Housing & city planning

Housing and city planning are evolving rapidly. Demand for smart, sustainable, low emission and affordable housing solutions with full circularity have introduced new approaches, such as virtual construction and modular, 3D printed, robotic and other industrialised building techniques. In smart cities, buildings and infrastructure form part of high density networks while also integrating tailored communication solutions, energy generation and storage, waste and environmental management.

 

This requires constant innovation and high-level project management as stakeholders shift from monodisciplinary works to overseeing a full supply-chain with no capability gaps. Our extensive industry experience has garnered us with a recognised track record in advising on and litigating around large and innovative housing projects and (smart) city centre regeneration projects as well as area developments in sometimes pioneering circumstances.

References

Residential Area Development 
Redevelopment of a former marine airbase into a residential area of up to 10,000 homes, the single largest ‘greenfield’ residential area development in the Netherlands for the years to come

 

Restructuring residential development portfolio
Advising two of the largest Dutch pension funds on the restructuring of their residential development portfolios, including an internal due diligence, the complete legal documentation, as well as the necessary restructuring of securities 

 

Wonderwoods Utrecht
Advising on the design and construction of the cutting edge ‘Wonderwoods’  residential tower, featuring the first ‘green’ façade, with specially designed tree balconies up to 70 metres high, necessitating sophisticated maintenance contracts and construction guarantees

 

Rotterdam Metropolitan Developments
Development of a total of approximately 15,000 houses in the Rotterdam metropolitan area, including several large and complex gentrification projects, including Feyenoord City, Feyenoord XL, Carnisse Island (all part of the National Program Rotterdam-South), Boezembocht (a former railway marshalling yard), Pompenburg (Downtown Rotterdam) and Schieveste.