UK consultant Turner & Townsend has been picked as technical adviser for two building projects in the Netherlands. It was awarded the contracts by BNG Bank, which is financing them.
One is a public-private partnership for a town hall in the Municipal Council of Westland, the first deal of its kind in the Netherlands. T&T will help design the financing structure for the development over 25 years.
The town hall will consist of two buildings each covering about 6,000 square metres, including a civic centre and an archive. Work is due to be completed in 2017.
Delft University of Technology
The second scheme is a comprehensive financial risk assessment for the development of student accommodation at the Delft University of Technology.Â Â
The Delft University campus project, which starts at the end of the year, consists of a two-phase, 36,000 square metre development.
The initial phase will comprise the redevelopment of existing buildings into student apartments and a supermarket, bar and restaurant, coffee corner and medical centre. The second phase will be the development of 565 high-rise student apartments.
Westland’s town hall
Niels Donkervoort, a consultant for T&T, said: "We are honoured to be supporting the first municipal PPP town hall project in the country and to be providing in-depth, independent technical advice and insight for a development on the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university."
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