Benthemstraat 30, Rotterdam
Situated in the lively Agniesebuurt area in the center of Rotterdam, New Benthem is a former office building on freehold that will be redeveloped into a modern, residential building. The mixed-use approach to the building includes six new floors of residential spaces, an office space on the first floor and various commercial business spaces on the ground floor. 80 parking spaces and 660 bicycle spots are available in the building, situated on the ground floor and basement.
This transformation contributes to the ongoing evolution of the Agniesebuurt into one of the most desirable neighbouroods in central Rotterdam. The building will provide a home to young, modern urbanites and creates a vibrant meeting place for residents, visitors and entrepreneurs. New Benthem has been specifically designed by WOMO Architects to fit into the renewed location, both spatially and culturally.
New Benthem offers 168 apartments, tailored to young urban professionals and families. The apartments are located on the second to the seventh floor and cater to the deep and sustained demand for mid-market rental housing. They are characterized by a contemporary, industrial look with 2.8 meter high ceilings and windows with floor to ceiling height.
The apartments have an average area of 56 sqm and 80% comprise of 3 or more rooms. The residents share an impressive 350 sq m roof top terrace on the eight floor as well as 4 terraces distributed throughout the building. 253 sqm of communal rooftop terrace on the 8th floor will further contribute to resident interaction and community feeling. There are several communal spaces on the 2nd and 3rd floor, which can be furnished to the necessity of the residents.
New Benthem is located in the heart of the city and easily accessible. Rotterdam Central Station is 500 meters away. The highway can be reached within several minutes from the Schiekade. Public transport is within walking distance.
|Amsterdam||40 minutes||45 minutes|
|Schiphol||25 minutes||40 minutes|
|The Hague||35 minutes||30 minutes|
|Rotterdam The Hague Airport||25 minutes||10 minutes|
|Utrecht||40 minutes||40 minutes|
New Benthem is situated in the Agniesebuurt, within walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station. It is a dynamic neighborhood, popular amongst young professionals. The area benefits from a large number of facilities, shops and restaurants in the direct vicinity. The main shopping boulevard ‘Coolsingel’ and the characteristic Hofplein are around the corner and also the urban hotspots at the ‘Hofbogen’ are next door.
Due to its lower rental levels compared to other large cities, Rotterdam sees a healthy rental growth
With a projected surge in the number of households in Rotterdam, New Benthem provides critically needed high quality and affordable rental apartment stock to the under-supplied market.
APF International (re)develops buildings with the needs of its future users in mind. The current purpose or function of a building is not leading. Because APF has been active for many years in all ‘asset classes’ – offices, retail, logistics and residential property – development opportunities are recognized at an early stage and converted into high quality projects. APF has positioned itself in recent years as a full-fledged (re)development partner, particularly with regard to transformations to residential properties. This experience continues with the development of New Benthem.