Omnam Group takes the former post office building on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam to the next stage of its redevelopment, by beginning construction of the 155-meter-high residential tower this summer. Drees & Sommer Netherlands is responsible for Project and Process Management for this project.
From vision to realisation
Thanks to its experience in handling complex developments, Omnam has managed the smooth transformation of the POST project. It can be seen a master class in redevelopment where every section starts at the right time and every piece is in place. To deliver the most suitable solution for this challenging project, Omnam has carefully selected a team of leading experts in their field to realise their vision into reality.
By Mid-March of 2021, the Council of State left the original building permit intact. Since then, the multiple teams working on the POST project have been accelerating the construction preparations.
Drees & Sommer’s Senior Project Manager Rutger Laurs and Managing Director Michel de Haan, supervised the permit process and provide stakeholder management. "A permit process requires a lot of work, involving a procedure that goes all the way up to the Council of State. Such a process cannot succeed without good collaboration, a lot of research and solid arguments. In the end, we succeeded in meeting all the conditions for implementing the plan," says Rutger Laurs.
"We supervised the design team, and we are involved - in close consultation with Omnam - in the tendering and contract formation for the new tower and the further development of the monumental part of the POST project," adds Michel de Haan. "Omnam is an international project developer with an impressive portfolio. Our knowledge of the Dutch real estate market, local laws and regulations certainly add value to the project."
City living reaches new heights
The POST-Tower contains a total of 305 apartments with 70 different layouts and 43 floors. Ooms Makelaars and Christies Real Estate have been involved early in the process for the sale of the 102 apartments to private buyers. Colliers International brought Amvest to the table, who have bought 203 apartments. The real estate market in Rotterdam is booming and is catching up with other major hubs in Europe.
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