Parallelweg 98: from showroom to modern offices
Regional info - December 2001
Attention to architecture, flexibility for the users, attractively situated, good access and ample parking. These are just a few of the desirable features required today for a good working environment.
The Parallelweg 98 building is on the border between Beverwijk and Velsen, easily accessible between the A9 and the A22, 20 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam and Alkmaar, within walking distance of the railway station and a few minutes from the center of Beverwijk. This former furniture showroom is undergoing a radical renovation process under the guidance of Kroonenberg Groep of Amsterdam in order to turn it into an office building which meets today’s needs. The Piet Wierenga Architects agency, which has designed a completely new facade, will devote the greatest possible care to the interior and exterior details as well. After this radical metamorphosis, the Parallelweg 98 building will re-emerge as smart and efficient offices in mid 2002.
Confidence in the future
With this renovation, Kroonenberg Groep, which includes real estate investments and project development in its core activities, is demonstrating its confidence in the future of Beverwijk and is making a large investment in the region. The group strives to provide added value to the quality of shopping, working and living.
Functionality and architecture in keeping with the local situation are important elements in this radical redevelopment. The Parallelweg 98 building has lettable floor space of around 3,800 m², divided over the ground floor and three other floors. Its flexible design can accommodate all possible kinds of lay-out plans, from open plan to small units, thus offering tailor-made solutions. Since the spaces vary in size between 380 m² and 1,050 m², sufficient account has been taken of possible expansion at a later date, should that be desired.
Considering that the Randstad area is becoming more and more congested, that a real supply of office space in Amsterdam and its surroundings is still falling, and that there is a shortage of space available in the short term, this redevelopment project is situated in an ideal location. Good accessibility (beating the rush hour), ample parking with a very favorable parking ratio of one to fifty, and adequate residential accommodation for staff in the new Broekpolder residential district to be constructed make it attractive to locate offices in this region. The development of various multi-functional offices in the area has led to a strong increase in interest among companies to locate in this area. With the renovation of the Parallelweg 98 building, Kroonenberg Groep therefore offers interesting potential for service companies looking to escape from the pressures of the overstrained situation in the office market for the Randstad urban area.