The Rijnstraat 8 project involves the design, build, finance, maintenance, and operation of the new national office for the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands.
The contract includes the renovation of the old ministry building. It will be a flexible government office; not renewed for a specific department but shared by several governmental organisations.
The renewed Rijnstraat 8 will offer a pleasant environment in line with today's flexible working patterns. In addition, the building will have an inviting and open character.
SPV General Manager Philip Kroner outlines the background to the VR8 project.
"The renovation included approx. 90.000 m2 gross floor space office building, accommodating at least 4,200 workplaces for several ministries, including parking and commercial space.
"The scope of services included maintenance of the building and installations, catering, cleaning, waste management, facility management, energy, and ICT services. The agreement also included the commercial exploitation of parking, shops, and a restaurant/food court."
From 2017, the new Rijnstraat 8 government office will accommodate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Immigration and Naturalisation Services, and the Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA).