01 March 2017
The Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Office Fund N.V. has welcomed new tenants in its landmark World Trade Center in Rotterdam whilst expanding several existing tenant contracts, as a result of its renovation and upgrading works.
Bouwinvest has signed a total of 5,000 sqm of tenancy agreements over the past year, which include contracts with Horeca Accountancy en Advies, De Buik, Revnext, VaporLinQ, Secretary Plus, Gate010, Delta Lloyd, Flexnet and Busan Port Authority. Existing tenants Language Partners and Van Ardennen & Crince le Roy Advocaten have also expanded their contracts. The flexible workspaces in the building’s Business Center have also seen increased interest with a doubling of the number of local and international users in 2016.
Bouwinvest REIM acquired the World Trade Center Rotterdam in 2015. It is a multifunctional office building in the heart of the city hosting a mix of Dutch and international businesses, hospitality services and a large convention centre in an historic building with modern cutting edge facilities. The building is currently being renovated to further improve its visual appeal and environmental features. The existing facilities will be extended and redeveloped to ensure the WTC remains an attractive business hotspot in the future.
A good start of 2017
The bottom three floors of the 90-metre green-grey glass tower (23floors with panoramic views) have now been renovated. The historic part of the building has been fitted with high quality industrial floors and is ready to be let in 80 to 1000 sqm sections, or multiples thereof. There has been great interest in this section of the building with the first tenants starting to move in and others waiting, pending contracts rounding off the negotiation phase.
Bouwinvest is represented by Cushman & Wakefield, Ooms and JLL for the leasing of the building.