Kroonenberg Groep signs for landmark location right on the N201
Regional info - December 2003
Work in a beautiful office building right by the N201, with fast links to the A2 and A4, and a guaranteed parking space. This is not fantasy, this is very much a reality on Communicatieweg in Mijdrecht. And affordable as well.
‘Mijdrecht is undervalued’
Good landmark locations in the Randstad urban area are gradually becoming scarcer. Accessibility is often poor, not to mention the parking facilities. What a difference in Mijdrecht, from which Amsterdam, Schiphol and Utrecht are within easy reach. Lesley Bamberger, director of Amsterdam’s Kroonenberg Groep, is convinced that the newly built offices on Communicatieweg meet a need for quality at a landmark location. ‘But also in combination with optimal flexibility and good infrastructure. With this project we went further with the finish than really necessary, but nonetheless we are asking for rent in line with the market. Partly for this reason, this building is an interesting option, for businesses inside and outside the region.’
As an example, Bamberger mentions Rockwell Automation established in Hoorn, which occupies 1,460 of the total of 2,360 m2 of floor space. ‘The design of the floor space allows for the best possible division of the ground floor and the three upper floors into useful office units starting at 280 m2’, says Bamberger. ‘This is attractive for a small business, but with no extra effort we can provide large-scale grouped open-plan office space.’ Kroonenberg Groep has provided accommodations for retail, office and residential premises since its incorporation. The interests of the end user are paramount. ‘We build strictly in a market-oriented way, so not only what we like. It is a question of meeting the changing requirements and wishes as well as possible. In anticipation of future developments, we attach a high priority to flexibility in design.’
The office building is designed by architects agency Ten Hove and was built by Bouwbedrijf Midreth, both of which are located in Mijdrecht. Bamberger: ‘We made a conscious decision to work with local companies to improve their commitment. This is also a showpiece for them, and this automatically produces the highest quality. I believe totally in the exemplary nature of this project. In my view, Mijdrecht is very undervalued as a location and this will put it more on the map. Remember, the location, appearance, flexibility and, don’t forget, the competitive rent, will attract interest from far outside the municipality’s borders.’
The arrival of Rockwell Automation is not the only example. Bamberger is totally convinced that many expanding companies from Mijdrecht will come to see the many advantages of this project.