”

Hans Biezemans, Director of Catharina, Thuis op Voorne: “With Het Prinsenkwartier, Catharina has renewed yet another of its properties. Through this pleasant collaboration, we have succeeded in developing a modern complex that will provide state-of-art living, care and welfare for seniors. The care section uses home automation to set a new standard for senior housing, enabling residents with dementia to continue living independently.”


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