The first pile for the new Moermansk 400 & 500 developments was sunk during a groundbreaking ceremony on 8 March. The two new-build developments, undertaken by G&S Vastgoed, are located at the top of Moermanskkade, on the corner of Mercuriushaven and Minervahaven.
The two office buildings – Moermansk 400, designed by Joris Deur of the ZZDP Architecten architectural firm, and Moermansk 500 by John Bosch of OZ architects – cover
a total area of approximately 10,000 square metres GLA. The beautiful views over the Mercuriushaven port offered by both developments have already attracted a large number of creative companies, which will be signing leases for space in the building. The estimated construction time is 18 months, with the project slated for completion in the third quarter of 2019.
The groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the construction of the ninth and tenth buildings currently under development in Minervahaven, which is rapidly being transformed into a mixed-use, upscale business district located close to Amsterdam’s residential areas.
In order to properly coordinate both the movement of construction vehicles and commuting traffic, building logistics and the temporary and final design of the public space will be prioritised. Additionally, road traffic measures and traffic controllers will be provided as a condition for the provision of permits for using cranes in the public space, among other activities. This guarantees safety and ensures that we can maintain high customer satisfaction levels in this area despite the ongoing construction work. With the sizeable amount of building activity undertaken now and in the future, this area accounts for a large share of overall operating income.
For architectural illustrations of the two Moermansk developments, see: