209 apartments completed in “Little C” in Rotterdam

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Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors recently completed the construction of 209 rental lofts and apartments. Drees & Sommer Netherlands was responsible for quality control during construction. Little C is made up of fifteen distinctive buildings with apartments, work spaces, and small food service businesses and offers a unique living and working environment in the center of Rotterdam. 

The project, designed by INBO and CULD, takes many cues from the architectural style of New York. Above all, this can be seen in the robust brick facades, large black windows, and the steel fences and footpaths designed by Ruud-Jan Kokke. Tenants will soon be able to enjoy all the green spaces, vegetated façades, and the new Coolhaven Park.

The Gem in the Bouwinvest portfolio

Bouwinvest owns a share in the three largest buildings: The Burton, The Clark, and The Hammond. There are a total of 209 rental properties. Mohamed Ghelali, Senior Development Manager at Bouwinvest, calls it one of the gems in Bouwinvest’s real estate portfolio. “There is a special air about it; the Little C is a real eye-catcher.” The housing supply is popular. Nearly all the rental apartments – ranging from 50 to 150 m² – were leased out in record time.

Quality standards

Bouwinvest commissioned BOAG – Part of Drees & Sommer with quality control during construction. Senior Project Lead Marc Mattheijer was at the building site every week. This made him the future owner’s eyes and ears. “My primary responsibility was to assess whether the predefined quality standards were being observed. And to advise the building consortium on problem-solving and to keep any additional expenses to a minimum, such as during the construction of the bathrooms that had been subsequently modified.” Good quality control is invaluable for Bouwinvest, emphasizes Ghelali. “It’s important to have a partner like Drees & Sommer at your side who detects problems early on, provides feedback, and takes the necessary actions.”


The full article was published in the Vastgoedjournaal.