In 2010, ABN AMRO vacated the office building ‘De Parade’ in the centre of Amstelveen, an environment where living and working are carefully combined. The building is in a lively area that does not, at first glance, have a typically business character, but is easily accessible by car and public transport. This excellent office environment was reason for Brompton to undertake a sustainable renovation of the building and turn it into ‘The Garden’.
The building was originally intended for single tenant use. The biggest challenge was to transform it into a multi tenant building. An important objective was to integrate the ‘green concept’ in the existing complex and to upgrade the whole into a building with an Energy Label A.
With a rigorous renovation and the installation of an underground heat/cold storage unit, this Energy Label A has been achieved. Sustainable upgrades to the parking garage, various entrances, showrooms, offices and the forecourt has earned it the nickname in Amstelveen of ‘The Green Office’. This is further reinforced because the companies are involved in the economic, social and ecological aspects of the complex.
A team selected from CBRE’s in-house project managers, engineering and technical consultants and interior designers worked closely together to achieve ‘The Garden’. The successful transformation of this building into a fully sustainable office is the perfect example of how CBRE addresses sustainability and integrated service. In 2013, ‘The Garden’ welcomed Nestlé as its main tenant.