The former V&D building in The Hague was redeveloped at the request of IEF Capital. In preparation of this project, the old car elevators on Voldersgracht were first refitted as two new distribution elevators, thus enabling distribution to take place from this new location. Additional metres were created as shopping space where the distribution site used to be. Decathlon, Stradivarius and Guess have already opened stores in the new section, in the basement and on the first floor.
The remaining shopping section of the former V&D store has been taken into use by Hudson’s Bay, which means that the entire complex is occupied. In addition to this expansion, the façade on Grote Marktstraat and Voldersgracht has been replaced. New, floor-high store fronts have been constructed on the ground floor and first floor instead of the dark canopy with receding fronts. The existing canopy was removed. The store front on the Spuistraat side was also replaced.
The project involved an area of 35,000 m2, the renovation works of which were executed in stages. abcnova was charged with the project management in the preparation and implementation stages of this redevelopment. Its tasks included working out the preliminary design into final blueprints, formulating the tendering specifications, supervising the tendering process for the selection of the contractor and managing the construction work before and during construction and completion.