In the Atlaspark in Amsterdam, a distribution centre of no less than 60,000 m² has been built at lightning speed. Construction combination Hercuton / Remco Ruimtebouw realised this new building turn-key on behalf of Kaapstadweg Development B.V. The building is intended for Fetim Group.
The new building is realized on a plot of 9 hectares. The sustainable distribution centre – BREEAM Very Good – has an indoor office space of 1,500 m². The design originates from Hercuton and the construction supervision was provided by Amstelius.
The distribution centre is approx. 580 metres long and 105 metres wide. As an image: these are approx. 8 football fields. A quad was therefore present at the construction site, which enabled the supervisor to move around the site safely and quickly. The piling work was carried out in a period of 8 weeks. Approximately 16,000 piles were driven into the ground. Thanks to its integral and concept-based approach and many years of experience, Construction combination Hercuton / Remco Ruimtebouw was able to build this complex in a short period of time.
This distribution centre has also been realised in accordance with the Wkb (Quality Assurance for Building Act). General Manager Ivo van der Mark: “In anticipation of this Act, we have already realised several large logistics buildings in accordance with the Wkb. By integrating the Wkb into our daily operations, we offer our customers even better quality. In addition, we are even better able to meet investors’ need for certainty about the quality delivered”.
Good investment projects
“The big difference and advantage of the Wkb is that processes are certified throughout the entire process. In addition, the quality is guaranteed from the outset with the help of building files. In fact, we have been working on the delivery from day one. Each construction phase is checked immediately after completion by Seconed through Technical Inspection Services (TIS). After this technical inspection, we immediately know whether the phase in question has been carried out in accordance with the contractual and legal requirements. Where necessary, we take measures. In this way, we work step by step towards the final delivery. We have experienced that the Wkb leads to better quality and a more effective, smarter and more efficient construction process with higher customer satisfaction. They are good investment projects,” says Van der Mark.
About Fetim Group
Fetim started importing hardwood and plywood in 1919. In the meantime, the company has grown into an international trading company, specialising in products for home improvement. In the early seventies, Fetim started to focus on the do-it-yourself market, which was booming. The company was able to respond quickly to new trends and thus laid the foundation for today’s Fetim. Today, Fetim develops window decoration, wall decoration, cabinet systems, floors, sanitary, technical sanitary and building materials. The company supplies thousands of products every day to customers in more than 40 countries around the world.