19 April 2019 | News
On Wednesday 17 April, alderperson Marja Ruigrok of the Municipality of Harlemmermeer launched the construction of the commercial building ABC Square at Airborne Avenue 65-67 at Schiphol Trade Park. ABC Square has a four-star BREEAM rating and is a good example of circular construction, in which all the materials used are recycled. The building isn’t connected to the gas network and is all electric. The solar park on the roof makes the building entirely self-sufficient and also generates power for other users in the business park.
“Circular area development is high on the agenda and is increasingly widely accepted by the business community in the Netherlands,” Ruigrok says. “We’re working with Schiphol Trade Park to create a top-quality location here. It’s thanks to this partnership that we are constructing this kind of commercial building – a place where it’s a pleasure to work and where businesses can be successful. We’re giving the future the green light.”
Flexible, circular and efficient
ABC Square is a development by Delta Development Group and the VolkerWessels company VolkerWessels Logistics Development. The construction company is another VolkerWessels company, Systabo, and the project is supervised by OPL Architects. With 37,000m2 of floor space, ABC Square offers high-quality industrial, office and multi-functional space. On the west side are large industrial spaces for production, storage and logistics, and on the east side, a lively street of office spaces with an individual identity in a green environment.
The units from 4,000m2 can be joined together, which makes for flexibility. Because of the option to combine industrial space with multifunctional space, the project is interesting to a wide group of users. The space can be used as a showroom, a space for testing and production, or an office. The building is ideal not only for logistics service providers but also for regional trading companies and high-tech businesses.
Sale and letting
Barings Real Estate, part of Barings LLC, and one of the largest diversified real estate investors in the world, has purchased the project as part of its pan-European strategy on behalf of institutional investors. It was advised by European Logistics Real Estate Partners. Van Gool Elburg and Cushman & Wakefield are responsible for letting the building.